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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. IELTS administers over 2 million tests globally each year and is the world’s most popular high-stakes English test for study, work and migration.

 

IELTS tests are held in over 1000 testing locations in more than 140 countries worldwide, with tests offered up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to everyone 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 versions of the test include four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

You can trust the quality and security of IELTS because it is managed by three reputable, international partners: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

 

More than 9000 organizations around the world, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS as evidence of English proficiency. The IELTS scoring system is recognized globally, giving you a truly international result.

 

IELTS Format

IELTS test takers 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

Test takers 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.
  • Test takers receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9.
  • Test takers receive a score for each section of the test as well as an overall band score.
  • 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 USA, 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 USA, 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 sections as well as an overall score is recorded on the Test Report Form. This allows receiving institutions to clearly identify the test taker’s strengths and weaknesses. These band scores are recorded on the Test Report Form along with details of the test taker’s nationality, first language and date of birth. The Test Report Form also indicates which version of the test was taken - Academic or General Training.

Marking at the test center ensures that test results are available without any administrative delay. A valid Test Report Form bears a center stamp, a validation stamp and the IELTS administrator’s signature. Test Report Forms should be sent directly from the test center 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 https://ieltsregistration.org 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.

$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 https://ieltsregistration.org

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

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 https://ieltsregistration.org 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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