USF International Relations Vice President Stanley D. Nel on Language Proficiency Test For International Students | USF in the News |

"According to a China National Radio (CNR) report in November, the Ministry of Education is working on a national English language proficiency testing and rating system to replace the multiple existing English language tests, with the aim of releasing it in 2017."




"Stanley D. Nel, vice president of international relations at the University of San Francisco with responsibility for China admissions, said that the nine-level system is a positive step. 
The current proliferation of tests is confusing to those of us trying to evaluate the proficiency of students wanting to enroll at American universities," said Nel. According to the CNR report, the new system is designed to match up with mature English language evaluation systems around the world. "I am delighted that the Chinese government is making this change," said Nel."