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IELTS USA will be offering a series of informational online webinars to address frequently asked questions and concerns US educational institutions and organizations have about IELTS.

Recordings of each IELTS webinar will be available on-demand two weeks after their scheduled date (see below).

Upcoming webinars

IELTS Joint Funded Research Grant, Wednesday, April 21, 1:00 pm PDT / 4:00 pm EDT
The IELTS Partners invite researchers with expertise in language learning and assessment research to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Join us to learn more about the 2021 research areas of interest and application process. We will be joined by a former Joint Funded Research Grant Recipient, Dr. Okim Kang, and Joint Funded Research Committee Member, Jenny Osborne.  

Dr. Okim Kang, Ph.D, Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESL and Director of the Applied Linguistics Speech Lab, Northern Arizona University 
Jenny Osborne, Researcher Coordinator- IELTS, IDP Education 



Reimagining the Application Review Process in a Test-Optional World, Thursday, April 29, 7:30 am PDT / 10:30 am EDT
With the onset of the global pandemic, a growing number of institutions in the US have made the decision to temporarily waive standardized testing requirements. While other institutions and state systems have made the decision to completely phase out SAT and ACT requirements over the next four years. 

Join IELTS USA and co-presenters from higher education institutions and international secondary schools as we explore best practices for transitioning to a test optional policy and tips for advising prospective US-bound international students as admissions requirements change.

Ruby Bhattacharya, Associate Director of Admissions and the Director of International Recruitment, Barnard College
Jennifer Blask, Executive Director of International Admissions, University of Rochester
Becky Konwicz, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Santa Clara University
Kate McKeen, Director, Higher Education, IELTS USA
Lisa Przekop, Director, Undergraduate Admissions, University of California, Santa Barbara
Shikha Vij, Career Counselor at Step by Step School, Noida, India 



Previous webinars

International Admissions Professionals

Exploring IELTS Around the World: Focus on Latin America - February 2021

Preparing for Impact: Implementing Safeguards to Ensure International Student Success - November 2020

Exploring IELTS Around the World: Focus on Kazakhstan and Central Asia - November 2020

Language matters: A discussion on language, mental health, and the well-being of non-native speakers of English - October 2020

International Student Success Beyond the Classroom: Employer Expectations and the Impact on Admissions Requirements - October 2020

More Than Just an Interview: Evaluating English Proficiency for Admissions - September 2020

Complimentary Services and Professional Development Opportunities with IELTS - September 2020

IELTS for Law Schools - August 2020

IELTS 101 - July 2020

ESL Professionals

Spark Life into your IELTS Prep Class Through Engaging Class Activities - September 2020

Using IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria to Provide Feedback on Student Speaking - August 2020

Preparing Learners for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 - August 2020

Using IELTS Writing Assessment Criteria to Provide Feedback on Student Writing - August 2020