[lg policy] Standardized English Tests Are Halted in Iran

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 22 14:50:27 UTC 2010

 Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

New York Times

Standardized English Tests Are Halted in Iran

The Educational Testing Service has announced that it is temporarily
suspending registration for its tests in Iran, including the popular
Test of English as a Foreign Language, in what may be one of the first
tangible effects of the new sanctions levied against the country by
the international community.

Experts and Iranian expatriates were appalled, saying that if the
sanctions prohibited Iranians from studying abroad, they would hurt
precisely the kind of outward-looking young Iranians the West would
like to help.

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