What is IELTS?

IELTS is the world's leading English language proficiency test. By completing our preparation course you guarantee yourself the best opportunity to ace your test!

  • The IELTS examination was created 22 years ago as a screening tool for entry into higher education in English-speaking countries, as well as for migration purposes.
  • There are two types of test:
    • The Academic Module, designed for people who wish to embark on a university course in an English-speaking country and the
    • General Training Module, which is taken by people who want to migrate or find employment abroad.
  • There are four sub-tests: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, all graded on a 9-band scale, where zero is 'non-user' and 9 represents 'educated native speaker' proficiency.

Why is IELTS so successful?

Education institutions, employers and governments want a reliable, secure, accessible and high quality assessment tool for testing English language proficiency. IELTS has proven itself to be the world's leading test and is widely recognised and respected.

  • IELTS scores are recognized by over 6000 universities and colleges worldwide.
  • In 2011 well over 1.5 million IELTS tests were taken around the world.
  • You can sit this test in more than 130 countries – 700 locations, up to 4 times each month.