The British Council Celebrates 30 Years with IELTS
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. Developed in 1989, it was the first test of its kind to assess test taker’s ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS tests taken grew to a record high, reaching 3.5M globally.
Global Acceptance and Delivery
- Accepted by over 10,000 organisations
- Delivered in over 140 countries
- At over 1,200 test centres, worldwide
History of IELTS
1989First IELTS Test
1995Introduction of Academic and General Training test for different purposes
1998Recognised by UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand immigration authority
2007Introduction of half-point scale for Writing and Speaking to allow for better precision in scoring
2010Over 3,000 US institutions, including Ivy League universities, recognise IELTS
2015Became the only English test recognised by UK Visas and Immigration in East Asia
2018Launch of computer-delivered IELTS test for academic and general training
30th Anniversary OffersAs part of the celebrations with IELTS in achieving 30 years of excellence, the British Council has prepared a series of offers for our test takers. Highlights and details of each offer as follow:
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