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Expressions, the IELTS Newsletter

Expressions is our quarterly newsletter aimed at educational organisations, professional associations, commercial organisations and government which use IELTS results to help select the right people.

Content includes news from across our global test centre network as well as advice on interpreting test scores, sample questions, invitations to IELTS information sessions and more.

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IELTS newsletter for organisations

IELTS research grants program open: apply now!

Apply for an IELTS research grant to undertake an applied research project in relation to IELTS. We have updated the areas of research interest for 2021 and researchers can receive up to £45,000/AU$80,000. Be quick – applications close on 30 June.

Best practice when using IELTS for university admissions

A new IELTS Research Report study looks at how IELTS scores are used in university admissions settings and highlights some best practice steps to follow. Read the summary here.

Error rates typical of each half band score

Researchers at Flinders University, Australia, would value your input into this informative study looking at the number and types of errors that can be found within each IELTS half band score between 5.5 and 7.5. How might these findings affect you?

IELTS Smart Learning helps improve spoken English capabilities in China

Research indicated there was an opportunity to better help students learn and improve their English skills in China. Find out how the IELTS Smart Learning team has worked with schools to achieve this through an AI learning app.

IELTS teacher training throughout the Middle East

Supporting IELTS preparation teachers has been a key initiative for the IDP IELTS Middle East team throughout March and April. Find out how to stay informed about future sessions.

IELTS teacher training program receives Quality Product award

We are pleased to announce that the IDP IELTS Teacher Training Program has been awarded the NEAS Quality Product award for 2021. Find out more about the award and what these free training courses include.

IELTS achieves international standard for quality and excellence in language assessment

IELTS has been awarded the prestigious ALTE Q-Mark, following a rigorous independent audit carried out by ALTE – the Association of Language Testers in Europe. Find out what requirements IELTS had to demonstrate it meets.

AIEC: take advantage of early bird pricing

Registrations are now open for AIEC 2021. This year’s conference will be delivered in a hybrid format from 5-8 October and broadcast from the Gold Coast. The AIEC will once again be the place to meet, learn and share with colleagues, whether in person or online. Save up to $250 if you register by 16 August!

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