Monday, September 16, 2013
"With blank information about IELTS, I entered this academy, but thanks to the faculty for the valuable guidance and training, now I am going out with abreast of knowledge about ielts. The management staff was very kind and reachable when needed, the teaching staff is well experienced and approachable which is an added benefit to the students. Overall its a great institute."
Dr. Mallik (Chandigarh)
"I came here for a crash course on IELTS, I am very happy with the coaching provided. Also happy with the assistance provided by the non teaching staff."
Ms. Usha (Panchkula)
"I am very happy to say I joined IELTS Gurukul and successfully completed the course. It was a very tough decision to select the IELTS coaching centre in chandigarh, there are many institutions providing coaching for IELTS, so was very confused and after months of scrutiny I joined this institute. I was very comfortable joining here especially, the faculty was very co-operative, always humorous and kept the class alive. I recommend my other colleagues to join this institute & have a great training."
" IELTS training program at this Academy has been a good learning experience. The biggest advantage is we get in touch with people from mixed background with different level of experience. The timing and Place of the training is very convenient.The topics were covered very well and additional information was given too. The approach of the program is quite personalized and I’m happy with the additional service provided. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and would recommend to friends and colleagues."
Atul Chinchalkar (Kharar)
"I have known this academy for about three and half years. Even my sister also took the IELTS training here and she was able to score well and I too have experienced the same. All thanks to the faculty. I think he is the best in the field. This academy has helped me a lot in the stepping stone of my life. Thanks to the management and all the staff for giving such a good hospitality."
Darshan Koshy Jacob (Patiala)
"We had a good smiling, active teacher who taught us with love & affection. Our teacher is very talented in teaching; we all enjoyed and understood all that was taught to us."
"I came here with zero confidence to this academy but now going out with full of confidence. The credit goes to our faculty, she taught us well."
Fawaz moidu (Manimajra)
"English was very difficult for me to speak, but after joining here I did not waste even a day in that month, learnt grammar, vocabulary and now I can communicate with others without any kind of hesitation."
It was really a good and wonderful experience. It was worth for me to attend the classes where I learnt grammar and sentence formation, it was an easy way of learning English."
From past one month I had enriching experience, thanks to our faculty; she was very co-operative and friendly in the class. Now I can interact in English language well.
My experience in this Academy was really wonderful, faculty explanation was good. Mock test helped to understand our level. I thank each and every one in this academy for the guidance and support.
What is IELTS?IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language proficiency test.
Which organisations accept IELTS?IELTS is accepted by more than 8,000 organisations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
Who owns IELTS and who writes the test?IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and offered through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries. International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials. Ongoing research ensures that IELTS remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.
Why are there two versions of the test?IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Which version should I do?Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires.
What is the test format and how long will it take?IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
What help is available for candidates with disabilities?Test centres make every effort to cater for the special needs of candidates with disabilities. It is our aim for all candidates to be assessed fairly and objectively. If you have a special need, talk to your local test centre when registering. Centres may need three months to organise arrangements.
Where can I take IELTS?You can take IELTS in over 900 locations worldwide. Search for your nearest test centre on the IELTS Worldwide Search. IELTS centres have friendly, helpful staff who will help you with the registration process.
When can I take IELTS?IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand. Go to your nearest centre to see their next test date.
How much does it cost?IELTS has a set fee for its test. The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. To find out the test fee in your local currency, check the IELTS Worldwide Search for your nearest centre.
Why Choose Us
Expertise:IELTS Gurukul is second to none when it comes to preparing you for your test.
Proven approach to learning:We don’t believe in using tricks to crack the test. We focus on a skill-based approach that leads to mastery. Our teaching philosophy is based on three key elements – concept, application and strategy.
Faculty with a specialization in test prep:Our teachers aren’t just Mathematics or English experts – they specialize in preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT®, GRE® and GMAT® using our modular teaching philosophy that has spelled success for our students in the past.
Student Focus:At IELTS Gurukul we understand that every individual is unique. To guarantee success, the IELTS Gurukul program is customized for each student.
Personalized study plan:IELTS Gurukul Counselors design a study plan for each student based on his or her strengths and weaknesses. While no two plans are the same, the end result is the same for every student.
Personal counselor for each student:Each student is assigned an expert counselor who guides the student throughout the program and ensures that he or she is well prepared by the exam date.
Small batches to ensure individual attention:Our program is oriented towards excellent results with small batch sizes that allow faculty to give attention to every student.
Testing and Analysis:Every student appears for a number of 'Full Length Tests' at the center, and analyzes them, based on which the counselor charts the student's progress and points out corrective measures to improve his / her performance.
Infrastructure:Students at IELTS Gurukul have unlimited access to
• Laptops and Software
• Air Conditioned study room space
• Updated reading material
Proven Results:When it comes to results, IELTS Gurukul students have excelled.
