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IELTS - International English Language Testing System

After a break due to the Covid 19 virus, IELTS testing has started up again. Candidates must follow the rules set by IELTS and the University with respect to hygiene and social distancing.

 

What is IELTS?

IELTS is a university entrance test for people who want to study abroad at universities or other tertiary educational institutions. It is also a precondition for immigration to many English-speaking countries, e.g. Australia. Not only is this test increasingly a prerequisite for studying in England, Australia, Canada, and increasingly in the USA, but it is recognised as a language certificate by many business enterprises as well.

The four main areas of language proficiency – listening, reading, writing and speaking – are all assessed by the IELTS exam, which is made up of four parts:

  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

    
Your language skills will be evaluated on a scale from 0 (non-user) to 9 (expert user).

There are two modules, the Academic Module and the General Training Module.

To study at a university or to practise an academic profession in an English speaking country, you will most likely need the Academic Module. For work placements and emigration purposes, choose the General Training Module.
 
Please check with the respective institutions which module they require. It is the candidates’ own responsibility to choose the correct module.

 

Test dates, fees and registration

Please find all information on IELTS here.

For test dates and fees please see www.britishcouncil.de/en/exam/ielts/dates-fees-locations.

You cannot register for the test with the SLI.

Online registration: www.britishcouncil.de/en/exam/ielts/book-test

Please contact the British Council in Berlin directly for any question on registration.

ALL documents need to be submitted to the British Council in Berlin. Please DO NOT submit any documents to the SLI.

 

IELTS Practice

You can practise the IELTS test in the language laboratory in KG 1I, Room 1030.

 

Preparation Courses at the SLI

The SLI offers IELTS preparation courses.

 

University of Freiburg
Language Teaching Centre (SLI)
English Department
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg
Germany


 

Matthew Kirchner

Matthew Kirchner
Director of Studies


Tel:  +49 761 203-8964
Fax: +49 761 203-8959
matthew.kirchner@sli.uni-freiburg.de
Room 02 005, 2nd floor


Office hours:

No office hours until further notice.

For the time being, we can only respond to e-mail.

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