Time for a home-grown English language test, Indian agents say

From Times Higher Education: “Indian education agents are lobbying for the creation of home-grown language tests to facilitate international study amid frustration that a country with more English speakers than most is lavishing millions on foreign exams. The agents said the time had come for India to develop its own version of assessments like the UK-developed International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the US-spawned Test of English as a Foreign Language (Toefl). … Language tests hit the headlines in India after IDP bought the sole rights to deliver IELTS there. Agents raised concerns that this could confer a competitive advantage on the company, which also has a student referral arm.”

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