New IELTS by IDP app reaches 160,000 downloads by test takers hoping to achieve their best scores on test day

IDP Education
05 October 2022

IDP Education has launched a new tool to help people boost their scores on the world’s most trusted English test, IELTS. 

Since its launch in May 2022, the free app, IELTS by IDP, has already amassed more than 163,000 downloads. The app enables test takers to prepare for test day with official practice materials and receive their results in one central portal. 

This month, IDP has partnered with Macquarie University to offer users of the app exclusive preparation material. 

Neil Pearson, Chief Digital Officer of IDP Education, said IELTS by IDP helps people connect to real support, developed by real people. 

“The outcome of an IELTS test changes lives,” Mr Pearson said.  

“We want test takers to know we are here to support them, so they walk into their IELTS test empowered to achieve their best score” he said. 

“As a test, IELTS focuses on real-life conversation and connection. Language is human, testing should be as well. Therefore, IELTS by IDP focuses on human connections by using video messages from official IELTS experts to provide in-depth test preparation advice.”  

The app also encourages peer-to-peer learning by featuring tips and advice from test takers around the world.  

“From the moment you decide to sit your IELTS test to the moment your results are available, IELTS by IDP will make the journey towards achieving your global study goals easier than ever,” Mr Pearson said.  

The app focuses on three important stages in the IELTS test process: preparation, booking a test, and viewing preliminary results. IDP is also offering app users a free taster to Macquarie University’s preparation course, which has helped over 700,000 test takers prepare for their test globally.  

New features include:  

  • IELTS Prepare: Access official IELTS preparation materials with the ability to filter and search for content based on a test taker’s needs. 

  • Book: The booking component of the app will allow IELTS test takers to schedule a test quickly and easily at the most convenient time and location.  

  • Results: Test takers can find their IELTS results faster using the app and understand what their results mean. This is a valuable and time-saving feature for repeat test takers. 

The development of the app allows IDP to continuously improve the experience for test takers. IDP has plans to update the app with enhanced preparation content, formal practice tests and gamified experiences throughout the year.   

IELTS by IDP can be downloaded from app stores in more than 65countries. 

About IELTS 

IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test for work, study and migration.  

Over 12,000 organisations trust IELTS as a reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English. IELTS assesses a test taker’s English language proficiency across four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Delivered on either a computer or paper, IELTS is the only high-stakes language test recognised for migration across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  

With a focus on human conversations, IELTS was a pioneer of four-skills English language testing more than 30 years ago. IELTS continues to set the standard for English language testing today. 

About IDP Education 

IDP is a leader in global education services. As an Australian listed company, IDP operates in more than 50 countries and its websites attract 100 million visits a year.  

IDP specialises in combining human expertise with a leading digital platform to help people get accepted into their ideal course, take an English language test or learn English in their schools.  

IDP’s teams work side by side with their customers every day, at every step from course search through to starting their dream course or career. 

IDP’s data insights are relied upon by organisations around the world to help ensure policies are informed by the diverse needs, challenges and motivations of students.  

Most of all, IDP are proud of its people. It is their trusted people and processes that help their customers turn their study or English goals into a launchpad for their career. 

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