The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is delighted to be the principal sponsor of the English Australia Conference 2017.
IELTS was the original English language test of all four communicative skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) and is regularly updated to meet the needs of the 9,000 institutions, governments and workplaces that now accept IELTS results. A face-to-face speaking test remains at the core of the IELTS approach to assessing communicative skills. IELTS is the only high stakes test that includes Australian content and Australian accents, along with content and accents from the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand. Also, the development of the non-academic version of IELTS “General Training”, has enabled many people to meet English language requirements for the workplace. Strict security procedures within test centres maintain the integrity of IELTS testing worldwide.
Offered in more than 1,000 test locations worldwide, IELTS tests are held on campuses of many universities and language schools, including many regional campuses across Australia. IELTS is jointly owned by a global partnership of education and language experts: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. These organisations are dedicated to academic excellence, culturalunderstanding, student placement and enabling success worldwide. For IELTS band descriptors and assessment criteria, visit www.ielts.org/criteria.
Chris Green is the Founder and CEO of Education Interiors which is a division of his parent company c2cglobal, which he started 20 years ago. In that time Education Interiors has moved from a general commercial fit out company to a highly specialist consulting firm delivering 9b and building compliance specifically to the Education Sector.
After focusing on providing fit outs to the education sector, it soon became clear that the education sector is unique in it’s building compliance requirements. It also became clear that unless you have an in-depth understanding of all the restrictions and timing issues imposed by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other education regulators (ASQA, TEQSA), it is almost impossible to effectively deliver solutions to the problems facing education providers.
So Education Interiors’ philosophy was to move from a “generalist” fit out company to a “specialist” consulting firm with the ability to identify key problems for one specific industry, Education, and provide very real solutions to very real problems that add massive value to clients.
Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability. Cambridge English exams are backed by the work of the largest dedicated research team of any English language test provider.
Cambridge English Language Assessment – a not-for-profit organisation.
ETS TOEFL – Supporting partner
The TOEFL® tests for student success! Provide your students with more opportunities worldwide. From admissions to placement and progress monitoring, you get the accurate and comprehensive information you need to confidently guide your students in English language learning. The TOEFL tests – TOEFL iBT®, TOEFL® ITP, TOEFL Junior® and TOEFL® Primary™ www.ets.org/toefl.