Wilson Burgos Aroca es Licenciado en Educación Básica con Énfasis en Humanidades, Lengua Extranjera – Inglés de la Universidad Surcolombiana y Magíster en Didáctica del inglés de la Universidad de Caldas. Tiene 12 años de experiencia en la enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera. Actualmente, labora en el instituto de idiomas Your English Services YES y en la Universidad Antonio Nariño, sede Neiva. En su experiencia laboral, ha prestado sus servicios a colegios, institutos de idiomas y universidades de Neiva, Huila. De igual manera, se ha desempeñado como Coordinador de Bilingüismo, Coordinador de colegios Cambridge y administrador de exámenes de la serie de Cambridge. Ha laborado con niños, jóvenes y adultos orientado asignaturas tales como Inglés, Francés y Portugués como Lengua Extranjera, y Math, Social Studies y Science en el nivel de primaria. Ha desarrollado investigación en el área de la educación multicultural. Su mayor interés de investigación es la educación bilingüe. Recientemente, fue nombrado como preparador certificado para el examen IELTS por el instituto Global Language Training, con sede en Londres, Inglaterra.
Wilson Burgos Aroca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) from Surcolombiana University and a Master’s Degree in ELT from Universidad de Caldas. He has 12 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language. Currently, he works for Your English Services (YES) Institute and Antonio Nariño University in Neiva, Huila. Throughout his teaching experience, he has worked in schools, language institutes and universities in Neiva. Similarly, he has had other job positions such as Coordinator of Bilingualism, Coordinator of Cambridge Schools and Cambridge Exam Administrator. Mr. Burgos has taught English, French and Brazilian Portuguese as a Foreign Language to children, teenagers and adults. Furthermore, he has been in charge of teaching Math, Social Studies and Science to elementary school students. He has done research in the field of multicultural education. His main research interest is bilingual education. Recently, Global Language Training, located in London, England, certified him as an official International English Testing System (IELTS) trainer.
What is IELTS?
‘IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.
Which organizations accept IELTS?
IELTS is accepted by more than 6000 organizations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
Why are there two versions of the test?’
‘IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.’
What is the test format and how long will it take?
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
When can I take IELTS?
IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.
How much does it cost?
IELTS has a set fee for its test. The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. For 2019, the cost is of COP 634.000.
How are the tests marked?
IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine.
Who sets the ‘pass’ mark for the IELTS test?
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organization sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.
When will I receive my test results?
Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 days after your test date. Some test centres also provide SMS alerts and an Online Results Service. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy.
How can I find more information about the test?