• IELTS as the world’s leading test of English for international migration and higher education 1

    New milestones confirm IELTS as the world’s leading test of English for international migration and higher education

    The number of organisations accepting IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results has reached 10,000, cementing the test’s position as the world’s leading English language test for education and global migration purposes.


    Global recognition is one of the reasons why the number of people taking IELTS continues to grow, with 2.9 million tests taken in 2016.


    The growth in recognising organisations – which include universities, schools, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies – is an indication of how these bodies trust and value IELTS results as a secure, valid and reliable indication of a test taker’s English language proficiency.


    James Shipton, Head of IELTS at the British Council, said: “The world-leading expertise of the three IELTS partners delivers ever-higher standards in test development and delivery, to ensure that IELTS continues to meet the needs of our customers worldwide.”

    Warwick Freeland, Managing Director at IDP IELTS Australia, said: “Around the world people are choosing to take IELTS to help achieve their lifelong learning, career and migration goals. We are committed to continually improving our customers’ experiences especially as IELTS is often taken at a significant juncture of their lives.”


    IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.


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  • نتایج تحقیقات اخیر درباره آزمون آیلتس و استخدام در سراسر دنیا 1
    جدیدترین اخبار آیلتس در وبسایت آموزش آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی محقق و مدرس آیلتس ایران
    IELTS Research Report snapshot: IELTS and employment
    Investigating the use of IELTS in determining employment, migration and professional registration outcomes in healthcare and early childcare education in Australia

    Authored by: Cate Gribble, Jill Blackmore, Anne-Marie Morrissey and Tanja Capic, Deakin University, Australia.


    Focusing on two critical professional fields – health and early childhood education – this study provides key insights into language and cultural challenges facing overseas-trained professionals and international graduates making the transition into the Australian labour market. 


    Interviews in this study with employers, government organisations, industry associations, overseas-trained professionals and international graduates confirm that communication is at the heart of these professions. They highlight the complex, sophisticated language and communication skills required in workplaces that are often culturally very different from those previously experienced.


    Key Findings:



    -   English language competency is critical in determining successful labour market outcomes. Conversely, weak English language proficiency can have serious safety implications. Cultural factors and the nuances of social relationships also provide serious challenges.


    -   Universities are increasingly expected to ensure international students graduate with appropriate English language and communication skills.


    -   Most health sector employers in this study view the IELTS requirements for registration as appropriate, although some suggest that these could be even higher.


    -   Highly differentiated labour markets have developed in metropolitan and rural hospitals. For example, unlike metropolitan hospitals, shortages in rural areas have led to hospitals being staffed predominantly by international doctors and nurses.


    -   The introduction (in September 2015) of English language requirements for teachers in early childhood education was received positively by employers, further professionalising the sector.


    -   Although many early childhood sector employers value cultural diversity and see the need for strong English language skills, they have limited knowledge of IELTS requirements. The researchers recommend revisiting them once the impact of the changes has taken effect. 


    -   Other challenges faced by overseas-trained professionals and international graduates in this study include workplace discrimination, isolation and extreme frustration when unable to work in their area of qualification.




    This IELTS Research Report, along with more than 100 others, is available in full for free on IELTS Official website.


    Every year IDP Education and the British Council fund and support IELTS-related research that reflects current issues relating to the IELTS test in the international context. Such research makes an important contribution to the monitoring and test development process for IELTS; it also helps IELTS stakeholders to develop a greater understanding of the test.


    source : www.ielts.org