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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

IELTS preparation for students

About the test

There are two IELTS versions, so your students can choose 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

There are many professional development opportunities for 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.