What is IELTS?
WHAT IS IELTS?
IELTS is the premier English Language test for prospective students, migrants and personnel world-wide. With IELTS you can assess your ability to read, write, speak and understand English, thereby adding value to your job or study application.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the preferred language test by corporations and institutions in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and increasingly in the USA. It is the government approved test for migrating to Australia and New Zealand, and accepted for migration to Canada. Trainees into Government departments and entrants into professional organizations in the United Kingdom and Australia (such as the Ministry of Defence and the General medical Council, to name a few) sit the IELTS test.
WHY TAKE IELTS?
Scheduled tests two to three times a month, and results in two to three weeks
Gives you separate results in all four areas of reading writing, listening, and speaking, as well as an overall test result
Is run in 300 countries and transportable all around the world
Three reputable and world recognised organisations jointly own IELTS: IDP Education Australia, University of Cambridge and the British Council
Latest techniques that test your ability to use language rather than knowledge of grammar/vocabulary of a language
Total cost is less than for the total cost of a comparable test
Numerous versions, frequent revisions, and stringent testing procedures make IELTS one of the most secure tests globally for students, migrants, government departments and professional bodies
WHAT DOES THE IELTS TEST CONSIST OF?
For entry into or exit from university courses, or entry into senior government, commercial, or professional bodies
General Training Module
For entry into non-academic training, some certificate/diploma courses, and other government and commercial positions
Each test module consists of 4 sections
Scores are reported on a Test Report Form (TRF), showing individual performance in listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as an overall score. All scores are given on a 9 Band Scale from non-user to expert user. Professional organizations, universities and government bodies may expect a score of 6.0 to 7.0.
HOW CAN YOU PREPARE FOR THE IELTS TEST?
You can purchase IELTS Specimen Material Packs from IDP Education Australia. These include practice tests and cassette work so you can gain experience in the format of the test, as well as obtain an idea of your level. They also contain various tips to help build up your confidence before taking the IELTS test.
ARE YOU READY TO REGISTER FOR THE IELTS TEST?
Bring along your ID Card or Passport and 2 passport-size photos (taken within 3 months). Registration fee is is payable in Cash at IDP Education Australia offices in Indonesia at: Pondok Indah, Bandung Makassar, and Semarang.