About the IELTS Test:

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It was introduced in 1989 to help universities and colleges assess the English skills of applicants wishing to study or train in the English Language. There are two versions of the IELTS test – Academic Module and General Training Module.

Academic Module:  Academic Module is for students seeking entry to a university or institution of higher education offering degree and diploma courses and is designed to test the understanding and use of complex academic language.

General Training Module: General Training Module is for students seeking entry to a secondary school, to vocational training courses or for people taking the IELTS test for employment or immigration purposes. It is designed to test the understanding and use of English language in general level.

Candidates must choose to sit either the academic or the General Training IELTS test. The two tests do not carry the same weight and are not interchangeable.

The IELTS test is divided into four sections: (i) Listening  (ii) Reading  (iii) Writing  (iv) Speaking

All candidates must take a test for each of the four skills. All candidates sit the same Listening and Speaking test. However, academic and general training candidates each sit a different Reading and Writing test. It is a paper-based test that measures your ability in four key areas of the language -Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

The IELTS is conducted on several pre-scheduled dates around the year. So it is important to plan well in advance so that you get the date that you want.

IELTS Test Format:

ModuleNo of Sections & QuestionsTest TimeQuestion Pattern
Listening4 sections & 40 questions30 minutes + 10 Minutes Transfer timeConversations/ dialogues/ lectures with approximately 10 questions from each.
Reading3 sections & 40 questions60 minutesHere will be 3 reading comprehension passages with approximately 13 questions from each.
Writing2 tasks60 minutesYou are required to write 2 essays in the given time. One is a topical essay and the other is a description.
Speaking3 parts11-14 minutesYou are required to converse with an IELTS Examiner and answer questions about yourself, your plans etc. You are also required to speak at length on a given topic.

How the IELTS test is marked?

IELTS has a rigorous, quality-assured system for marking. Marking is carried out by trained examiners who follow standardized guidelines. The examiners hold relevant teaching qualifications and are certificated by Cambridge ESOL. Each examiner is tested every two years to retain their certification. They are also involved in ongoing training. The IELTS integrated system of recruitment, training, benchmarking, certification and monitoring for IELTS examiners ensures they are fully qualified, experienced and effective.

There is no pass or fail mark in the IELTS test. Candidates are marked on a band scale of 1 to 9 in each part of the test. Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg. 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0. These bands classify a candidate’s ability to use and understand English in particular contexts, and correspond approximately to the categories of English proficiency as listed below:

Band ScaleEnglish Proficiency
9Expert user
8Very good user
7Good user
6Competent user
5Modest user
4Limited user
3Extremely limited user
2Intermittent user
1Non user
0No original English user

Most colleges will require an overall band score of 6.0 or more. Some colleges and Universities require a student not have less than a certain score in any of the sections and thus, being consistent on the test is quite important. IELTS score is valid for two years.

Course Duration & Fee:

Our IELTS preparation course lasts for 6 weeks. Every week there is an hour of class everyday from Sunday to Thursday. Saturday is a holiday whereas Friday is for full-length testing. Of Course, the Self Access Library and the Self Access Lab are open from morning to evening and you are most welcome to spend as much time as you want in them.

Our IELTS classes are run by internationally certified teachers. The total course fee is NRP 7,500 which does not include examination registration fee. All students must pay in full before they start the course. Refund is possible when students are not satisfied with our teaching. The claim of refund must be made no later than attending the first class. Global Village will deduct NRP 500 while making refund. Students should return all the materials taken from Global Village before they get the refund.

Course Start Date:

Admissions are open every Single Sunday all you have to do is just come over and register any day of the week for a class at your convenient time and start the class the following Monday.

Student Facilities:

Hi Tech tools that makes life easier in the classroom.

Free access to internet from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a high speed internet service.

Self access library where you have access to study books, listen CD player, scan, print, study, surf educational sites, interact with teachers with a air conditioned room.

VCD, DVD, Novels and preparation books can be borrowed from a limited time by Global Village students.

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