The International English Language Testing System assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.
There are two versions of IELTS. Test takers can choose either IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, depending on their academic or professional aspirations, or visa requirements. The distinction lies in the subject matter and tasks of the Reading and Writing components. The Listening and Speaking components are the same.
IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. The tasks and texts are accessible to all test-takers, irrespective of their subject focus.
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations.
There is no pass or fail, as IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale which covers the full range of proficiency levels, from non-user to expert user.
It is an extremely popular English language test, with over two million tests taken in the last twelve months. Thousands of organisations in over 130 countries recognise and use IELTS for selection purposes. Test questions, which are based on authentic materials sourced from all over the world, are developed by testing specialists in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an internationally recognised English qualification although mainly in the United States. You can sit the examination at any time of the year and in several Spanish cities. You should know beforehand the necessary points the institution, university or company requires and remember that your points score expires after 2 years.
We have been preparing TOEFL for many years now and we have a very high pass rate. Like all exams, you will need a lot of time and dedication to obtain a high points score in this exam.