The International English language Testing System, or IELTS™, as it is popularly called, is an English Language proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students and professionals so as to study and work in countries where the medium of instruction is English. IELTS™ is accepted by Universities in Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. It has become a mandatory test for one to access the study and work visas for the countries. The IELTS™ tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the IELTS™ is as follows:
Reading (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands) Reading section has 3 passages and 40 items (questions). Each item is worth one mark.
Writing (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands) Writing section consists of 2 tasks (Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2) and candidates must answer BOTH tasks. Listening (40 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands) Listening section has four sections, each with 10 items (or questions). Each item is worth one mark.
Speaking (11-14 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands) Speaking test is a face-to-face interaction between the candidate and an examiner
KenyanNurse runs IELTS trainings for a period of six weeks all purely on a tech-enabled platform: Whatsapp, Basecamp and Survey Monkey. After training nurses are supported to register and sit for the IELTS tests at different offices of the British Council in Kenya.
So far, our average ILETS score has been 7+ and 95% of our students have exceeded the minimum requirements for USA, UK, Australia and Canada.