The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS scores are accepted by over 9000 organization worldwide, including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies IELTS Academic measures the English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment IELTS General training measures English Language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. This version of the text is also often a visa requirement for those planning to migrate to English speaking countries including Australia, the UK, and New Zealand.