English tests still being takenin Cayman

| 25/08/2014

(CNS): Although the immigration department had stated earlier this year that prospective employees whose first language is not English would need to take a language test before arriving in Cayman officials said Friday that the option to sit the test here will remain in place for several more months. Following a review of the of the requirement for overseas English Language Testing, the department of Immigration said it will allow both options for the benefit of both businesses and potential employees.

With more than one hundred nationalities working in Cayman many of which do not have English as their first language, DOI introduced the formal requirement for overseas English Language Testing on 1 July. Two companies administer the test throughout the world – the International English Language Test and Test of English for International Communication. Prospective employees can still choose whether to attend a relevant centre in their respective country or travel to the Cayman Islands for testing.

For more information see the DOI website at www.immigration.gov.ky


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  1. Anonyanmous says:

    pas en France ne parlent pas, pas de travail. The same should hold true for Cayman. 

    • Anonymous says:

      That is simply untrue, it would be illegal too given the French obligations as a member of the EU.  So you are talking les bollocks.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I think these tests should be computerized and results are sent directly to upper management at Immigration here where the results can't be doctored or assiting the candidates. No telling what they (oficers) will do for a few dollaz under the table.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I know of several WP holders here who can barely speak a word of English yet they "passed" the ENGLISH test at Immigration. What does this tell ya folks?? I don't need to spell it out.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know several expats, Caymanians, Jaycans and others whose grasp of English can only be compared to a palm tree trying to hold onto its routes in a cat 5 storm. Lenin had one thingwrite-Learn, Learn, Learn…

    • Anonymous says:

      I have a friend that took the test and was shocked at how simple it was. Sh waakdt write something alongtelines of-" see spot run."  She was then asked to read it back to the officer!

  5. Anonymous says:

    A very large number of lower socio economic Caymanians do not have English as their first language and it is one-only one- of the impediments to employing them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They tell us this now???? But on TWP Permits it states before they come they must have their test in hand??????? PLEASE CLARIFY???

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, for a start the use of many question marks would be a few points deducted . . . 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Some of our politicians need to take this and brush up on their own English. It's embarassing to know they represent us but cannot speak propoerly when in public.