The IELTS test is used to assess the English level of people who wish to work or pursue their studies in an English-speaking environment. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a standardized English exam which is becoming increasingly recognized on an international scale. The majority of candidates are students wishing to continue their education abroad and individuals who are looking to begin an international career.
Approximately 2.2 million people sit the test each year, according to the British Council France website.
The IELTS involves 2 versions of the test:
- The IELTS Academic test is aimed towards students who wish to join higher education institutions abroad.
- The IELTS General Training test allows professionals who wish to work abroad to certify their level of English.