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IELTS launches temporary at-home option

Testing provider IELTS has announced an online option – IELTS Indicator – for test-takers currently unable to sit exams due to coronavirus restrictions.

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The test will launch in countries where IELTS testing has been suspended

Developed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, IELTS Indicator will be an interim test for students who want to continue with their applications at study destinations that require evidence English language proficiency.

“IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home”

It remains up to institutions “determine the suitability of IELTS Indicator for their application purposes”, the organisation noted, adding that test-takers are advised to check whether their chosen institution will accept the test before booking.

The test will launch in countries where IELTS testing has been suspended, with bookings opening from April 22.

“IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home,” the organisation said.

“The test is available for a limited time while IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19,” it explained, adding educational providers can use IELTS Indicator to help gauge the English language ability of future students while IELTS testing is suspended.

A number of other testing providers have already announced at-home solutions in response to COVID-19.

IELTS Indicator will assess four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – in a timed test that matches the structure of an in-person test.

It remains reliable, fair and accurate, the provider maintained, and uses standard IELTS marking procedures, and official IELTS Examiners.

“The Speaking test is delivered via video call with a fully qualified and trained examiner, maintaining IELTS focus on assessing conversational English proficiency,” IELTS added.

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25 Responses to IELTS launches temporary at-home option

  1. Can the result from this test indicator be used for immigration purposes. How muc will it cost to sit for a test indicator.

  2. Reduce the IELTs cost. 90% of us cannot afford an expense to that extent before study admission or visa confirmation.
    It should be as low as $500

  3. Good day. It’s really great and sustainable. How much does it cost? Is it available for Kazakhstan students? How to register?

  4. Is ielts indicator accepted for us visa screening? And im here in canada and i just chose to put my territory from my home country philippines just to register on my exam,would that be okay?

  5. have ielts canada written exams got postponed? ielts general, how are we supposed to go the centre of examination.?
    please reply, thankyou

  6. Dear Sir/Maám
    Can the result from this test indicator be used for immigration purposes( visa process). such as UK ,Newzealand ,Australia specially for students.

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