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Complimentary IELTS Training Services Offered by Kansas Overseas Careers

This article covers all the details of what IELTS is about and how Kansas equips you with a free training course to hone your English language proficiency.

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A majority of countries nowadays follow a standardized process to assess the applications for immigration. Language proficiency test is one such major criteria for evaluating the applications. IELTS is a widely accepted test that many countries rely on. Read on to know everything about the IELTS exam and how to prepare for it.

What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is the most popular English language test for the last 25 years. 

Depending upon the path of immigration, there can be two different types of IELTS test.

  1. General Training or GT: This test is the one for people immigrating overseas permanently or for work. On the other hand,
  2. Academic IELTS: This test is conducted for candidates who aspire to study from a foreign university or college.

The exam is recognized by more than 60,000 organizations across the globe, including immigration authorities, employers, universities, professional organizations, and many more.

Here are the 4 sections of the IELTS Exam:

The listening part of the IELTS exam lasts for 30 minutes. There are four sections in the exam, and it includes a total of 40 questions for one mark each. The candidate has to listen to four different recordings and then answer questions on the basis of the conversations. It assesses the candidate’s ability to understand the English language and comprehend detailed factual information.

In the reading part of the exam, the candidate has to read long texts or extracts and then answer questions on the basis of these texts. This module lasts for one hour, and then the candidate has to answer 40 questions for one mark each. The reading part of the IELTS exam is different for General Training (GT) and Academic.

The writing part of the test assesses the candidate’s ability to express personal opinions and also the understanding of a particular stance, both informal and formal. It consists of two tasks, and the candidate must complete them within 60 minutes. For the Academic exam, it can include a graphical representation and an essay. In the case of the GT exam, the first task is a letter and the second one is an essay task.

The last section of speaking comprises three different sections, and it lasts for about 11-15 minutes. It proves the candidate’s ability to conduct a face-to-face conversation and express their ideas with clarity.

Who Conducts the IELTS Test?

IELTS is owned and conducted by two organizations – IDP and British Council.

IDP or International Development Program is a global educational institution, while the British Council is a UK based organization that specializes in educational opportunities and international culture.

While these two institutions jointly manage the test, it is designed by Cambridge University.

Both the organizations conduct the same test on the same date to maintain uniformity. There is no difference in the marking system as well.

Which Countries Accept IELTS Scores?

The score of the IELTS exam is a valid indicator of language proficiency for many countries all around the globe. It is accepted for various visa categories.

Here are some of the countries that will accept your immigration application with IELTS:

  • Canada
  • USA
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

What is the Minimum IELTS Score Required for Immigration?

To determine the candidate’s language proficiency, the candidate gets points in each of the four sections of the exam.

All the scores of the IELTS exam are converted into bands between 0 and 9. A candidate can get a 0.5 band score as well.

While a candidate scoring band 9 in any module proves that they are expert at the language, the bands decrease with reduced proficiency.

Here is how the examiners give bands for different modules:

Academics:

Correct Answers

Band Scores

40 - 39

9

38 - 37

8.5

36 - 35

8

34 - 33

7.5

32 - 30

7

29 - 27

6.5

26 - 23

6

22 - 19

5.5

18 - 15

5

14 - 13

4.5

12 - 10

4

9 - 8

3.5

7 - 6

3

5 - 4

2.5

 

General Training:

Correct Answers

Band Scores

40

9

39

8.5

38 - 37

8

36

7.5

35 - 34

7

33 - 32

6.5

31 - 30

6

29 - 27

5.5

26 - 23

5

22 - 19

4.5

18 - 15

4

14 - 12

3.5

11 - 9

3

8 - 6

2.5

Correct Answers

Band Scores

40 - 39

9

38 - 37

8.5

36 - 35

8

34 - 32

7.5

31 - 30

7

29 - 26

6.5

25 - 23

6

22 - 18

5.5

17 - 16

5

15 - 13

4.5

12 - 11

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While there are no predetermined scoring criteria for this module, the tasks written by the candidate are scored on the following parameters:

  • Task Achievement
  • Task Response
  • Lexical Resource
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Grammar Accuracy and Range

For the speaking module, the authorities have set criteria to assess the candidate. They are:

  • Fluency
  • Grammar Accuracy and Range
  • Lexical Resource
  • Pronunciation

How Can Kansas Help with IELTS Training?

Since each candidate has different English language abilities, their preparation can differ. Candidates often seek training from professionals to help them prepare for the exam.  

Besides being a trusted name in immigration, Kansas Overseas Careers can offer you assistance with IELTS preparation. We have skilled and professional trainers and counselors to help the candidates appear for the exam and get the desired band score.

Here is how Kansas Overseas can help:

We offer free training to the candidates applying for an immigration visa with us. Our experts prepare the candidates in all the four modules, discuss their doubts, and help them improve in areas where they are lacking.

The candidates appearing for the IELTS exam get updated and fresh material. It helps them practice for the final exam and improve their performance.

Regular tests are conducted for aspiring candidates to ensure they know their present level and can improve accordingly. The tests are on par with the actual exam and provide a clear picture of the present preparation level.

What Other Services are Provided by Kansas Overseas?

Kansas Overseas Careers specializes in Permanent Residency Visas, Work Visas, Study Visas, Temporary visas, and Dependent Visas to Canada, UK, USA, Germany, and Hong Kong. 

Apart from these services, Kansas offers its clients personalized services such as:

  • Profile Evaluation: Professional guidance based on an in-depth assessment of the client profile to determine the chances of visa success. 
  • Documents & Review: Detailed, error-free documentation based on the visa type drafted to meet specific formats.
  • Dedicated Case Officer: A dedicated consultant to assist clients throughout the process.
  • Visa Filing: Kansas ensures that the visa applications meet all the standard requirements of concerned immigration authorities and governing bodies.
  • Test Preparations: Complimentary online courses are offered to help aspirants improve their Language Proficiency for important exams like IELTS, French, TOEFL, and PTE.
  • Visa & Interview: Guidance is provided for aspirants attending visa interviews along with verified documents.  
  • Post-Landing Service: Kansas helps clients settle down in the new country with a comfortable stay after they have received their visas.

Additional services offered to job-seekers:

  • Job Search Services: To connect to a global network of employers based on client Profile, location of interest, and job requirements. 
  • Resume Writing: Dedicated team of resume experts to craft the best resumes that meet prerequisites of immigration authorities and potential employers. This greatly improves their chances of selection.
  • Profile Marketing: Kansas is well-known for creating the best-in-class portfolios that boost applicant profiles in job-portals. And yes, this is a complimentary service!

Additional services For students looking for a study visa:

  • Admission Guidance: Comparisons between the best programs, colleges, and countries to study in, including arranged mentorship from existing students.
  • Writing Services: Admission Essays, Student CV, Statement of purpose (SOP), Letter of recommendations (LOR), and other important services offered by a dedicated team. 
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid: Offer help to find the best Scholarships programs, Education loans, Study abroad loans, and also offer help in sourcing paid-Internships.

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