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IELTS Scores withheld in China

Some Chinese students have had their IELTS score “permanently withheld” by IELTS.

According to reports, IELTS have decided to withhold the scores for some students. They have declined to tell the student their score and refused to pass on any information about the score to anyone outside the organization.

Those students involved are understandable angry and frustrated. IELTS are refusing to tell them anything about their…

HK Universities Snub Mainland China in English

In a move bound to upset mainland China,  2 top Hong Kong universities have rejected the Chinese CET test in favor of IELTS.

In future, the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will ask for student applicants to present their IELTS score instead of their Chinese based CET score.

The College English Test or CET is a foreign language test used…

TOEIC Suspended in the UK after Scam

The UK government has suspended all TOEIC testing in the UK after a TV investigation showed how the system was riddled with fraud with fake sitters taking the test on behalf of English language students.

The investigation by Panorama (a respected BBC investigative program) uncovered how immigrants to the UK were able to buy a pass in the TOEIC test which they could then use to get a visa to stay in…

IELTS – International English Language Testing System

IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System and it is a test designed to assess how well a learner speaks English‏‎. In 2008 over 1.2 million people took the tests in 120 different countries. It is held regularly throughout the year, several times each month.

The test is jointly managed by Cambridge Assessment‏‎, the British Council‏‎ and IDP‏‎.

There are two versions of the IELTS exam: the…