Ireland to begin its long awaited English Language changes this month

January 12, 2016

The Justice Department of Ireland has confirmed that the changes it laid down in the month of May for the foreign educators of the Ireland would come into effect this month, and that would also include the publication of the list of providers who are eligible for accepting the overseas students.

Ireland to begin its long awaited English Language changes this month

The rule which was announced by the government previous year after a rise in closure of English language schools were put in place for implementation previous October month. However, the changes got delayed as government set out reviewing hundreds of language and higher education programs that accept the foreign students.

The Justice Department had confirmed that the rules would be implemented and the foreign list of Educational Providers would be released on 20th January.

According to the Justice Department’s spokesman, the purpose of this latest policy is for aligning the foreign education strategy and the immigration policy of the state.

A vital priority of the policies is deliverance of high educational standards by all the providers through an effective environment of learning, sufficient teaching and learning supports and sufficient learning contents and the results.

When she announced the changes in the month of May, Frances Fitzgerald, Justice and Equality Minister, said that they are working for making sure that the visa factories and the individuals who run those has no place in the education of Ireland.

The IELP would include entire Irish or EU higher education institutions and the English providers that could hire students from outside the EU.

The changes also need the providers for putting in place the tuition protection steps that include compulsory learner protection arrangements and escrow accounts for safeguarding the tuition fees. 

English Language providers in the nation had welcomed the changes that they are hoping would assist clean up the English Language industry of Ireland, that has witnessed the closure of around 17 language schools since the year 2014.

As per the government spokesman, the ILEP would replace the foreign register in phases. Visas for the English language students would be slashed from one year to eight months under new rules.  The move marks the first step of Ireland towards its foreign education, an initial stamp of quality and code of conduct for the entire foreign student providers that the government was to roll out in the year 2014.   

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