Tagalog Speakers are Highest Scorers in the IELTS
If your first language is Tagalog, it is very likely that you'll have the highest score among the IELTS takers all over the world.
That's what the statistics show for the Test Takers Performance of IELTS in the year 2007. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an exam required by English speaking countries (like the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia), to measure English proficiency of the examinee in 4 areas: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
A large number of examinees are Filipino RN's who take the exams as a requirement for work - entry to the English speaking countries.
Statistics show that examinees with Tagalog as first language fared better, with an overall band score of 6.57, compared to those whose first language is Spanish (6.54), Malay (6.44), Tamil (6.21), Hindi (6.21).
The Tagalog speakers were highest in Listening, Writing, and Speaking.