IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test with 2 million tests taken in the last year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work in 135 countries around the world. More than 8,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions- including over 3,000 institutions and programs in the USA. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.
The IELTS test is designed to help you use English in your new life abroad. In less than three hours, it will assess all of your English skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The most effective way of testing your English conversation skills is face-to-face. IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English language communication skills.
Designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills.
The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. We have helped people in more than130 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life.