What is IELTS?

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If you are a non-native speaker, you may be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English Language in order to gain entry into a UK university.

IELTS (international English language testing system) is one way to demonstrate this proficiency in speaking, listening reading and writing.

IELTS assesses proficiency via a series of short tests taken at an approved test centre. There are lots of centres around the country – find your closest here: https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/find-a-test-location

There are two types of IELTS: Academic and General Training. If you want the IELTS to help you gain entry into a UK university, then the Academic IELTS will be most suitable for you. 

The Academic IELTS consists of four exams to cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.


Preparing for IELTS

Before sitting IELTS tests, you'll need to know what to expect in each of the exams to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed.  Completing practice tests is a great way to do this and having an experienced IELTS tutor will help you develop the right skills.

AOLL offer a range of free IELTS support to help you prepare, and can also provide bespoke one-to-one tutor support to help you make the most of the resources available, get feedback on the practice papers you complete and to generally help improve your English Language skills.

The online model provided by AOLL will allow you to fit in this study around other commitments at a time which suits you, and our online video-conferencing suite ensures you can still enjoy the benefits of face-to-face tutoring. 

Free IELTS Course

 The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of all four English language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is an entry requirement at UK Higher Education Institutions for students for whom English is not their first language. 

There are two formats of the test, General Training, for people who want to undertake training or qualifications below degree level and Academic for those who plan to study at degree level at a university.

Our free IELTS course helps you prepare for the Academic IELTS examination and provides you with the information you need to register to sit the test.



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