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We are the largest I E LTS (the International English Language Testing System) test centre in Europe and the only centre in west London.

You will be taught by experienced and qualified teachers who have all completed an I E LTS teacher-training course, covering the four key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Depending on your needs and the time available, you can prepare for the test in one day, one week, two, four or twelve weeks.

Courses are available Monday to Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS conforms to the highest international assessment standards and is validated by the British Council. Next steps IELTS Test opens doors to educational, emigrational and professional opportunities.

Universities will take an IELTS score as an indicator of your language proficiency. If English is not your first language, consider taking the test to show you are ready to study in the UK at Access, Foundation, Graduate or Post-graduate levels. Many nurses, doctors and lawyers from overseas who want to pursue their careers in the UK take the test as well.

EHWLC has five locations where you may take your test: Acton (W38 EA), Ealing (W5 5EW), Hammersmith (W14 9BL) and Southall (UB1 1DP) as well as our new location at Regent's University London (NW1 4NS). All of our locations are easily accessible by public transport. To help plan your journey, use the Transport for London Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk

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What is IELTS?

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment and covers the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. Please refer to a full list of recognised organisations on the IELTS website www.ielts.org.

IELTS is available in two modules – Academic and General Training.

IELTS Modules

The Academic Module assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate or postgraduate courses should be based on the results of this module.

The General Training Module emphasises basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level or for immigration purposes for Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The General Training Module is not offered on all test dates so ensure you check the next available date for this module.

The IELTS test is offered as a pen and paper test. Computer-Based IELTS tests are not available in the UK.

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