IELTS - An English Language Test
Jan 26, 2016 TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 2883 Views
IELTS - International English Language Testing System
IELTS is one of the most popular English language tests. More than two million students take this exam every year. It is one of the pioneers which has been implementing four-skills English language exam for about 25 years ago. It still sets the standard for English language testing today.
International English Language Testing System is owned jointly. The owners are British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, IELTS Australia. Tests regularly take place at more than 1000 exam centres and locations in over 140 countries.Taking this test brings you an opportunity to live, study and work around the world. It is accepted by more than 9000 organisations worldwide.
All countries that require English for immigration procedures, accept IELTS only. Government, NGOs, academic and employment institutions recognize it as well. This testing system is made to help students to their English in their new life abroad.
There are Academic and General training tests for IELTS. Academic tests are for students willing to study in an English-speaking country.
The General Training Tests are for individuals willing to run working experience, training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English - speaking country.
Both versions have the same listening and speaking tests, but different writing and reading tests.
How does the testing system work
System provides assessment of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The procedure does not take more than 3 hours
The IELTS test provides the most effective way of testing students' English conversation skills by face-to-face approach.
Due to this approach, IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English language communication skills. It is designed by experienced experts in assessment trusted around the world. You can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills.
Results and certification
There is no specific pass standard for IELTS. As a test is designed to check the students' overall level of English.
One of the main reasons, why you take the test, may be the score you need for career promotions. For instance, if you are willing to enter a foreign university or any educational institution, your average required IELTS score may be 7.0 across the four test sections.
After your IELTS exam, you receive your results in a written form within 13 days. Students can not request scores by telephone or email. You get a score for every sections test and the average overall mark for the exam. The IELTS test results are valid for 2 years.