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IELTS certificate: all you need to know about IELTS

Wall Street English offers IELTS preparation courses

Would you like to take the IELTS to prove your English proficiency for working abroad, obtaining a visa, or pursuing studies in Australia, Canada, or elsewhere in the world?

This exam is jointly administered by the British Council, the University of Cambridge, and the Australian company IDP Education, and it validates your English proficiency internationally.

IELTS requires a good level of preparation to achieve the highest possible score and thus certify solid English skills while validating your language proficiency. Wall Street English offers training programs specific to the English test at its schools in Switzerland, tailored to your needs, to ensure you are in the best possible condition when facing the examiner on the day of the exam.

You can choose from 2 types of preparation IELTS preparation courses

Our school is a certified partner of Cambridge English Languages GmbH, the official testing institution in Switzerland. Click here to discover the upcoming dates or to register for the exam.

International English Language Testing System

The IELTS – International English Language Testing System – is one of the most widely taken English exams. It is recognized worldwide by over 10,000 organizations and schools in Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Canada, and many European countries. In 2019, over 3 million people took the tests globally.

What is the purpose of the IELTS certificate?

Obtaining the certification can help you live, study, and work worldwide. More than 10,000 organizations in 140 countries accept it, including governmental institutions, academic institutions, and employment agencies. Candidates can choose either the Academic specialization (for study purposes) or the General specialization (for work or living abroad).

Many universities or recruiters may require such certification, or any other certification ensuring your level, such as TOEIC or TOEFL, depending on the case.

IELTS preparation courses

If you're considering preparing for the IELTS test in Switzerland, Wall Street English has the solution for you! Our English training centers, ideally located near theCFF train stations, are accredited to support you in preparing for and succeeding in this exam.

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What is the format of the IELTS test?

The IELTS test consists of four different sessions: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Wall Street English training is designed to meet British Council standards. Through a combination of oral and written expression exercises, reading, and listening, you'll develop your English skills at your own pace.

Section Time Description
Listening 30 minutes This section evaluates your ability to understand spoken English in various contexts.
Reading 60 minutes This part assesses your reading comprehension skills by presenting you with a variety of written texts.
Writing 60 minutes In this section, you must demonstrate your ability to express ideas in writing.
Speaking 10-15 minutes This part assesses your ability to communicate verbally in English.

How is the IELTS score calculated?

You will be given a score for each test: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The final IELTS score is the average of these four scores. The final score ranges from 1 to 9 points, with 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest. This score certifies your English language proficiency level.

To achieve the best possible score, Wall Street English offers its students specific training. With Wall Street English, you can follow tailored courses, with native English-speaking teachers specialized in IELTS.

If you have any questions about the training or registration, or if you want to take the IELTS in Switzerland, contact us!

* Terms and conditions apply. Conditions available from one of our language consultants.
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