What is IELTS?

  • The ‘International English Language Testing System’ or ‘IELTS’ is a popular exam and diploma of English as a foreign language, certified by the University of Cambridge. Results are recognised world-wide as a proof of your level of English.

  • FCE – CAE – CPE are other tests, ranging from intermediate and advanced levels, up to the C2 Certificate of Proficiency in English. They are also certified by the Cambridge University.
    TOEFL is the American equivalent of IELTS.

  • Reading, listening, speaking and writing skills will be assessed during your test in Brussels to determine and certify your general level of English. You cannot fail the test but obtain a score that reflects your IELTS results.

Why take the IELTS test?

  • Boost your career: for jobs abroad or in an international company or organisation in Belgium, an IELTS certificate is often compulsory. And even if it is not, such a diploma surely enhances your CV and career opportunities.

  • Study abroad: if you want to study in England, Ireland, the USA or in another European country (Erasmus and other programmes), you will have to prove your English skills with good IELTS results or a C2 Proficiency certificate.

  • Be challenged: with a clear goal you will be more motivated to improve your English. Our experience shows that people who join IELTS preparation classes progress on average more quickly than those who attend general courses.

Who is involved?

3 organisations team up to get you your certificate: one organises the test, a second certifies the results and a third prepares you.

English Academy is a Cambridge Preparation Centre: we are the only Belgian private language school to be an official partner of Cambridge University to prepare for their English exams.

The British Council in Brussels: we collaborate with this official organisation for culture and education: we do the IELTS preparation and they organise the actual test. Check their website.

Cambridge Assessments English is part of The University of Cambridge that certifies your IELTS results. It supervises the exams in collaboration with their partners. Check out their website.

Improve your IELTS results

The English Academy organises targeted IELTS preparation classes to help you improve all the required skills and learn how to take the test.

Specialised English trainers: the teachers of these lessons have a specific experience with the preparation of the IELTS exam in Brussels and can give advice on how to take your test.

We help you choose: First Certificate in English (intermediate level), Certificate of Advanced English (higher level), Certificate of Proficiency in English (advanced level) and IELTS (all levels).

Unrivalled success rate: for over 40 years, we have been helping people successfully get top IELTS results. 86% of the students who complete our programme, get the required results.

IELTS preparation

Who is involved?

3 organisations team up to get you your certificate: one organises the test, a second certifies the results and a third prepares you.

English Academy is a Cambridge Preparation Centre: we are the only Belgian private language school to be an official partner of Cambridge University to prepare for their English exams.

The British Council in Brussels: we collaborate with this official organisation for culture and education: we do the IELTS preparation and they organise the actual test. Check their website.

Cambridge Assessments English is part of The University of Cambridge that certifies your IELTS results. It supervises the exams in collaboration with their partners. Check out their website.

IELTS Brussels

Improve your IELTS results

The English Academy organises targeted IELTS preparation classes to help you improve all the required skills and learn how to take the test.

Specialised English trainers: the teachers of these lessons have a specific experience with the preparation of the IELTS exam in Brussels and can give advice on how to take your test.

We help you choose: First Certificate in English (intermediate level), Certificate of Advanced English (higher level), Certificate of Proficiency in English (advanced level) and IELTS (all levels).

Unrivalled success rate: for over 40 years, we have been helping people successfully get top IELTS results. 86% of the students who complete our programme, get the required results.

What is the Cambridge C2 proficiency certificate?

Choose your IELTS preparation programme in Brussels