New language testing arrangements for UK visas:
IELTS to continue to play leading role
On 20 Feb 2015
– The UK government has announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes;
– IELTS and IELTS Life Skills have been approved for UK visas that require proof of English language level;
– The new test–IELTS Life Skills–will be introduced for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
-The UK government has announced important changes to language testing for visa applications, reducing the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and bringing in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered.
IELTS – the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration – has been approved for all UK visas that require applicants to provide proof of their level of English. This continues the important role which IELTS has long played in language testing for immigration in the UK and other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
For more information please visit the British council site.
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