International English Language Testing System IELTS in Thailand
International English Language Testing System or IELTS is conducted for assessing English language skills and proficiency in different aspects such as written and spoken English. This standardised test is managed by University of Cambridge in association with BCL and two other organisations. It was first established in 1989.
Test Format and Scoring of IELTS
IELTS is conducted for general training as well as academic purposes. More than 3000 educational institutions across the world accept IELTS. Process of scoring in IELTS differs from other tests as no minimum marks/points are nee
ded to pass this.
IELTS has the following 4 sections:
Listening: 40 minutes.
Reading: 60 minutes.
Writing: 60 minutes
Speaking- 11 to 15 minutes
IELTS Accepted by Thai Institutions
The following educational institutions accept IELTS in Thailand. Students who wish to apply for English medium degree programs at bachelor, master, doctoral, associate or diploma level must pass this test. Different educational institutions accept different scores of the IELTS for admission purposes, depending upon their standards and practices.
- Asian Institute of Technology
- Asian University
- Assumption University
- Bangkok University
- Burapha English - Programme School of Thailand
- Burapha University
- Chulalongkorn University
- Dhurakij Pundit University
- Dusit Thani College - Marketing and Communications
- East-West Centre University - Thailand
- Institute of International Education - Thailand
- International School - Bangkok
- Kasem Bundit University
- Kasetsart University Education
- Khon Kaen University International College Education
- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology
- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang
- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, North Bangkok
- Mahasarakham University
- Mahidol University - Nakhon Pathom
- Naresuan University
- National Institute of Development Administration
- Payap University
- Prince of Songkla University Education
- Rajamangala University of Technology - Krungthep
- Rajamangala University of Technology - Lanna
- Rajamangala University Technical Tawan - OK
- Ramkhamhaeng University
- Ruamrudee International School
- Shinawatra University
- Siam University
- Silpakorn University
- Srinakharinwirot University
- St. Theresa International College
- Stamford International University
- Stenden Rangsit University Education
- Thai Christian School Education
- Thammasat University
- University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
- Webster University - Bangkok and Cha-am/Hua Hin
- Winrock International - Bangkok
Test Fee and Location in Thailand
For information about IELTS, please visit the official link which provides information about the testing dates, locations and fee as well. The fee is fixed and the amount varies depending upon currency rates. As IELTS is a British test, it assesses the fee in terms of Western currency which is then converted to THB for students wishing to appear for this test in Thailand.
IELTS is one of the most popular tests used for assessing proficiency in English. IELTS is one of the best tests in the world given the ease of administration and efficiency in score computing. There are around 9 bands of scores ranging from 0(Never gave the test) to 9( Expert User). IELTS is one of the easy to prepare for exams as there are several preparatory materials available online.Students must take either the IELTS or TOEFL for admission into English medium courses and degrees at Thai universities and colleges. You can learn more about IELTS at http://www.worldeducation.info/international-tests/ielts/index.html
which provides information about the test.