British Council postpones IELTS tests without explanation

Update: 11:57 | 10/11/2022

The British Council has announced the postponement of all IELTS tests scheduled to be held in Vietnam from Thursday until further notice.

IELTS candidates received an email from the British Council on Wednesday informing them about it.

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An IELTS examiner screens candidates’ body temperatures before letting them enter testing rooms in February 2022.

Its website says: "Unfortunately, the situation is beyond our control and affects all foreign language tests.

"Resumption of testing is subject to approval by the Ministry of Education and Training, with whom we are working closely to restore operations as soon as possible.

"We will be providing a free transfer to all affected test takers, and we will reach out to all of you directly via email when the test sessions are allowed to resume."

Dinh Quang Tung, a teacher at an IETLS center in HCMC, said the website has stopped receiving computer-based exam applications until November 16.

IDP, another institution that organizes IELTS tests, has also stopped accepting applications for the test until the end of this week.

British Council and IDP are the two units organizing IELTS tests in Vietnam.

An IELTS certificate is used for admissions to educational institutions, work and immigration purposes and is recognized in more than 140 countries.

In Vietnam, many universities use it for entrance examinations and recognition of foreign language output standards.

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Source: VnExpress

 
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