If you aspire to study, work or live abroad, then you should consider taking the IELTS test. The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. Recognised by more than 10,000 organisations worldwide, the IELTS is proof of an individual’s proficiency in English.
IELTS helps many Filipinos achieve their dream of getting into an educational institution, becoming a professional or starting a new life in English-speaking countries, like the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United States of America. Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Australian National University are among the prestigious universities that require IELTS for their admission.
In 2017, more than three million individuals took the IELTS test in over 1,200 locations around the world. In the Philippines, the British Council conducts IELTS in different provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao up to four times a month.
IELTS is designed to test one’s ability to use English in four areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. There are two tests to choose from, each with a different purpose. IELTS Academic module is for those pursuing higher learning or professional registration abroad. IELTS General Training, on the other hand, assesses one’s English ability in the workplace and social context.
Test takers receive a score based on the 9-band scoring system that identifies their English language proficiency from non-user (band score 1) to expert user (band score 9). IELTS is not a pass or fail test, however, as the recognising organisations set the band score they require individuals to achieve.
Nervous about the IELTS test? Don’t be! The British Council will help you achieve the IELTS score that you need. The British Council has recently launched the Learning Hub where test takers may take advantage of the free orientation talks and selected workshops if they register their test with the British Council. They may also get unlimited access to the Learning Hub’s IELTS Library.
The new British Council Learning Hub is located at the British Council’s new office on the 7th floor of The Curve at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. Learn more about the British Council Learning Hub at British Council IELTS.