International English Language Testing System, popularly known as IELTS, is a popular English test, accepted worldwide. It is being conducted in order to check the expertise in English language of the aspirants, who want to pursue higher education or seek employment in different countries. The test is being conducted four times in a month, over 500 test centers across the world. IELTS is managed by three trustworthy international organizations namely British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). The test promises to be fair to everyone who sits for the exam. IELTS is a test for those candidates who wish to start their journey into education and employment at the international level. IELTS test is available in two modules: Academic and General Training.
IELTS Academic Module
The Academic module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is for those candidates who are desirous to study or get trained in an English speaking university or institute of higher education, for further education. The Academic module is made up of four parts - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS General Training Module
The General Training module of IELTS, also known as International English Language Testing System, is for those candidates who want to work or migrate in an English speaking country. In nutshell, this module of IELTS is for those who are going to some English speaking country either for education or to gain work experience. This module is also made up of components and these are Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Candidates, depending on their need, can choose any of the two testing modules of IELTS. IELTS also provides test samples and official practice material in order to help the candidates to prepare for the test. Candidates desirous to appear for the test can order these materials by visiting the official website: http://www.ielts.org/. IELTS is recognized by more than 6000 institutions in more than 135 countries. It is accepted by thousands of organizations. Organizations who accept IELTS include the following:
- Training Colleges
- Tertiary Institutes
- Government Department and Agencies
- Professional and Industry Bodies
- Multinational Companies and Employers