IELTS numbers rise to 3 million tests a year

IELTS numbers rise to 3 million tests a year

More than 3 million International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests were taken in the past year, reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading test of English for international higher education and migration.

The success of IELTS rests on the high quality of the test, which measures the four key languages skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is backed by dedicated research teams in the UK and Australia, and administered by centres in more than 145 countries around the world.

IELTS is recognised by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies, including all universities in the UK and Australia and by more than 3,000 leading institutions in the USA. It is also the most widely used test of English for migration to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Warwick Freeland, Managing Director at IDP: IELTS Australia said: “IELTS opens doors for millions of people every year, helping them to study abroad, migrate to English-speaking countries or take advantage of the growing need for English in professional life.” PeopleCert is an IELTS Official Test Centre in Cyprus, Germany and Greece in partnership with IDP Education.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.