We have more than 80 years’ experience teaching and testing English worldwide. We have helped people in more than 135 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life. That’s a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a face-to-face speaking test to assess your English language communication skills.
Here are just a few reasons why millions of people have taken IELTS with the British Council:
Expert support: from videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test.
Free resources: Road to IELTS is the British Council’s popular online preparation course. When you register for an IELTS test with us you also get access to 30 hours of free training.
Convenient dates and locations: we have more than 500 test locations in over 100 countries. This means that you have a huge range of options for where and when you can take your test.
Easy booking: You can book your IELTS test online and take advantage of flexible payment options in euros.
Fast results: You will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of the date you take your test.
We also offer British Council IELTS awards that provide financial assistance to students wishing to study in English-speaking countries. Find out more about British Council IELTS award opportunities.