Tuesday 11 June 2019

The British Council recognizes top IELTS partners

The British Council in the Philippines recently recognised top IELTS delivery partners across the Philippines for their support and top-notch performance during the 2019 IELTS National Conference held on 22 May 2019 at F1 Hotel Manila, Taguig. 

9.0 Niner IELTS Review and Tutorial Center ranked first among review centers and some 75 partner organisations including recruitment agencies, immigration consultancies and education agencies across the country.

Other institutions in the top five are SMEAG Global Education Inc., CEVAS Language Centre, De Jesus-Beltran and Co. World English Inc. (World English Reviews) and J Rooz Review Center, Inc., all of whom have been valued British Council IELTS partners for more than five years.

The British Council also recognised loyal partners across the country which included institutions like Ateneo de Naga and St Paul University. Both educational institutions have worked with the British Council for over ten years. 

‘We are happy to have over 100 partners and friends who have come from all over the Philippines. All our achievements and successes would not have been possible without you,’ said Pilar Aramayo-Prudencio, Country Director, British Council in the Philippines.

The ceremony was also a celebration of the IELTS 30th Anniversary. In 2018, over 3.5 million IELTS tests were taken in over 140 countries. In the Philippines, there are 18 British Council IELTS test locations across different regions.

Last year, the British Council in the Philippines also launched the computer-delivered IELTS in three cities, Manila, Cebu and Baguio, in a move to position itself in an increasingly digital world. With computer-delivered IELTS, test takers may choose from more than ten test sessions per week and are able to take all test components, including the speaking test, in one day. Apart from that, test takers get their results within five to seven days after the test. These convenient features make computer-delivered IELTS a popular option among IELTS test takers.

Notes to Editor

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration with more than 3.5 million tests taken in the last year. 

Over 10,000 organisations trust and accept IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation purposes. 

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

About the test

Test takers are measured in listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. All tests are scored on a banded system from 1 (non-user) through to 9 (expert user).

IELTS offers a choice of two tests, to serve both academic and non-academic purposes. IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and texts are accessible to all test takers, irrespective of their subject focus. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations. IELTS General Training is suitable for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

A sample of government and professional associations who recognise or require applicants to hold an IELTS test result include:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Department of Home Affairs (Australia)
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and National Council of State Boards of Nursing, USA
  • International Monetary Fund

For more information on taking IELTS with the British Council in the Philippines, please contact: The British Council in the Philippines Office on +632 555 3000.

For further media information, please contact:  Danica Tuliao, Exams Marketing Manager, British Council in the Philippines on +632 555 3000

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. www.britishcouncil.org