The United Kingdom: English Language Testing System Updates

Key Points  

  • The UK’s language testing system announced changes to its English language testing rules  


The government of the United Kingdom (UK) launched a new measure that will allow foreign nationals to retake one section of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within 60 days of receiving the original test results. The retake allows any of the four IELTS skills to be retaken once, including listening, reading, writing or speaking.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of the UK’s government testing system updated its testing rules for foreign nationals. The IELTS is used throughout the world’s most popular English language tests for global immigration. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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