What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year.
IELTS – A Global Recognition and trusted by leading University/Colleges
More than 10,000 organizations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the assessment you can be confident that it is recognized by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.
Organizations that accept IELTS results include:
- all universities and the vast majority of education providers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK (and most in Canada)
- more than 3,000 institutions in the US (including Ivy League universities)
- immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK
- professional registration bodies worldwide, covering areas such as accounting, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing
- a wide range of employers from sectors such as banking and finance, government, construction, energy and natural resources, aviation, health and tourism
- universities in non-English speaking countries where English is the language of instruction.
How does IELTS work?
IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills required for success in your new job or study abroad. You’ll be assessed on the following parameters:
The test is designed to reflect the sort of language spoken every day in an English-speaking country and also covers variations such as British English, American-Canadian English, and Australian English, and so on.
Part of the assessment is a real-life conversation that will allow you to communicate effectively with English speakers around the world.
Choosing the right test
If you’re planning to attend university for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or you want to work with a professional organization, you’ll need to take our IELTS Academic test.
IELTS General Training
Measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations.
IELTS Online Tutorial
IELTS Online Tutorial is a web-based platform designed for people who use IELTS results in their place of work. It provides an overview of test development, assessment and score processing for educational institutions, professional bodies, governments, and employers.
IELTS test format
IELTS offers a choice of two tests, to serve both academic and non-academic purposes. The format each test takes has remained consistent since 1995. You can select the test that best suits the needs of your organization.
Both Academic and General Training tests are graded using the same criteria. The distinction between the Academic test and the General Training test lies in the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components.
If your organization is accepting or using IELTS results it’s important to know the services available to ensure you are attracting the most suitable applicants.
By listing your organization’s details on the IELTS website you can reach out to the millions of people that visit the site.
It’s also important to ensure every IELTS result you receive is genuine and you can do this by signing up for the IELTS Results Verification Service.
This chapter will show you how to sign up for both these services and how to opt-in to receive results electronically.
IELTS Tutorial Online – Sections
IELTS Online Tutorial covers mainly four sections as mentioned here:
- Overview: A brief explanation of the purpose of IELTS and how it is used as evidence of English abilities around the world.
- IELTS Results: Information about how to ensure the IELTS results you receive from your applicants are genuine.
- Band Scores: Details about IELTS scoring to help you determine the minimum level of English language skills required at your organization.
- Four Skills: A review of the test format including sample questions from each section of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
Topics covered include:
- What the IELTS test is, the test format, assessment, and marking
- How the IELTS test can help you meet your organization’s needs
- How to access and apply for the IELTS Results Verification Service
- IELTS band scores and how to set your IELTS requirements
- Detailed information on each of the four test sections
- Examples of IELTS questions and sample responses
All the best!