Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Details

IELTS is jointly managed by: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations  , British Council and IDP;    IELTS Australia
IELTS – Required for most Universities in U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally owned and globally recognised direct English language assessment of the highest quality and integrity readily available throughout the world.
IELTS is a highly dependable, practical and valid English language assessment primarily used by those seeking international education, professional recognition, bench-marking to international standards and global mobility.
IELTS is owned, developed and delivered through the partnership of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Academic or General Training
The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or work in the medium of English at an undergraduate, postgraduate or professional level.
The General Training Reading and Writing Modules are not designed to test the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposes, but emphasise basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the test centre whether they wish to take the Academic or General Training Modules. Centres are not responsible for providing this information.
NEW Computer-based IELTS
From May 2005, the computer-based version of IELTS (CB IELTS) will be offered at some IELTS centres, on alternative dates to the paper-based test, at the centres listed below.
Please contact these centres if you require further information on applying to take the CB IELTS test.
Please note that CB IELTS is currently only available for the Academic module.
Bangladesh, Dhaka – British Council
Egypt, Alexandria – British Council
Egypt, Cairo Agouza – British Council
India, New Delhi – British Council
India, New Delhi – IDP Education Australia
Italy, Milan – British Council
Jordan, Amman – British Council
Kenya, Nairobi – Australian University Studies Institute
UAE, Abu Dhabi – British Council
UAE, Dubai – British Council
Vietnam, Hanoi – British Council

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