What is IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which evaluates English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2.5 million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system. 


7 reasons why IELTS is No. 1

  1. Accepted - IELTS results are requested by universities and employers in many countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. IELTS results are also requested by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies in the Middle East and across the world. IELTS is recognised by more than 9,000 institutions over 140 countries.
  2. Available – up to 4 times a month and 48 test dates per year at over 900 test locations worldwide.
  3. Fair – the test that gives you a better chance to do your best. Take your speaking test one-to-one with an examiner. No computers, no interruptions.
  4. Fast – total IELTS test time is under 3 hours and you get your IELTS results after just 13  calendar days.
  5. Respected – IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).
  6. Relevant – Preparing for IELTS helps you improve the language skills you will need to succeed in your studies and work overseas.
  7. International – IELTS accepts British and American spellings and includes questions that are fair to everyone.

"IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English."