MELBOURNE, Australia, April 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for English testing in Saudi Arabia has seen IDP: IELTS Australia open a testing centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Riyadh.
IELTS Regional Manager for IDP: IELTS Australia, Geoffrey Crewes said IELTS is an enabler for people looking to further their study or increase their employability.
"Many of the people registering for IELTS are students applying for the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP).
"KASP provides the means to the best universities in the world, many of which require an IELTS result as proof of English language skills of students," Mr Crewes said.
More than 7,000 organisations including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 135 countries around the world ask for IELTS results.
The world's most popular high stakes English proficiency test, IELTS achieved a new record of more than 1.7 million tests sat around the world in 2011. IDP: IELTS Australia offers IELTS testing in 200 locations across 45 countries.
"Come and chat to our friendly team at the International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) from the 17 to 20 April. We will be accepting test applications at Stand U469 in the USA section of the exhibition," Mr Crewes said.
"IDP offers separate male and female testing facilities," Mr Crewes said.
The IDP: IELTS Australia test centre accepts bookings at Office 601 in the Al Rabiea Tower - Al Fahd Hotel Building on Olaya main road (South) at the intersection with Kherais in Riyadh.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).
About IDP: IELTS Australia
IDP: IELTS Australia, is a subsidiary of IDP Education and one of the world's leading international education organisations offering student placement in Australia, the USA and the UK. IDP Education has 40 years' experience in international higher education, placing more than 32,000 students every year. IELTS Australia offers IELTS testing in 200 locations across 45 countries worldwide.
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