What is IELTS? The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam designed to assess the suitability of non-native users of English to undertake an academic course (usually at university) conducted in English. IELTS is an entrance requirement of British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian universities and for many secondary, vocational and training programmes in those countries, and is becoming increasingly accepted by American academic institutions. IELTS is also accepted by many professional organisations including the UK General Medical Council and the UK Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Immigration Service, the Australian Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, the Australian Medical Council.
The IELTS course at English Time prepares candidates for the exam, combining specialist English skills (e.g. academic writing, rhetoric) with exam techniques (e.g. speed reading). It is a rigorous and challenging course, and is only suitable for students of Upper-Intermediate or Advanced level who are prepared to do a lot of self-study and homework.