It is indeed a commendable achievement by a Vidya family member.
Mr Aswin Vasanth K (Trade Instructor, ECE Dept) has cleared the IELTS test with a band score of 8 in a nine band scale starting from score 1 (signifying the level of proficiency of a non-user) and going up to score 9 (denoting the level of proficiency of an expert user). He has also been assigned the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level of C1, the highest level being C2. IELTS is available in two versions known as “Academic” and “General Training”. Mr Aswin Vasanth cleared the test in the “General Training” version.
The expertise that Mr Aswin Vasanth has acquired would be of immense value to Vidya and he has already expressed his willingness to share his knowledge and experience for the betterment of the institution.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
IELTS is available in two versions:
- Academic: For people applying for higher education or professional registration; it reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
- General Training: For those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.