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IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas

IELTS — December 17th, 2019

IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas This week, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced IELTS, the world’s most trusted language test, will continue to be accepted for UK visas that require applicants to demonstrate their English. Following a tender process, IELTS was reappointed as an official test provider…

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Does using AI eliminate bias? MIT doesn’t think so.

IELTS — June 5th, 2019

Researchers from MIT –the top university in the world– found that Artificial Intelligence, is biased. So, what does it mean when machines that are testing your English language ability are unfair? Read it here.

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IELTS on computer: What has changed for ESL teachers?

IELTS — May 29th, 2019

IELTS is the leading English language test for international mobility. The launch of computer-delivered IELTS in New Zealand has proven popular among test takers. But what does this mean for ESL teachers? Read more about IELTS support for teachers.

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UP Education to deliver IELTS on computer in Auckland

IELTS — March 4th, 2019

IELTS is now available on computer at The Campbell Institute, a brand new test centre in Auckland. The Campbell Institute, part of UP Education will now deliver IELTS at their Auckland campus, thanks to a new partnership with IDP Education. For test takers and UP Education students, the new centre will bring more options for…

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Two New Computer-delivered IELTS Test Centres in Auckland

IELTS — February 18th, 2019

International students, workers and people seeking residency in New Zealand have welcomed the option of taking the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test on computer, following a country-wide roll-out. Now there are two more computer-delivered IELTS test centres. Find out where.