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 assesses all of a student´s English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how they will use English at study, at work, and socially in their new life abroad.
The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess English communication skills. This means being assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing English conversation skills.
IELTS preparation classes are held during College hours with an experienced teacher, as far as possible within the timetable, but the examination itself is held externally and an additional fee must be paid for this. There are two opportunities each year to sit the tests.
Most universities in the UK ask for Grade 7 or above as part of their admission requirements.
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