IELTS | Media centre 2009
IELTS Celebrates its 20th Anniversary - 27 November
IELTS has celebrated its 20th anniversary worldwide, throughout
2009. The UK celebration took place in London, overlooking the
River Thames, on Friday 27th November. Over 140 friends and
colleagues from embassies, institutions, organisations and the
media, with representatives from over 20 countries joined the IELTS
partners at the event. Since IELTS’ start in 1989 over 6 million
candidates have taken the test to secure their ambitions and enable
them to meet others on common ground, through a common language for
a greater global good.
IELTS MA Award 2009 - 20th April 2009
IELTS MA Award 2009: The IELTS Master’s Award is awarded annually
for the Master’s-level dissertation or thesis in English which
makes the most significant contribution to the field of language
testing. The deadline for 2009 submissions is 1st June 2009.
Change to the General Training Reading Paper - 15th
From 1 May 2009, we are making a small but important change to
the General Training Reading paper.
Currently, Section 2 of the General Training Reading paper focuses
on the training context. From 1 May 2009, this section will focus
on the work context (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay
and conditions, workplace facilities, staff development etc).
The General Training module is increasingly recognised by
employers, professional bodies and immigration authorities. This
change will ensure that the module will more closely meet the needs
of candidates who take IELTS for employment or immigration
The other sections of the General Training Reading paper will
click here for a sample General Training Reading Section 2 on a
Vital New Test Places for Candidates in Australia
ONLY... - 15th March 2009
In response to the current demand for IELTS test results for
candidates with Student Visas expiring by 15 March 2009, a number
of IELTS test centres throughout Australia have opened emergency
places on February 7 and February 21 2009.