Bolashak intends to level down standards for foreign languages
It will cover command of such languages as German, French, Japanese and Korean
According to BNews.kz standards for foreign languages' command are expected to be leveled down for applicants of Bolashak scholarship.
The Order of the Kazakh Education Minister “On some measures for realization of Bolashak international scholarship” was published on the website of the e-government. The changes will cover standards command of such languages as German, French, Japanese and Korean. The order is available for public discussion until July 24.
"The introduction of changes concerning the command of German and French languages is caused by the need to expand the access of applicants for participation in the competition for the award of the Bolashak scholarship. These changes do not entail additional financial costs for training and will allow more applicants to participate in the contest,” the statement reads.
Nowadays a certificate of the Goethe-Institute level A1 (survival level - understanding of everyday speech) is enough to get studying in the Austrian Republic, Germany, and Switzerland in English and German.
The standards for studying in France and Switzerland are leveled down as well. The applicant should score 100 points (earlier 200) during the French level test and confirm DELF A1 level (instead of DELF 2).
As for studying in Korea in English and Korean languages, it is necessary to confirm the TOPIK initial level instead of the second one, and in Japan - the fifth level of the official test of the Japanese language Nouryekushiken (instead of the third).