IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. 2.9 million IELTS tests are taken each year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 10,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all the countries that require one.
The IELTS test is designed to help you use English in your new life abroad. In less than three hours, it will assess all of your English skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
The most effective way of testing your English conversation skills is face-to-face. IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English language communication skills.
Designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills.
ielts and the common european framework
IELTS is recognised by the Council of Europe.
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IELTS is a qualification jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
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Why take IELTS with the British Council?
IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for higher education and global migration and we'll make sure it's the best possible experience for you.
Test dates, fees and locations
The British Council offers IELTS tests in the Czech Republic.
You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
IELTS preparation courses and resources
We can help you prepare for the IELTS test through face-to face courses, seminars and workshops.
On the day of your test
We’ve put together some information to help you understand what will happen on the day of your test.
Find out about your results and certificate.
Study abroad with IELTS
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills.
Terms and conditions
The IELTS terms and conditions contain important information. Make sure you read and accept them when you register for the test.
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration
If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, you can choose one of the tests to prove your level of English.
The Global Study Awards
The Global Study Awards are designed to support motivated and talented individuals who would like to study abroad and give them the chance to win up to £10,000 towards their tuition.