IELTS (International English Language Testing System) was first developed in the UK in 1989. Purpose of the test is to assess the level of English language proficiency for candidates who are not native English speakers. It is a paper-based exam. IELTS is managed by IDP: IELTS Australia, British Council and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) and provides services in 900 test centers in more than 135 countries of the world.
IELTS is owned by three organizations:
Structure of IELTS allows evaluating as objective as possible the various skills of candidates required for communication and perception. The test consists of four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing andSpeaking
There are two versions of the test:
• Academic IELTS (academic version)
• General Training IELTS(generic version).
Academic IELTS Certificate is used for admission to schools, colleges and universities of UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and other countries, in schools where teaching is conducted in English.
General Training IELTS certificate (sometimes Academic IELTS) is obligatory for all who wish to immigrate to Canada, Australia and New Zealand under professional migration system. The certificate is required while getting a work visa in the UK, and for other purposes related to study, living or working in an English-speaking society.
IELTS result is evaluated under a scale from 0 to 9.0 scores.
Candidate learns his score online and/or receives in a test center on the 13th day after the exam. IELTS is reliable, efficient, experienced testing of real ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
Preparation for passing IELTS is a complex and laborious process that requires maximal dedication, discipline and a lot of time. The format of preparation for IELTS exam in GRBS is the following:
Required level of English language skills to start training: Upper- Intermediate
Course length: Classes are held 3 times a week. One of these activities includes EnglishSpeakingWorkshop. The total duration is 3 months
Duration of a lesson: 90 minutes
The form of classes: Individual and group lessons. Number of participants in a group is 5-10 students
Lessons will be conducted by highly qualified teachers with international certification such as: CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc.
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