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PowerPoint PresentationIELTS update
FACTA, Lakeland
February 2010
2 modules:
healthcare professionals applying for permanent US residency
General
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Candidature
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2000
57,479
2001
180,728
2002
360,655
2003
491,244
2004
515,058
2005
526,451
2006
706,568
2007
940,000
2008
1,216,012
2009
1,400,000
To resize chart data range, drag lower right corner of range.
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Speaking
General Training Writing
Academic Writing
Listening
Test Format
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Stress ‘compact’ format of test. Also that Speaking test can be held before or after the day of the written test, allowing flexibility.
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variety of real life task types
Listening and Reading components: sentence completion, notes, summary, diagram, flow chart, table completion, classification, matching, multiple choice,
identification of writers’ views, attitudes, claims
pen and paper test
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Under 4th bullet stress the importance of good customer service provided by test centers to candidates and by IELTS to stakeholders
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Scoring
Nine-point band scoring system. Bands awarded in Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Overall
Scores reported electronically or by paper Test Report
9 Expert User
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5 normally at community college level
6 / 6.5 at undergraduate level
6.5 / 7 at graduate level
8 some graduate programs (eg 8 in Writing for Journalism)
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Recognition
IELTS recognized by over 6,000 institutions globally
More than 2,500 in the US, including over 200 2-year colleges
Benefits for Recognizing Organizations:
Electronic score downloads
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Ask whether their organizations recognize IELTS?
Mention China and India are the two biggest IELTS markets – consider the increased promotional potential for international students if IELTS accepted
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Online Recognizing Organization database
Example of how an RO is displayed on the search on ielts.org.
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Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
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FAQs
Offered up to 4 times per month on fixed Saturdays and Thursdays
US test fee $185
Test center details at www.ielts.org and online registration
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US test center network growing in partnership with
ESL schools
Local test center administration
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professional development opportunities for ESL staff training to certify as local Examiners
valuable service for your international students and local residents
open new markets, attract new students
grow a new income stream – 60% of the candidate test fee retained by center
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IELTS provides a test on your campus
Gain kudos with your international students and promote your IELTS access
Learn about IELTS test delivery
Potential income through registration fees
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Richard Halstead