The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
IELTS is available in two test versions academic for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment.
Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Is a Russian teacher of English who lives in Ireland since her early days. She divided her life teaching English for international students in Ireland and Russian kids in Russia.