Who designs and develops the IELTS test?
IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment, and is supported by an extensive programme of research, validation and test development.
Who owns IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is jointly owned and managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
What version of English does IELTS test for?
IELTS is internationally focused in its content. For example, texts and tasks are sourced from publications from all over the English-speaking world; a range of native-speaker accents (North American, Australian, New Zealand, British etc.) are used in the Listening test; and all standard varieties of English are accepted in test takers’ written and spoken responses.
Did you know?
IELTS was the first test to examine all four areas of English Language skills - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.