Most of us are quite familiar with tests such as the TOEFL-test, the Cambridge examinations and the IELTS, which are designed to measure the English proficiency of people with English as a second or foreign language. But what about tests including language sections that are targeted for native speakers of English, such as the English section in the SAT exam or the English Language A-level? Could these tests be used in an ESL context? Why or why not?
I’d very much appreciate any opinions and comments that you may have concerning the topic.