When you’re an English language learner, the very idea of taking a standardized test in English can be enough to send you running for the hills. We’ll be the first to say that some of the most common academic tests in the United States are designed with native English speakers in mind, leaving many ESL test-takers feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. But even if it feels like the deck is stacked against you, we’re here to tell you that it gets better. That daunting test you’ve been avoiding is actually entirely within your reach. In fact, with a little extra prep, finally tackling that exam could be your ticket to your dream job, an awesome education, or the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Learning English often serves as your foot-in-the-door for your ideal career and awesome opportunities, both internationally and in the U.S, Add in awesome scores on some of the most respected English-language standardized tests, and opportunities will be abound.