English Language Proficiency

Part 3 of 9.

Welcome to Part 3 of our 9-part series on what to consider before studying abroad.

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English Language Proficiency

This article is aimed at students who want to study abroad at an English language university. If English isn’t your first language or you’re not fluent, you will need to make sure your language skills meet requirements.

Universities will likely require the results of your IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL or equivalent test. If you opt for IELTS, you will have to take the Academic version of the test. It tests you on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Results range from 1 to 9 (1 is worst, 9 is best) and each of the four skills are tested. You will be expected to achieve a result of at least 6.0 in each skill – the requirement varies among universities.

English language proficiency is essential if you want to get an offer. It can also make a huge difference to your performance when you study abroad. If this applies to you, make it a priority. If you want to study abroad and think you’ve got the grades and financial means, contact one of ProEd’s experienced counsellors to find out how they can help make the process quicker and easier. ProEd is a premier advisory service helping international students find their best fit school abroad. Check our Contact Us page to find out how to get in touch.

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