Globalisation, technology, global mobility and the world
economy are changing the spread and use of English.
To remain at the forefront of these global changes, IELTS
undertakes and commissions research from around the world. These
research projects identify specific aspects of English language
testing related to the IELTS test.
Some of the research is conducted by the IELTS partners, while some
is by independent academics with a specialisation in language
This extensive research program helps to ensure that IELTS remains
at the cutting-edge of English language testing. IELTS is committed
to ongoing research to maintain its validity and reliability.
For more details, see the Researchers
section of the IELTS website.
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