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An English as a Second Language Test (an ESL Test) provides an objective, quantified evaluation of one or more English skills such as reading, writing, grammar, speaking and listening. Below are the key skills assessed on ESL tests:
Some of the most popular ESL tests are IELTS, Oxford, Cambridge, TOEIC and TOEFL. These tests are recognized by educational institutions, employers, and immigration authorities worldwide.
Young people take ESL tests in school, such as the English portion of the Dutch Eindexam. If your teen needs support in preparing for a high school English test, contact us about private tutoring.
You can use your test results for your CV, for a job application, for immigration, for university or course admission. Or simply to focus your attention on your English skills that need improvement. And of course, good test results provide a reward and a sense of satisfaction in what you have accomplished! If you get a certificate, you can even frame it!
You can take a test before a course starts, to be sure you are in the right level, and take a test at the end to check your progress. You can take a test to satisfy your own curiosity about your ability, and of course you can take a test as required by a government for immigration, by an employer for a job interview or by a university for admission. These tests are often given in testing centers on particular dates, although some tests are available online, including the Oxford Online Placement Test and all English Center tests.
If you are immigrating, going to university or applying for certain jobs, you will be assigned a test. In Europe, that is often an IELTS test or a Cambridge Exam. These are tough tests, so you should consider taking a private test preparation course to get ready.
If you are choosing a test to get objective insights into your own English skills, you can choose an English Center test, such as our free Business English Test or our free English Level Test. Or you can choose a test of writing or speaking/listening, or a test that combines all these skills with an Oxford Online Placement Test.
ESL tests range from free to hundreds of euros.
If you are planning to take an ESL test that has been requested by a university, government or an employer, it’s important to prepare by focusing on developing your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. With proper practice and test preparation, you will achieve success in your ESL test.
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