- Bringing students closer to achieving their dreams of studying in leading universities
- More than 4,000 universities in the USA accept IELTS as proof of English language proficiency
Kuwait, 21 December 2019: With the admission season open for candidates world-wide, British Council one of the co-creators of IELTS, encourages local students interested in applying to universities in the USA, to book their IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Currently, over 4,000 higher education institutions and programmes in the USA accept IELTS scores as proof of English language proficiency as its provides an accurate reflection of the students ability to understand, read, write and speak English.
IELTS remains a trusted source by USA’s top 25 universities including all of the Ivy League colleges and is widely used by programmes at the top 50 US universities with the most international students. IELTS provides opportunities across the board, as it enhances everyone’s capabilities to perform on a higher degree in their respective workplaces and schools. More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, and so one can be confident that it is recognised by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.
Students in Kuwait would be interested to know that the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait is currently offering 696 scholarships to qualified applicants to the USA this academic year and some of the leading universities that accept IELTS scores as the optimal English proficiency test for entrance include Northeastern University, San Diego State University, University of California, Boston University and University of Massachusetts.
Students are accommodated with the option of choosing their preferred material to prepare for their IELTS test ranging from free videos and online lessons, as well as books, face-to-face courses, seminars and workshops. British Council’s most popular online preparation courses, ‘Road to IELTS’ includes online resource material for IELTS Academic and General Training, practice zones and e-books to help prepare for the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking sections, in addition to sample videos including advice from previous test takers, teacher tutorials that highlight test do’s and don’ts, timed practice tests and a “My Progress” section. British Council will help the students by examining and providing instant performance feedback, access to correct answers, tips and advice for improving and tasks based on existing IELTS exercises to boost the test takers confidence.
Guaranteeing easier access to enrolling in the college of one’s choice with the right IELTS scores, British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses which comprises of free 3-week IELTS online preparation courses, will provide in-depth training on Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. At the end of the journey, students will have gained the necessary skills to master the IELTS Speaking test format, better reading strategies, IELTS Reading task types and what to expect on test day.
Alternatively, British Council brings a free IELTS app to allow students to learn English flexibly from any location and at any time. The easy-to-use IELTS Prep App gives instant access to free practice tests, grammar tips, exercises, quizzes, sample questions for all of the required sections as well as vocabulary practice.
Moreover, for the same price, one can choose between paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS Academic for added convenience backed by the exceptional options of several dates to choose from followed by quicker response on results than any other which could range between 5 to 7 days.
Ensuring easier and quicker access, individuals interested in applying for the IELTS test can now pay online for their IELTS Test using their master/visa credit card. For prices and timing on different preparation courses, customer are urged to visit www.britishcouncil.com.kw or simply contact the British council at 22052300 to book an appointment or visit the center.