IELTS in the Americas

What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test, measuring the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is the main language of communication. More than 2 million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment, it covers all of the English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, in all standard varieties of English, including North American.

The most effective way of testing English conversation skills is face-to-face. IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a one-on-one speaking test to assess English language communication skills.

There are two test versions:

  • IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment
  • IELTS General Training measures proficiency in a practical, everyday context.

It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

Our offer for schools, universities, governments and businesses 

If you have a group of students or employees who you'd like to enter for the IELTS exam, we can offer:

  • bulk discounts
  • tailored preparation courses to ensure the best possible results
  • training for your own trainers, so they can deliver in-house preparation
  • convenience of hosting the IELTS exam at your own premises (subject to meeting security and other requirements)

Help your students or employees take the IELTS test with confidence 

IELTS SOS is our new last-minute online preparation course for IELTS. It will help your students or employees develop the skills they need for the test through live online classes with our expert teachers. 

Pick and choose from our selection of workshops for a time to suit you. With one workshop for each IELTS skill: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, you can focus your test preparation according to your needs.

We also offer face to face IELTS preparation courses in BogotáCaracas or Mexico City (content on local websites in Spanish). 

We offer bulk discounts for schools, universities, governments and businesses. 

Our IELTS test centres in the Americas