If you’d like to study at an English speaking university or apply for a working visa, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) qualification can help you gain professionally recognised evidence of your language skills. Here are just a few reasons people take an IELTS test.
One of the main benefits of studying for an IELTS qualification is the opportunity it’ll give you to meet people with the same goal as you. You’re likely to meet countless fellow students from all around the world with one mutual goal – learning English. If you’re in a class with students from a number of different countries, you may even pick up some phrases from other languages too.
Your friends and relatives may be impressed by your English speaking skills, but it’s hard to tell how good you are without taking a formal assessment. An IELTS exam will give you an objective assessment of your English speaking abilities and give you the reassurance that you’ve reached a certain level.
You’ll be assessed during a one-on-one speaking test where you’ll be expected to have a conversation with a real person. The test is designed to assess your ability to converse with real people, rather than simply repeat sentences you’ve rehearsed numerous times.
The IELTS test has been developed by a group of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. The qualification is internationally recognised and accepted by more than 10,000 organisations around the world such as schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
If you’d like to take a pre-IELTS course or an IELTS preparation course, please get in touch with New College Group. We can help you improve your English skills and gain a professionally recognised qualification.