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We run tests in Spain around three times a month. Check when and where you can take the test.

Register by post, online or in person at your nearest British Council office in Barcelona, Bilbao or Madrid. Find out more.

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What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a test specially designed to provide a measure of how good your English really is. It tests your:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Understanding

IELTS is for you if you’re planning to live, work or study in an English-speaking country. IELTS really does create life-changing opportunities. 

Employers, universities and immigration authorities worldwide use IELTS to measure your ability in English and your commitment to your future. 

Your IELTS test score is accepted around the world by more than 8.000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organisations, including more than 3,000 in the USA.

We’ll help you prepare for your test and guarantee that you’ll get your results in less than two weeks.

How we support you

We offer free online IELTS test preparation material when you register for IELTS. The web-based course contains tips and information as well as practice in all four papers:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking


You can buy the official IELTS practice materials. The material includes practice tests for both the Academic and General Training modules.

IELTS seminars and courses

For more intensive support and guidance, you can attend an IELTS seminar or preparation course. These are designed to help you get used to the test format and discover the best way to approach the exam.

Learn more about IELTS test support and preparation

IELTS for institutions

Do your students need to certify their level of English for exchange programmes? We can organise IELTS at your university.

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