High Scores:IELTS Gurukul students have cracked the SAT®, GRE®, GMAT® averaging close to the 90th percentile in all three tests.
Admission into Top Universities:IELTS Gurukul students have secured admissions and scholarships to the top universities and programs in the US including Harvard University, Stanford University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and many more.
What is IELTS?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 2 million tests taken in the last year.
IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.
The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 8,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.
You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.
Whatever your reason for taking IELTS, make the most of your language skills.
Importance of IELTSEverybody interested in overseas study or immigration and in some cases while applying for international jobs, may be required to undergo an IELTS test. The IELTS score is required to get admission into many renowned universities across the world and a majority of immigration destinations demand their applicants to take IELTS test in order to qualify for the eligibility criteria. In fact, in certain immigration programs, such as Australia General Skilled Migration program, both the principal applicant and their spouse are required to appear for the IELTS test.
The IELTS test serves as a perfect medium to evaluate your language benchmark and in many cases; help the applicants find adept employment opportunities for themselves. Ace English language skills have always been one of the major selection criteria as far as the eligibility factor under the point based system is concerned. IELTS score of an immigrant applicant offers an opportunity for the immigration officers to judge the applicants for their English language skills. History says that earlier the immigration officers used to take a face-to-face interview with the applicants and come to a final judgment. But the system had many loopholes and the outcome usually resulted into prejudiced situations. This test, further allows the immigration officer to judge the candidate on the basis of all the required four skill such as understanding power, reading abilities, speaking skills and listening capabilities. This was not possible with the earlier concept of “one-on-one interview”. Keeping all these things in mind, the concept of IELTS Test was introduced.
IELTS test holds an international acceptability, so its importance is automatically highlighted. An IELTS test is an integral part and one of the most critical aspects of almost all the immigration processes such as Study Visa, General Skilled Migration program amongst others. In addition, this test gives the applicants (applying for Study Visa) a polished opportunity to check on their language skill levels and apply for a particular course in accordance with their rankings. This also means that if the applicant manages to achieve the target score, it will provide ample confidence to the applicant and his college about his brilliant eligibility level.
TOEFLThe Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test which assesses the English language abilities of students who are not native English-speakers. It is administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service). It evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand standard American English at a college level TOEFL is a way of assessing and demonstrating English language proficiency if your first language is not English. It is a required exam for those students wishing to begin undergraduate or graduate study in the US TOEFL is available in over 100 countries.
Who takes it and why?Nonnative English speakers at the 11th-grade level or above should take the TOEFL test to provide evidence of their English proficiency before beginning academic work. The test content is considered too difficult for students below 11th grade. Most people take the TOEFL test as a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language
Score Validity:The score is valid for 2 years.
Score & Duration:Total Score is 120 Marks & duration of the test is 4Hrs approx.
Sending Scores:The score is sent to 4 universities by ETS free of cost at the time of exam. ETS charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.
Test Registration:By phone, fax and person at resource centers or mail.
TOEFL Exam Fees:$165 approx
Mode:The TOEFL test is Internet Based Test (iBT) in India.
Countries Accepting TOEFL:TOEFL is widely accepted by USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore institutions.
visa interviewVisa interview is an important step prior to the final confirmation of student visa approval for most countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, UK and USA. Your interview could fasten or delay your visa processing. Therefore, it is crucial that you prepare for the interview and address all concerns of the visa officer.
The interview is taken by the ambassador or visa officer who may ask you a range of questions mainly to ensure that your application case is genuine and your intentions align with what is being written in the application form. The officer is a trained professional, who could ask multiple unrelated questions, not to annoy you but to know your real interests and objectives. If you are prepared, you can enjoy this process and meeting with someone who opens the door of a new country for you.
A few visa interview tips :Be courteous, friendly and polite throughout the interview.
Be confident as you the best about yourself, where and why you have made applications.
Give brief and clear answers. If not sure, then you can ask the question again. Be thoughtful in your answers.
Be ready for any strange questions and don’t get nervous when you have them. They are meant to test your intentions, skills or IQ.
Interview Preparation Program for studentsMost of the schools, colleges and universities conduct interviews with applicants as a part of the admission procedure.
IELTS Gurukul Interview Preparation Program prepares you for interviews keeping in mind your education background, work experience, your capacity to handle wide-ranging questions about your career goals, strengths/weaknesses, leadership skills, managerial potential, etc.
- Personal Practice Session with the candidate with General and Standard questions.
- Discussing the most suggested answers to the likely questions in view of the candidate's profile and career plans.
- Detailed feedback on the interview performance through suitable answers.
- Tips on Communication, Body Language, Presentation Skills and handling tough questions etc.
- Customized and one to one training.
- Preparing yourself better.
- Making the right impression.
- Sharpening up your Personal Interviewing Style.
- Convince the interviewer you're one of the best.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?Any student appearing for a competitive exam - where interview is the admission criterion.