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    How Long Should
    I Study English?
    Find Out Now

The quick, fun way to discover how much longer you need to study English.

Instant Test of Your Skills

Test all four of your English skills - no need to travel to a testing centre.

Talk with an Assessor Now

Talk face-to-face with an Assessor by video-call.

How Much More Study?

Learn how many more weeks you should study for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE.

Key Improvement Areas

Learn what you should focus on to improve your skills.

Your Personal Report ...
... in just 1 hour


We prepare a Personal Report for you, so you know how you're progressing now and how much longer you should study English. 

We check all your core skills in less than 1 hour, then immediately send you your Personal Report, which tells you:

  • Your current ability for each skill (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking).
  • How your current skills rank for IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CEF - the major certification exams most learners are working towards.
  • How much longer you should study to reach your target level.
  • The areas you most need to focus on right now, to improve your skills.

You receive your Report by email. You can download and print it.

Review your Report with your Teacher or Tutor, and forward it to language colleges, employers, education agents, migration agents and universities.

Try it now: Get your First Personal Report for Free

Join now and get your first Personal Report for Free:

  • Free assessment of your current Reading and Listening Skills;
  • How you rate for IELTS and other exams;
  • How long you need to keep studying to reach your goal.

Are You On Track?

Do you have a goal to pass an English exam - like IELTS or TOEFL or CEF or PTE?

Your Personal Report shows whether you are "on track" to get there. Have you allowed enough time?

Watch this 1-minute video to see how you can find out.


Speaking, Writing,
Reading and Listening

  • Do the assessment right now - available 24x7 - no need to book weeks ahead.
  • Talk with live assessors - available now - to check your speaking skills.
  • Do the tests from your computer - no need to travel to a testing center.
  • Fun and friendly - not scary like exams!
  • Quickly discover what your current skill levels are.
  • Get your results in minutes - not weeks.
  • See how much more study you need for each skill.

Talk Face-to-Face With a Real Person


Speak face-to-face with a qualified Assessor.

You can be relaxed! It's not like an exam - you'll have a friendly 5-to-15 minute conversation.

It's by video-call right her on your computer.

One of our Assessors is ready to talk with you now.

Try it now: Get your First Personal Report for Free

Join now and get your first Personal Report for Free:

  • Free assessment of your current Reading and Listening Skills;
  • How you rate for IELTS and other exams;
  • How long you need to keep studying to reach your goal.

Suggested Improvement Areas


After your Speaking and Writing Tests, our Assessors suggest the Key Improvement Areas you should focus on now.

Discuss them with your Teacher or Education Counsellor.

Gain more confidence as you progress towards your final exam.

What Length of English Course Should You Book?


What if you book too short or too long a course?

Do you need to study English for 10 more weeks - or for 40?

English Skills Cafe will tell you how much English study to plan for.

Your Report will give you the confidence to:

  • Apply for the right length of visa
  • Book the right English course in the country you'll visit
  • Reach the required level of English for your university course
  • Book the right amount of accommodation
  • Have the right budget for your stay

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which skills are assessed?

    You can use English Skills Cafe to check your Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. It’s best to check all four skills.

    When we see your results, we can advise you about how much more study you should do.

  • How long does it take? Do I need to book?
  • How much does it cost? How do I pay?
  • How much further study should I do?
  • Can I do the Tests on a mobile phone?

    No. You must take the Tests on a desktop computer with good internet access. You should be somewhere quiet.

  • Do I get a Certificate when I complete each Test?
  • Is this instead of IELTS or TOEFL?
  • Can I help promote English Skills Cafe?
English Language Colleges
Education Counsellors & Migration Agents
Vocation Colleges & Universities

Partnership Opportunities

We work with many partners to help improve outcomes for teaching organisations and employers.

We provide rapid assessments of English skills - including speaking and writing abilities - for students, employees, travellers and migrants.

Even more valuable, we offer our professional recommendation on how much further study the learner is likely to need, in order to reach a required standard. We produce study recommendations for all major certifications - IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and more.

Learn more about our affordable, timely and effective screening and planning services on the Partners page.

And check out the Rewards programme - ongoing income for introducing English Skills Cafe to language learners.