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IELTS certificate : all you need to know about IELTS

Wall Street English offers IELTS certificate preparation courses.

Would you like to take the IELTS to prove your level of English to work abroad, obtain a VISA, or continue your studies in Australia, Canada or elsewhere overseas? IELTS requires a good level of preparation in order to obtain the highest possible score and thus certify strong English language skills. Wall Street English offers training and test programmes at its English schools in Switzerland, adapted to your needs.

You can choose from 2 types of preparation courses adapted to your needs:

Our school is a certified partner of Cambridge English Languages GmbH, the official testing institution in Switzerland. Click here to find out about 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 recognized English language tests. It is recognized worldwide by more than 10,000 organizations and schools in Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Canada and many European countries. More than 3 million people worldwide took the test in 2019.

Obtaining the certification can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 10,000 organizations in 140 countries accept it, including government institutions, universities and employment agencies. Candidates can choose the academic specialization ( for studying) or the general specialization (for working or living abroad). Many universities and recruiters may ask you for this certification, or other certifications that guarantee your level, such as the TOEIC or TOEFL, depending on the case.

Next start dates for IELTS preparation courses:

GENEVA :

  • On request

  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

LAUSANNE :

  • On request

  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

FRIBOURG :

  • On request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

MONTREUX :

  • On request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

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Learn more about the IELTS

How is the IELTS test conducted?

The IELTS test is conducted in four different sessions: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The first part tests your English listening skills and lasts 30 minutes. The second part tests your reading comprehension: you will be asked to read texts on a variety of topics and then answer a multiple choice test. The questions may be about everyday topics, education, society, etc. This test lasts 1 hour. In the third part you will write a text in English. Again, you have one hour to do this. Finally, the fourth part will test your English oral expression for about 10 to 15 minutes. This part takes place with an examiner: it is a short oral interview.

How is the IELTS graded?

You will be given a score for each of the following tests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The final IELTS score is the average of these four scores. The final score is between 1 and 9 points, 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest. This is the score that certifies your English level.

In order to obtain the best score possible, Wall Street English offers a specific training to its students. With Wall Street English, you can take a customized course with native-speaking teachers who specialize in IELTS.

For more information or to register to take the IELTS exam in Switzerland, contact us!

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