IELTS website
IELTS website

What is IELTS? 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.

Why choose IELTS? 

IELTS tests all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner.

Test format 

IELTS test takers can choose between two versions of the test – Academic or General Training – depending on their academic or professional aims, or visa requirements

Types of questions

Find out more about what to expect in the IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests.

IELTS has more than 1,000 test centers and locations in more than 140 countries.