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IELTS for teachers

Support for English language teachers preparing students for the IELTS test

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


Preparing your students

Teachers are encouraged to facilitate English learning that helps to improve students' general English language skills, as well as prepare them to take the test.

IELTS preparation for students

About the test

Your students have a choice of two versions of IELTS: Academic or General Training. This means that they can take an English language test that is directly relevant to the context in which it will be used.

  • IELTS Academic is suitable for people planning to study in higher education or seeking professional registration.
  • IELTS General Training focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Two types of IELTS test to choose from 

Find out more about what’s in the test

Find out how IELTS is assessed

Teacher development

Many professional development opportunities are available to teachers through IELTS examining or research.

Becoming an IELTS examiner

Grants and awards

Guide for teachers

Guide for teachers

The Guide for teachers provides further information about the test and offers detailed descriptions of test scores. It includes tips from teachers on how to prepare students for IELTS.