Having a good command of the English language is essential for those hoping to move here.
The Australian Government use the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS as it is known, to assess the English language skills of applicants looking to move to Australia. For many applicants the minimum requirement may be grade 6 across all four tests, for others though, the pass mark could be even higher.
It is an area in which many potential migrants to Australia struggle. In the past I have offered here on this page and e-book which I reviewed and felt was very good, but feedback has quite rightly suggested that the 60 page book format wasn’t the most suitable learning platform for the IELTS test.
So I have address that problem and I am delighted to announce my partnership with IELTS Online, and again before offering this to you I have thoroughly reviewed what they have on offer here.
Welcome to IELTS Online
IELTS Online was established in 2005 to provide IELTS test candidates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to sit the IELTS exam.
I’ve had a good look around the members area on your behalf and I am very impressed with the layout, the attention to each of the four modules and the study plan itself.
Whether you are taking the Academic or General Training IELTS test for the first time or looking to improve your score with a repeat test, this course is suitable for you.
IELTS Master and IELTS Express
IELTS Online can offer you two convenient ways to prepare for the IELTS test online: IELTS Master and IELTS Express. Both courses have been created by experienced English language course developers and IELTS test tutors and are highly successful in helping students succeed in the IELTS test.
Why choose IELTS Online?
- 100% online!
- Proven systems and techniques that really work
- High student satisfaction rate
- Flash movies with audio and transcripts
- Practice tests under simulated exam conditions
Your enrolment includes:
- Interactive course of instruction covering all IELTS modules
- Practice tests in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
- Study tools, Web broadcasts & other resources
- Native English speakers in all lessons and practice labs
IELTS Online courses are suitable for people with at least an intermediate level of English (approximately IELTS Band 5 or TOEFL 520 equivalent). See below for information on the courses available.
I have spoken to people and also had many emails and comments from those who have taken this test several times and failed. It’s not cheap either, I believe it cost something like $300 a go. One reader said he’d failed it eight times!
That’s a lot of money down the drain.
Fortunately, enrolling in this online study course will hardly dent your wallet at all by comparison.
If you need to take your IELTS exam and you want to massively improve your chances of passing, I highly recommend that you check this out.
Update December 2016:
IELTS isn’t for everybody though, so if you are struggling with this test, it might be worth looking at the other options. There is some chat in the comments below about this, and quite a few people have had much better results with Pearson PTE.
This, according to my MARA migration agent, is a full list of acceptable English-language tests as at this moment in time: