What is IELTS?
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.
IELTS is an internationally recognised test which documents the exact level of your knowledge of English
This test is recognised in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK and also by the immigration authorities and professional organisations.
When and where can you take the exam?
IELTS tests can be passed every month at official IELTS testing centres. Booking in advance is needed to ensure your opportunity to pass the exam. Canadian Bilingual Institute-Language courses Bratislava will be happy to advise you and assist you when booking.
Check out the official site here and find out where your nearest test centre is.
What this test consists of?
The test consists of four sections – reading, writing, listening and speaking parts.
IELTS points scale has a range of 1-9 points and for entry to university is usually required 6.0 to 6.5 points.
IELTS test results can be used when applying for admission to college, vocational school, TAFE, but you will also need them as part of the application for permanent residence in Australia!
Types of tests:
Academic IELTS (for students who want to study at university)
General IELTS (for students who wish to study for example at a vocational school).
This test is recommended for candidates who plan to go to work or study in an English-speaking country. The test will check out your English with an emphasis on general conversation in daily life or in a normal work environment. General IELTS is also used as proof of your English knowledge level when applying for permanent residence (emigration) to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Results of this test give testimony, if the candidate is at a sufficient level to study at university in an English speaking environment.
If you plan to study at university in an English speaking country you will probably need this test. Minimum score for university admission is normally between 6.5 and 7.5 points.
When do IELTS courses begin?
Preparation courses for the IELTS test come from Australian language schools, where they usually hold them each month. The IELTS test itself can be taken every week at an official IELTS testing centre. For more information, please click here.
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