This is a question lots of English students may ask themselves, irrespective of the English qualifications they have obtained in their home country: Is my English good enough to study/work in an English-speaking country?
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
For a list of organisations that accept IELTS scores, click here.
You can start by finding out all the details of IELTS in the official IELTS website and download the candidate booklet, where you will find an answer to the most relevant questions about the exam.
And now let's go back to the question in the post title: Is your English good enough to study/work in an English-speaking country? Let's find it out.
Canada Visa offers two complete tests where you can gauge whether your English language ability is high enough to integrate into Canadian society and the Canadian workforce and, consequently, gain admittance in the country.
The four sections of the IELTS (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) are measured on a Band Score system from 1-9. To receive the maximum number of points for English language ability on a Federal Skilled Worker application, applicants who are required to take the IELTS, must obtain a Band score of 7.5 or higher in the Listening component and a 6.5 or higher in the other three components.
So why don't you have a go at it and check whether your English level is sufficient to pass the IELTS. Take one of the free online tests Canada Visa offers and find it out for yourself.