IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test which is used for higher education and global migration. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English and is available in both Academic and General modules.
The Academic module is used by those applying for entry into higher education institutions across North America and Europe while the General module is used mainly for global migration.
The IELTS test consists of four modules which assess the English language skills of candidates in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking with band score ranging from 1 to 9, the latter being the highest level.
In Trinidad and Tobago approximately 240 candidates sit the IELTS test each month.
Re-opening of IELTS Office, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine - September 2020
Due to the new wave of the Coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies will remain closed to the public until September, 2020. Consequently, the IELTS office will not be opened for business for the period leading up to the re-opening in September when testing is expected to resume.
Candidates who reside outside of Trinidad are advised that due to the continued closure of our borders for an unspecified period of time, no definite test dates can be given in the month of September. These candidates are encouraged to consider test dates from October, 2020.
We do understand that this is a very trying time for all and we continue to ask for your patience as we work towards ensuring your utmost safety while catering to your needs.
Please do note that the refund option remains available to all candidates.
Test Centre Administrator
Please stay up to date on current welfare guidelines, available here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
In an effort to meet global demands, enhance security and produce faster results, IELTS has introduced Computer-Delivered IELTS (CD-IELTS) in Trinidad & Tobago with effective from 1st November, 2019.
With CD-IELTS, the test contents, structure and timing remain the same but with faster results and more frequent test dates.
The listening, reading and writing components are conducted in a secured computer lab environment at the University of the West Indies, while the speaking test remains as a face-to-face, one-on-one session with an Examiner as the Paper Based.
What are the Benefits of CD IELTS
Why Candidates Choose CD-IELTS: Test Takers Responses
Below is a tutorial link to familiarise yourself with the new format being offered
There is more information available on Computer Delivered IELTS on https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/computer-delivered-ielts .
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine , Trinidad
Tel: (868) 662-2002
Fax: (868) 663-9684