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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The British Council Learning Hub assists the test takers need to get their best possible score in IELTS

I learned about International  English  Language Testing System (IELTS) test, when my son told me that he is going to take the test before TOEFL. He is now in the US and a citizen there. IELTS is one of their requirements for him to take before the nursing exam. I wish him luck. I know that he is going to pass the exam with flying colors. Now, what is IELTS?

Last week, we have attended The British Council Learning Hub in BGC. The event was attended by The British Council executives and media.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year.

For  many  Filipinos,  a  life  abroad  is  a  life  brimming  with  possibilities,  and  dreams  of studying,  working,  and  living  in  another  country  are  dreams  worth  chasing.  To  make these  a  reality,  one  of the  requirements  is  taking a  language assessment  test  to prove they  can  speak  the  language  used  in  the  country  they  want  to  go  to.  For  English- speaking  countries,  this  means  taking  tests  like  the  International  English  Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

The IELTS test, like other English language tests, requires preparation for takers to be able to achieve their desired scores. The British Council, one of the co-owners of IELTS, provides  test  takers  with  support  and  guidance  for  taking  their  IELTS  test,  including centres where they can get the necessary support and resources to help them prepare for the test.

On May 18, 2018, the British Council launched the Learning Hub. It is a new centre for learning English and preparing for English tests, particularly IELTS, where individuals can  avail  of  reliable  resources  and  high-quality  services  that  can  help  them  better prepare for their test and achieve their best possible IELTS score.

“The British Council Learning Hub is a creative and inclusive space for individuals to gain new knowledge and skills that help improve their performance in the IELTS test, in turn enabling them to reach their goals,” said  Nick Thomas, Director for British Council in the Philippines “It  makes  use  of  the  British  Council’s  75  years  of  experience  in  English language  teaching  and  assessment  to  provide  a  world-class  facility  for  improving  one’s English proficiency.”

Among  the  Learning  Hub’s  offers  are  the  IELTS  One-day  Preparation  Workshop, which  familiarises  takers  with  the  test;  IELTS  Exceed  Writing  Workshop,  which prepares  takers  for  the  writing  part  of  the  test;  IELTS  Pre-tests,  a  simulation  of  the actual test; IELTS Orientation, which discusses the test format, modules and question types in the test; and the IELTS Library, where registered IELTS test takers can access IELTS books, practise test materials, audio CDs, and other resources.

Aside  from  these,  individuals  can  also  avail  of  numerous  online  resources  which  they can access anytime and anywhere.

-     The  Road  To  IELTS  is  an  online  course  which  British  Council  registered

IELTS test takers can access for free up to 30 hours

-     The IELTS Preparation App is a mobile app developed by the British Council to improve the test takers’ English listening and speaking skills

-     Massive open online course is a limited time online course that focuses on listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Other online offers can be accessed by visiting

“The British Council Learning Hub is a testament to the British Council’s commitment  to provide  the  assistance  the  test  takers  need  to  get  their  best  possible  score  in  IELTS.  By delivering that, we help them realise their dreams and achieve their goals of studying at a university overseas, working for a multinational company or starting a new life abroad,” explained Nick Thomas.

The new British Council Learning Hub is located at the British Council’s new office on the 7th floor of The Curve at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. To learn more about the learning hub, the IELTS test and the British Council, visit their website at or connect with them on social media via Facebook:


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