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International English Language Testing System, IELTS, now open for testing across Dubai

by Eddie Rayner

Test takers can safely complete IELTS as test centers put health precautions in place

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) has now launched testing across Dubai in several test centers in line with government safety protocols. 

Jointly managed and co-owned by IDP Education, British Council and Cambridge, IELTS is a globally recognised test, required for non-native English speaking students when applying to study abroad in selected countries. The test is also a requirement when applying for certain international visas. 

IDP Education, a leading international education service provider in the UAE and co-owner of IELTS, supports students looking to study abroad. With offices and a team on the ground in the region, IDP Education is a trusted partner to take  IELTS with. 

IDP Education and the British Council have implemented safety protocols from relevant governmental bodies to ensure test takers are safe in all centers across Dubai. All test center staff, including registration staff, invigilators and examiners, are trained on safety, hygiene and sanitisation procedures for both Paper Based and Computer Delivered IELTS. New safety precautions include two meter spacing between test tables, disposable headphone covers, a reduced amount of test takers per session, examiners wearing masks, test room disinfection and deep cleaning after every test.  

Rashi Bhattacharya, the Country Director of IDP Education says, “Taking IELTS is an important step for all our candidates looking to study abroad or planning their immigration journey. We advise all test takers to study and prepare for their IELTS to maximise their score.” She says. “Although Covid-19 has had a direct impact on many of our students re-locating this year for international studies, we hope to see a surge in applicants for 2021. We have all the processes in place and ready, while taking the safety of our students, test takers and staff into consideration to help support this demand.” 

To find your nearest test center, and book the IELTS or find out more information visit: www.idpielts.me/book-ielts-test/idp-ielts-dubai-test-centre/