What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test for students who need to demonstrate English language proficiency for study or work in English-speaking countries.

The IELTS test is recognised in many countries. It is used as a measure of English language proficiency by educational institutions, employers, professional organisations, such as the Australian Medical Council, and by government agencies.

There are two different modules - academic and general training - for the reading and writing components of the test, but listening and speaking tests are the same for both modules.

For more information, go to You will also find examples of IELTS reading and listening test items on this website.

To see if the institution you are interested in uses IELTS, go here.

To take the IELTS, here in Mongolia, go to the English for Special Purposes (ESP) Institute:

IELTS Administrator
ESP Foundation

Tel: +976 11 324313
Fax: +976 11 324313