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. It is a standardised English language test designed for foreign speakers who wish to study, work and live in an English-speaking country.
The IELTS language certificate can open doors to international academic and professional opportunities in many institutions and places in the world where English is used. IELTS has become the most popular high-stakes English-Language test in the world.
IELTS is jointly owned and managed by the British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP Education, Australia. It is required/recognised by Universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
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).
There are two types of IELTS test.
The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.
IELTS General Training:
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
At Edupark, we focus on Academic IELTS only and our target group is students in between 17 to 30 years old who wish to study abroad after taking an IELTS Examination.
IELTS can be taken on paper or using a computer and offered as paper based IELTS and Computer Delivered IELTS test.
This test requires test takers to sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers will write their answers in either pen or HB-pencils. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.
This test requires test takers to sit the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in front of a computer with the questions presented on the screen in an official IELTS test centre. The test takers then submit their answers through the use of a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking test is not on computer and is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.