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The World Speaks IELTS.

IELTS is accepted by over 8,000 institutions and organisations worldwide. Whether you want to study overseas, immigrate, get a job or assess real English communication ability…Whether you are going to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, or South Africa…you only need one English language proficiency test – IELTS.

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Authoritative – The IELTS test is designed and developed by Cambridge ESOL Examinations who have over 95 years of experience in English language assessment.

Leading and innovative – IELTS is the original English language test that uses all four skills to measure a candidate's genuine ability to communicate.

IELTS is taken by over 2 million people every year in 135 countries and regions worldwide. IELTS is the market leader in English language testing for study, work and immigration purposes.

IELTS real-life test tasks reflect real language proficiency for academic use and everyday experiences.BACK TO TOP

Test content: The test consists of a combination of real-life scenarios involving day-to-day English and academic English. IELTS tests English as it is used in real life.

Test format: IELTS has a unique face-to-face speaking test component. IELTS puts the candidate and the examiner in a real-life communication situation and so provides an accurate assessment of the candidate's English ability.

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The IELTS test is committed to retaining the human touch, and to do everything possible to offer candidates top quality services to ensure they will have the most accurate bandscore and the most enjoyable examination experience. Here are some examples:

IELTS is accessible through over 20 test venues in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Candidates can choose to sit IELTS from 48 available test dates throughout the year. Candidates are offered maximum convenience in terms of time and place.

IELTS is consistent in assessing candidates’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills comprehensively. The IELTS’ Speaking Test has always had the one-to-one and face-to-face test format between an examiner and a candidate to ensure efficiency of communication and authentic demonstration of the candidate’s English proficiency.

IELTS applies a series of measures to ensure consistency and accuracy, e.g., the introduction of double-marking, enquiry on results (EOR), and monitoring of examiners’ professional performance and assessment.

IELTS is also considerate to candidates with disability (e.g. visual and hearing disabilities) through provision of special test papers. As long as the candidates make such requests in advance, they can also sit IELTS.

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As the most important language testing system in the world, IELTS provides the most proven authoritative certificate of English language proficiency. A good IELTS scores helps to open doors to overseas study, immigration and career development for more opportunities.

IELTS is recognised in major English speaking countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, etc. It is also popular among professional bodies, immigration authorities and government organisations.

Click here for further information about IELTS global recognition.

British Council IELTS is one of the English tests assigned by the Ministry of Education, please refer to the 2015 Government Funds for Studying Abroad, and register here