About IELTS The English Language Testing System
What is IELTS and what English language skills does it test?
Most prospective students know that they need to have a certain IELTS score, usually 6 - 6.5, to get into a university in countries like Canada, Britain, Australia or the USA, or they know that they have to sit the exam if they want to work or migrate to one of these countries. But very often they do not know what the exam itself involves or which English language skills are going to be tested.
I recently caught up with Michael Fay, a senior Australian education consultant with the ASEAN focus group and one-time director of INSEARCH at the University of Technology. Michael not only has extensive experience in providing IELTS courses but is also an IELTS Examiner himself - an ideal person to advise you on what the examination contains and how it is used by educational institutions and governments to determine your English language level.