AALL Media Contributions & issues

 

March 2014

English proficiency at risk as TEQSA bows out  The Australian Higher Education, 12 March 2014, B. Lane cites Alex Barthel.

May 2013

Chinese student's English 'talent' not enough  The Australian Higher Education, 7 May 2013, B. Lane cites Alex Barthel.

September 2012

Unis urged to get serious about English proficiency  The Australian Higher Education, 5 September 2012, B. Lane cites Sophie Arkoudis.

August 2012

National regulator sharpens focus on English language standards  The Australian Higher Education, 22 August 2012, B. Lane cites Alex Barthel.

July 2012

Overseas students lag on job-ready English  The Australian Higher Education, 18 July 2012, B. Lane cites Alex Barthel and Liz Craven.

June 2012

Standards set for English proficiency Campus Review, 28 June 2012, Alex Barthel.

April 2012

Spot checks on university marks urged  The Australian Higher Education, 17 April 2012 J. Hare cites Alex Barthel.

February 2012

Unis agree to streamlined rules  The Australian Higher Education, 15 February 2012 A. Trounson cites Alex Barthel.

November 2011

Student numbers grow, but not English-language support  The Australian Higher Education, 9 November 2011 A. Trounson cites Alex Barthel.

Get tough on language skills: Ombudsman   The Australian Higher Education, 2 November 2011 A. Trounson cites Alex Barthel and Sophie Arkoudis

September 2011

TEQSA role to safeguard language standards The Australian Higher Education, 28 September 2011 A. Trounson cites Alex Barthel and Bronwyn James.

March 2011

'Extend tougher language standardsThe Australian Higher Education, 16 March 2011 A. Trounson cites Alex Barthel and Sophie Arkoudis.

August 2010

Disciplined EnglishThe Australian, 25 August, letter, Bronwyn James.

English should be embeddedThe Australian Higher Education, 18 August 2010 A. Trounson cites Sophie Arkoudis.

April 2010

Broad effort to lift English proficiencyThe Australian Higher Education, 28 April 2010 A. Trounson cites Simon Marginson and Alex Barthel.

Marked surge in domestic students, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April.

October 2007

'Lost for words among the tight fists'
The Australian Higher Education, 10 October 2007 Alex Barthel.

March 2007

'Language staff lose academic ranking'
The Australian Higher Education, 21 March 2007 B. Lane cites Alex Barthel.

'Support doesn't add up to much'
The Australian Higher Education, 21 March 2007, B. Lane cites Alex Barthel.

'English Proficiency: not just an issue for international students'
Campus Review, 13 March 2007, Alex Barthel, AALL President (pdf/683k)

February 2007

'Are tertiary students competent in English?'
Lingua Franca, ABC Radio, 24 February 2007, Alex Barthel, AALL President (pdf/27k)