IELTS for teachers

Learn more about IELTS, access resources to help you with test preparation and find out about professional development opportunities through examining and research.

IELTS teachers have an important role to play in getting their students ready for the test. If your students score highly, it could greatly improve their chances of being able to work, live or study abroad. Over 3 million test takers take IELTS every year, with teachers playing an integral role in the preparation stage.

We are keen to support IELTS teachers, and have put together the following support materials. If you are considering becoming a teacher of IELTS, you will also find information about the test.

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The tests

We offer flexibility to choose the test that suits your needs. IELTS Academic is suited to those who will be entering a higher learning environment, whereas IELTS General Training focuses on a test taker’s proficiency in a practical, everyday context.

All IELTS formats include a face-to-face Speaking test with a qualified Examiner. We believe this approach allows institutions and employers to identify test takers who can communicate effectively in English.

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Why teach IELTS?

IELTS teachers can change people's lives, helping them to achieve their goal to live, work or study abroad. IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK with millions of tests taken each year.

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IELTS scoring

IELTS makes it easy for you to assess whether a candidate’s English-language skills are sufficient for entry into your organisation. Results are given as an overall score on the IELTS scale, and broken down for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

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Teaching resources

We are keen to support IELTS teachers to help their students achieve the success they deserve. That’s why we provide resources, materials, and interactive tools to help teach your students with confidence.