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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What is the Process in Taking the IELTS Exam for UKVI?

There are some changes in taking the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System examination (IELTS) that non-native English speakers such as Filipinos who are interested in applying for a visa in the United Kingdom. The changes in the Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) include the IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration and IELTS Life Skills. What are these new changes all about?

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The IELTS Life Skills is taken by individuals who are in need to prove their fluency in speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1. The IELTS Exam for UKVI is the same with the existing IELTS exam. It still has the two modules – Academic and General Training. The exam’s content, examiners, format and level of difficulty are the same with the IELTS exam of non-UKVI applicants. However, applicants have to make sure that they are registered in a UKVI approved test center. It is very important for you to know the target scores that you need before taking the test. Ask your agency or the school you are applying for their score requirements.

The IELTS for UKVI Academic test is mostly taken by individuals who wish to study undergraduate or postgraduate courses. These are for individuals who are seeking professional registration in the UK. The General Training under IELTS for UKVI is for individuals who are going to migrate to the UK or going to study on a below degree level. The Academic Module and General Training are suitable for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 UK Visas and Immigration applications.

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Here are the things that you need to do in booking for an IELTS for UKVI test.

1. A completed application form for the IELTS for UKVI. Make sure all necessary information are filled.

2. Prepare the necessary documents: a valid ID (a passport is recommended) and 2 copies of your latest ID photograph. The ID to be presented on the examination day should be the same with the one used upon registration.

3. Payments can be done online or in person. You visit any local British Council or IDP offices in your areas. It is also possible to complete the registration process in IELTS review centers. These centers are also authorized registration agents for the IELTS for UKVI. The IELTS for UKVI in the Philippines cost PHP 14, 835 for bot Academic and General Training. The IELTS Life Skills test costs at PHP 11,125.

4. The test centers in the Philippines are in Crown Plaza Hotel in Manila and Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.

5. If you need any special arrangements in taking the examination, it should be indicated upon registrations to avoid problems on the exam day.

What the candidates need to do is to prepare for the examination. Though the exam’s content does not have any difference from the existing IELTS test, it is still best to come in the test prepared and ready. Reviews are available in different IELTS review centers nationwide.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Benefits of Reviewing for your IELTS Online

Everybody is familiar with distant learning programs offered by some university and colleges. From the time this kind of program was launched, many individuals took advantage of it and discovered the benefits of studying their graduate or post-graduate studies online. This is where the online IELTS review got the idea of offering quality IELTS training online.


There has been a great importance emphasized in taking an IELTS review course. The IELTS or the International English Language Testing System examination has been taken by a lot of Filipinos for many years now. The reason for this is that the IELTS has been made a requirement by many English speaking countries as a requirement for visa applications. Having an IELTS certificate is a proof that an individual can understand and use the English language, assuring his or her success and productivity in the country he or she is applying for.

Many IELTS review centers operate and offer different review programs in the Philippines. Class schedules are conveniently arranged to have most of the students available for the classes. However, not all students can make it to class due to their hectic schedules or their locations are quite distant from the review centers. It is with this predicament that online IELTS review classes have been offered.

Online IELTS review is the answer to people who want to study for the IELTS but has few complications to attend classes in review centers. What are some benefits one can get from enrolling in an IELTS review course program?

• Flexible schedules

Since the classes are online, the possibility of choosing classes that depend on your availability is possible. It is now much easier to manage your time. You can choose to study in the morning or in the late afternoon. Class schedules are given beforehand so that you can take note of the classes you can attend.

• Convenience

There is no need to leave the house and spend money on fare. With the online IELTS review classes, you can have your classes right at home. You can wear anything comfortable, even not take a shower. All you need is your computer and a good Internet connection to make the class possible.

• One-on-one Coaching

If you are someone who has difficulty catching up with the lesson in a big group, the online IELTS program is perfect for you. Some students do not have the opportunity to ask questions in a group class since they are shy and do not want to get embarrassed in class. With a one-on-on coaching, you can ask anything that you want to understand in your lessons.

• Real time feedback

There is no need to wait for a week to know your strengths and weaknesses. Instructors directly give their comments on things you need to improve in your English skills.

What the students are learning online are just the same with the lessons in a classroom setting. The online IELTS course program is the best way in preparing for the IELTS that you can do right at your own convenience.