(International English Language Testing System)

IELTS tests the complete range of English language skills that students usually encounter when studying or training in the medium of English. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules. Academic is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study. General Training is suitable for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training or work experience, or for immigration purposes.

IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand and increasingly American academic institutions for admissions purposes. The grade required depends on the particular institution. IELTS is also accepted by many professional and governmental organisations.

IELTS covers six levels, aligned with the Common European Framework.

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