The what, who and why of English Proficiency Tests
What is an English Proficiency Test?
English Proficiency Tests (such as the IELTS and TOEFL) are a test of your English language abilities i.e. your ability to write, listen, read and speak in English.
Who needs to take an English Proficiency Test?
The IELTS and TOEFL are most commonly taken by international students looking to study in a (primarily) English-speaking nation.
Why is a good test score important?
It demonstrates that you possess the necessary English skills to understand academic writing, produce scholarly writing, and communicate effectively.