What is IELTS?

The IELTS exam as a test of English ability. Perfect for anyone wishing to do further study or work in an English-speaking country. It is available in two formats: Academic and General. Students need to take the Academic test. Other applicants who need IELTS scores for a work visa or immigration purposes need to take General IELTS test.

Why take IELTS Exam?

It is recognised worldwide

It is the most popular English test in the world. The test accepted and trusted worldwide as a measure of English language ability. The IELTS exam is a multi-level test but in practice is best suited to levels intermediate and above. Students receive a certificate with their band score upon completion of the test. The certificate remains valid for two years. There are two versions of the exam:

The course focuses on exam content and ways of maximising your score. Courses are arranged on request. Erin School of English is an approved IELTS Practice Test Centre.

General Training IELTS

IELTS - English language test

General Training IELTS can be used for work and residential visas (depending on the individual requirements of the country in question). The exam consist of four tests: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Unlike the Cambridge main suit exams there is no ‘Use of English’ grammar/vocabulary based test. Students’ command of English grammar and vocabulary is assessed solely through their use of it in communication. (please note that for UK Citizenship applications only IELTS for UKVI is accepted).

Academic IELTS

Academic IELTS is now the standard test for university acceptance in English speaking institutions. Students must have a score of 6.5 (out of 9) to be accepted by the majority of universities. There are four parts to the test: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The reading and writing tests are based on more academic material than the general training equivalents.
We book students with University College Dublin. Please see below for the current available dates. Erin School of English includes exam preparation in your General English courses. Students can also attend our free elective IELTS preparation classes on Tuesdays from 16:00-17:00.

The Exam Fee for IELTS is:

  • IELTS – €200

For more information on IELTS please see the official website.

Exam Dates 2018
03.03.2018, 24.03.201807.04.2018, 21.04.2018
12.05.2018, 07.07.201828.07.2018,
08.09.2018, 29.09.201801.12.2018