19 Jan 2022
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


Subject: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


It is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education, with over 3.5 million tests taken in the year 2021.

IELTS assesses all your English skills- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study and at work, for your new life abroad.

IELTS score is a true reflection of your English language proficiency. Examiners use detailed assessment criteria when they mark your test. The IELTS 9-point band scoring system is used to measure and report scores in a consistent manner. You will be given a score from 1 to 9 for each part of the test. The average produces your overall band score.  

AFU brings you an expansive array of online resources to help test takers prepare for the test and practice their English language skills in an engaging manner. Please click on the following link for free IELTS Online Resources. 

Sample Link:

Learner Resources:

Read the information for Candidates Booklet before registering for the test and get some tips and information about the test.  

*Note: The test score is no longer valid if it is older than 2 years from the start of the intended semester for admission.

For more information about the test, Kindly contact

Dr. Reem Yousef

Head of General Education
Room 219
P. O. Box 128821 Dubai, UAE
Email: gr@afu.ac.ae
Phone: + (971) 42338031/ + (971) 42338010