IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an international English testing system.
This exam was created to assess a person’s language abilities who want to live or study in a country where English is the language of communication.
The exam tests the ability to communicate in English using four language skills: listening, writing, reading and speaking.
Currently, three organizations jointly administer the IELTS: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL.
The IELTS exam is used by English-speaking universities, colleges, professional organizations, and immigration services of many countries (including the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand). The certificate is valid for two years.
There are two types of IELTS exams:
Academic – designed for people who want a higher education in educational institutions where training is conducted in English.
General Training – designed for those who plan to immigrate to English-speaking countries; who plan to participate in educational programs where there is no provision for a diploma and obtaining a degree; for studying in secondary school.