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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.


IELTS in Germany

Please find all information on the British Council website:

What is IELTS? - Test structure - Info sheet candidates - Test registration

For information about the IELTS exam, please contact the IELTS Hotline on 030 311 099-10 available from Monday to Friday 11:00 - 13:00  and 14:00 - 16:00.
For IELTS enquiries outside of Hotline hours, please send an e-mail to ielts.plus@britishcouncil.de


Test Dates in Freiburg

The next IELTS tests will be on

  • 22.08.2020
  • 29.08.2020
  • 05.09.2020
  • 12.09.2020
  • 26.09.2020
  • 10.10.2020
  • 24.10.2020
  • 31.10.2020
  • 07.11.2020
  • 21.11.2020
  • 28.11.2020
  • 05.12.2020
  • 12.12.2020
  • 19.12.2020



You cannot register for the test with the SLI. Please contact the national IELTS office in Berlin directly.

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

Online registration: www.britishcouncil.de/pruefung/ielts/anmelden

Contact address:
The British Council
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Tel: 030 31 10 99 10
Fax: 030 31 10 99 20
E-Mail: info@britishcouncil.de


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. Please find more information here.


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

Sheila Gordon-Schroeder
Sheila Gordon-Schröder

Phone: +49 761 203-8964
Fax: +49 761 203-3516
Room 02 005


Office hours:
Thur, 10:00 - 12:00

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