IELTS

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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 1.4 million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.

IELTS tests are held in over 500 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality.

You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate.

Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.

You can trust the quality and security of IELTS because it is managed by three reputable, international organisations: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

More than 6000 organisations, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS. The IELTS scoring system is recognised globally, giving you a truly international result.

IELTS Format

Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening
4 sections, 40 items
30 minutes

General Training Reading
or
Academic Reading
3 sections, 40 items
60 minutes

General Training Writing
or
Academic Writing
2 tasks, 150 and 250 words
60 minutes

Speaking
11-14 minutes

Total Test Time is 2 hours and 45 minutes

Candidates must be prepared to spend the entire day at the test center, because there is a speaking interview in the afternoon. Appointments are arranged in order of test registration date, so the later a person signs up for a testing date, the later the speaking appointment will be scheduled.

Test Results

  • There is no pass or fail mark.
  • Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9.
  • Candidates receive a score for each module of the test as well as an Overall score.
  • Overall Band Scores, Listening, and Reading Band Scores are Reported in half bands
  • Writing and Speaking Band Scores are reported in whole Bands.
  • Results are valid for two years.

Results are released on the 13th day following each test date. Test results are not released over the phone or via email attachments.

To preview your IELTS test result, complete all fields at https://results.ielts.org. The preview of your IELTS result is usually available online 13 days after your test date, and will remain available for 28 days thereafter. Your official Test Report Form will be mailed to you 13 days after the test. Please note the preview of your IELTS result cannot be used as official confirmation of your test result.

Disclaimer: The online preview of your test result may not be used as an official score report. IELTS International, the test center and the IELTS Partners give no guarantee as to the accuracy of the preview result, and will not accept any responsibility for an inaccurate score. IELTS International, the test center and the IELTS Partners will not accept any responsibility in the event that your result fails to display, whether due to technical fault or administrative procedures.

Test Report Form (TRF)

IELTS provides a profile of English language ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

A Band Score for each of the four modules as well as an overall score is recorded on the Test Report Form. This allows receiving institutions to clearly identify the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses. These Band Scores are recorded on the Test Report Form along with details of the candidate’s nationality, first language and date of birth. The Test Report Form indicates whether it is for an Academic or General Training candidate.

Marking at the test centre ensures that test results are available without any administrative delay. A valid Test Report Form bears a centre stamp, a validation stamp and the IELTS administrator’s signature. Test Report Forms should be sent directly from the test centre to the receiving institution or organization.

Photocopies should not be accepted.

Interpretation of Results Bands

The nine bands and their descriptive statements are as follows:

9 Expert User
Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8 Very Good User
Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstanding may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User
Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User
Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest User
Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited User
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. It has frequent problems in understanding and expression. It is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User
Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User
No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non User
Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

We are a U.S. Test Center based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions or download the Information for candidates booklet.

To apply

Register online at www.test.registration-usa.com to see immediately which date is still available. Then it will ask for your personal information for registration. Once that is complete you will get a confirmation email.

After that you must send us by email ielts@letu.edu:

  • two clear "head and shoulders" passport photographs
  • payment of $205(an email will be sent with a link for payment)
  • a copy of your valid passport

 

Incomplete applications will not be confirmed and you will lose your space!

If the date is not available online it means it is currently fully booked and there is no space. Since candidates who don’t submit their documents within 8 hours will be cancelled, please check back online in a few days as space might open up again. However, there is no guarantee and if you want to make sure you have a space you need to register for an available date.

Test fee

$205.00 U.S. dollars.

$40 U.S. Dollars OPTIONAL for Lonestar /FedEx Overnight Shipment

$25 U.S. Dollars for additional Test Result Forms

Payable by credit card authorization form. A secure link for credit card payment will be emailed once you register at www.test.registration-usa.com

Please note that we do not accept postal money orders and personal checks!

If you submit the wrong form of payment the application will not be confirmed and you might lose your space!

*On the test day, you must bring the same passport or national identity card that you entered on the IELTS Application Form.

Test Fee: $205.00

DHL fee – $40.00 (optional for USA but mandatory for Certificates mailed overseas)

Additional Test Result Form Fee- $25.00

Test Dates: For a comprehensive list of available testing dates, see http://ieltsregistration.org/

Please note that registration does not guarantee a seat. Only when you have paid and received a confirmation from us do you have a seat. There is a high demand for IELTS tests and seats may not be available for your selected date.

Please visit www.test.registration-usa.com to register. Email us if you have any problems at: ielts@letu.edu

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Email: ielts@letu.edu (the best way to contact us)

Phone: 214-932-1117- Please leave a voicemail if no answer, you will be called back within 24 hours.

Fax: 903-233-3152

If you must come to the office, please schedule an appointment by email or by calling the number above.

Test Location for Test Day ONLY:
LeTourneau Dallas Campus
7920 Belt Line Road
Suite 1100
TX - Dallas
75254

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