Monday, December 9, 2013

Price of IELTS in the Philippines

Is taking the IELTS costly?

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This is the major concern of candidates for the International English Language Testing System examination. Taking the IELTS examination has become a requirement for working professionals and students who want work overseas and undergo academic training respectively. For the past years, an IELTS certification is needed to verify the candidate’s fluency in the English language as they are going to work and study in an English speaking country.

In the Philippines, lots of candidates find IELTS review center to help them build their skills for the IELTS. In IELTS review centers, candidates are given a course program that will suit their needs. Though Filipinos are known to be good at using the language, there are still a lot of techniques, skills, and strategies that are yet to be discovered needed for the IELTS examination.

Finding a good IELTS review centers can be challenging as there are lots of review centers today. Once you have decided where to review, you will be asked whether you need to take the Academic or General Training modules of the IELTS exam. These two modules are different depending on the purpose of the candidate. General Training is usually for work and study program for less than six months, whilst Academic is also for employment and study program for more than six months. Candidates need to check the company or institution which exam they need before applying. Regarding the test, candidates will be asked whether they will take the IELTS under the IDP or British Council. Both are authorized agents of the IELTS. The exams are the same except for their fees. The British Council costs PhP8986 while the IDP is at PhP8900.

IELTS review centers have different course programs offered to candidates. There are regular programs and intensive programs that depend on the need of the candidate. Review center staff makes sure that they explain the programs well and orient them regarding how classes are done. Usually, review centers in the Philippines provide IELTS courses that cost from 3, 000 to 5,000 pesos.

Candidates worry about the money they have to spend for the IELTS exam – the exam fee and the fee for the review. Yes, it can be pricey; however, the training one can get on review centers cannot be compared with the training one gets by studying alone. Invest on knowledge and be the best for the IELTS examination. Choose the best review center, review well, and apply what you have learned on the IELTS test.

14 comments:

  1. I have some question about this. Is it ok to take the exam and review even if you will not work abroad but only a matter of self improvement. Honestly I have a plan to work abroad but not now, maybe 3-5 years from now but want to take it or is it good to take the exam as well as the review prior to my application 3-5 years from now

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    1. Yes, actually that is a way of preparation for your future plan of working abroad. Will you be doing a self review or you are enrolling on a review center?

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  2. what if you failed ? are you going to pay again?

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    1. Not achieving the score you need is not technically a fail, but an indication that perhaps you are not ready for the exam or that you need to develop your language skills further.

      Mostly IELTS Review Centers are not offering free Exam so you need to repay again.

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  3. Hi Ms Janina, can you suggest us a good IELTS review center? thank you!

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  4. Hi Nheire,

    You can try JRooz Review Center for your IELTS review. JRooz is recognized as one of the TOP IELTS Registration Agents in the Philippines both REGIONAL and NATIONAL categories for the year 2015-2016.

    Here's the link for your easy reference:

    http://www.jroozreview.com/ielts-review-center/

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you!

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  5. Hi Janina!

    First time and curious here.
    Do I need to review first before taking the exam? How much is the total amount.

    Thanks!

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  6. Hi Janina!

    First time and curious here.

    Do I need to review first before taking the exam?
    How much is the total amount?

    Thanks!

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  7. I get amazing assist from professional team while I enroll in IELTS Exam and get clear my concepts achieve my target.

    IELTS Speaking Grammar

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  8. what is the passing score for IELTS exam? Thanks..

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    1. Usually academic module takers are required to get a minimum of 7.0 as their band score.

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  9. Hi Ms. Janina, is IELTS has an expiration?

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    1. The IELTS certification is only valid for two years. People who have received their scores have to lodge their applications within two years. Once the IELTS expires, it is not anymore accepted. The candidate will have to book again for an examination that will surely cost time and money. Thus, it is important for any candidates to have a timeline of their applications so as not to waste the validity of their scores.

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  10. I am really impressed with these thoughts.

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