International English Language Testing System

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world's most popular test to certify the knowledge of English. In 2014 more than 2.2 million were performed through more than 900 IELTS test centers in more than 130 countries across the world.

IELTS is the key that opens many doors to those wishing to work or study abroad. Globally, over 9,000 organizations (including 3,000 in the USA) recognize IELTS results for various purposes. These include universities and higher education institutions, governments and immigration offices, companies and agencies. In fact, IELTS is the principal English language certification accepted by all countries that require one for immigration purposes.

IELTS is designed to help you in the use of English in your new life abroad. In less than three hours the test evaluates your English language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
IELTS guarantees an extremely reliable and consistent evaluation of your English language skills.
Over the years, in 135 countries worldwide which recognize IELTS results, IELTS has helped many students and workers to get English language certifications that have given them greater opportunities for success in life.

We list here some of the reasons why millions of people have supported IELTS:
  • Support from experts: from books, videos to online courses and interactive apps, you'll have access to a wide range of resources that will help you to face the IELTS test in the best possible way.
  • Free preparation resources: Road to IELTS online course, is accessible to anyone who wants to practice with the exam material.
  • Selection of dates and locations: there are over 500 locations in more than 100 countries.
  • Online registration: you can register online for the IELTS test up to 14 days before the chosen date.
  • IELTS results available in a short time: You can view online IELTS test results after 13 days of the date of execution.

Gloabl IELTS

IELTS is necessary to obtain English language certification to study or work abroad, but is also widely accepted in prestigious universities and higher education institutions which recognize IELTS results for academic purposes. Among the various uses include partial or total exemption from internal English examinations and the recognition of credits or participation in international programs.
If you are not an EU citizen and you are making an application for a visa for the United Kingdom you can find more information in the section IELTS for immigration and visas in the United Kingdom.

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Where can I do the IELTS test?

IELTS is available in more than 130 countries worldwide. The IELTS test is organized every month by the British Council and IDP Australia in many cities and you can register online until two weeks before the chosen date (seats are limited so please register as soon as possible).

IELTS and the Common European Framework (CEF)

IELTS is recognized by the Council of Europe. The Common European Framework of reference provides a basis for mutual recognition of language proficiency levels, facilitating international mobility for study and work. The following conversion table helps you understand how IELTS results correlate with the levels of knowledge of English.

CEF level A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
IELTS result 3.5-4.0 4.5-5.0 5.5-6.5 7.0-7.5 8.0-9.0