IELTS Douala-Buea Cameroon
WHAT IS IELTS?
‘IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.
WHO TAKES IELTS?
IELTS is accepted by more than 6000 organisations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
WHO OWNS THE TEST AND WHO WRITE THE TEST?
‘IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials. Ongoing research ensures that IELTS remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.’
WHY ARE THERE TWO VERSIONS OF IELTS?
‘IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.’
WHAT IS THE IELTS FORMAT AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?’
‘IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.’
WHEN CAN I TAKE IELTS?
IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Online Registration fee: 162,000 FCFA from January 2017
Text book: 5,000 FCFA
Video & Audio: 5,000 FCFA.
Classes + materials : Prices depend on the period of classes: 2 weeks: 45,000 FCFA – Buea Branch; 65,000 FCFA – Douala Branch with 2 sample tests and a free exercise book and 4 weeks: 75,000 FCFA – Buea Branch; 105,000 FCFA – Douala Branch with 2 sample tests and a free exercise book and CD