Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taking the IELTS in Australia

I am an IELTS tutor and have tutored people from all over the world. Many English speaking countries recognize the IELTS exam as an assessment of a candidates proficiency in English. Australia is one such country that uses the IELTS test results to determine competency in English.

Australia is a beautiful country with a great climate and many immigrants would like to make a life there. English is the main language of Australia and for many people who decide to relocate to Australia, English is their second language.

Most universities require that international students take an English assessment exam, usually IELTS and pass with a good band score to demonstrate that their English is of the standard needed. This is a compulsory requirement for many students from other countries. Please contact your choice of university to determine what the requirements are, as institutions can vary.

IELTS is also a requirement for anyone immigrating to Australia. The Department of Immigration requires that each candidate has a certain level of English that will enable them to be able to work in an English speaking country. Scoring well in the IELTS exam is therefore  and a minimum score is 6 is often required in all four components of the exam.

Once you have decided to take the IELTS exam, be sure you allow yourself plenty of time to prepare. Check out my IELTS Preparation Tips to get you started!

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