Why IELTS ?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.
More than 11,000 organizations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the test, you can be confident that it is recognized by educational institutions, employers, governments, and professional bodies worldwide.
As one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing 30 years ago, IELTS continues to set the standard for English language testing today. Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications.
Choosing the right test
There are two IELTS tests available –
- IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what you want to do.
- IELTS Academic - measures whether your English language proficiency level is suitable for an academic environment. It reflects aspects of academic language and evaluates whether you’re ready to begin training or studying.
- IELTS General Training - measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
WHAT IS ON THE IELTS?
IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad.
You’ll be assessed on the following elements:
Make sure you’re familiar with how the IELTS test works.
If you are taking the IELTS test to support a UK visa application to work, live or study in the UK, you may need to take the IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Academic or General Training or the IELTS for Life Skills test.