Over 1.7 million IELTS tests were taken last year.
IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency, divided into two categories: the General Training Version for people who need to show a particular language level for immigration purposes, or to undertake work experience; and the Academic Version, for people wishing to enrol in higher education institutes, and professionals such as medical doctors who want to practise in English-speaking countries. This Academic Version is the module taken by the majority of our Homestay students.
IELTS tests can be taken throughout the calendar year and last year, over 1.7 million tests were taken. IELTS tests do not have a minimum score to pass. Instead, test takers are graded on a Band Scale from 0 (Did not attempt the test) through to 9 (Expert User). Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking are all tested and the results for each module combined in a final score.
The IELTS website has comprehensive resources for students and teachers. Score are explained in detail, there is a full guide for teachers as well as useful resources for each for each language skill.
One to one homestay teaching means the student is able to concentrate on the English language s/he needs to work on to ensure exam success and guarantees lots of practice with past papers.