The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
Study and work abroad
IELTS is the world’s most widely accepted English language test for study, work and migration. It is recognised by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, with over 3.5 million tests taken globally in the last year.
Unlike many other English tests, IELTS uses a one-to-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This way, your speaking skills are assessed in a personal conversation and a natural speaking environment.
WHICH IELTS TEST IS RIGHT FOR ME?
IELTS is available in: Academic or General Training.
In general, the Academic IELTS is designed for students who want to:
- Study at the university or post-graduate level in an English – speaking country.
- Join a professional organization in an English – speaking country.
In general, the General Training IELTS is designed for students who want to:
- Study below the university level in an English – speaking country.
- Work or pursue work-related training in an English-speaking country.
- Emigrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, etc)
Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Prepare for your test with a range of IELTS study materials and resources from the us.
The first step making sure you are ready to take IELTS is to prepare for it so you know what to expect on the test day.
Our IELTS learning materials and tutors will get you acquainted with the test format and also improve your confidence when writing, speaking, reading and listening in English.
Even if you believe you are a proficient user of English, we still recommend that you prepare thoroughly for your test with our helpful IELTS training resources.