IELTS vs. TOEFL – What’s the difference? Which is easier? Which should I take?

Of all the questions I receive from students preparing for an international English exam the three most common are : What’s the difference between the IELTS and the TOEFL iBT?  Which is easier?  Which should I take?

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Understanding IELTS Test Format

IELTS Preparation Course – Bogotá, Colombia

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally recognized and highly accurate English language test.  Accepted by more than 9,000 institutions in 145 countries, this test is used for and accepted by: 

  • Students applying to graduate and undergraduate programs
  • Immigration purposes
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Professional and industry bodies
  • Multinational companies for hiring purposes

The IELTS tests candidates in four different skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  There are two versions of the test: Academic and General Training. 

The IELTS is the world’s most popular English language exam.  In 2014, 2.5 million IELTS tests were taken across the world.  Within those 2.5 million exams are hundreds of thousands of “repeat tests,” students who take the IELTS a second, third or fourth time because they were not satisfied due to their original score.  The IELTS is an expensive exam.  Excellent preparation for the IELTS exam will save you time and money, and help you achieve IELTS success.

Personalized IELTS Classes Bogotá


Who should apply?  Individuals who are interested in taking the IELTS exam, or who have already registered for the IELTS exam.  Students interested in applying for masters, doctoral or undergraduate programs in the United States, UK, Australia or New Zealand in 2017 or 2018. This course focuses on helping students prepare for the Academic IELTS.

Course Content: During the 40 hour course you will take three authentic practice exams, become familiar with the exam structure, and learn strategies for achieving success on the four different parts of the exams:

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Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Language of Instruction: English

Course Duration: 40 hours, 10 weeks

Course Fee: $650.000 COP (including materials)

Instructor: Warren Ray, licensed by Cambridge English to teach IELTS preparation and English as a Foreign Language

Course Schedule:

Schedule 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Schedule 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8: 00 pm

Schedule 3: Saturdays

Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12.

Location: Diagonal 54 # 16 – 19 (Transmilenio: Calle 57 OR Marly)

To register for the course, please fill out this form.  After receiving your form a representative will be in contact with you within 48 hours to confirm your registration.

To receive more information, please send me an email.

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IELTS Student Testimonials: 

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