British Council affirms validity of IELTS, Aptis ESOL certificates in Vietnam

By Thy An   May 17, 2024 | 12:00 am PT
The British Council has confirmed the international recognition and validity of the IELTS and Aptis ESOL exams and certificates administered in Vietnam, following recent inspections by the Ministry of Education and Training.

The organization emphasizes that both IELTS and Aptis ESOL are globally recognized as rigorous and standardized assessments of foreign language proficiency.

IELTS, in particular, is acknowledged as the world's most trusted high-stakes language test, with certification recognized by over 12,000 institutions in more than 140 countries.

Renowned for its reliability and credibility, the IELTS test is widely accepted by educational institutions, employers, and immigration authorities worldwide, underscoring its importance in the global landscape of language proficiency assessment.

The British Council ensures that examination procedures for both assessments strictly adhere to international standards, maintaining uniformity and integrity throughout all examination sessions.

People take IELTS tests on computers at the British Council. Photo courtesy of British Council

People take IELTS tests on computers at the British Council. Photo courtesy of British Council

On May 9, the education ministry issued a notice recognizing the value of foreign language certificates issued by foreign organizations in Vietnam, following two official documents issued in June 2023.

The Department of Quality Management's official dispatch on June 9, 2023, provided instructions for verifying foreign language proficiency certificates.

Another official dispatch dated June 15, 2023, also addressed the use of these certificates for exempting foreign language tests in the 2023 high school graduation exam.

The organization of grant examinations, when meeting quality assurance conditions, will continue to be used normally according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training on examinations, enrollment, and training without affecting the rights of grantees, the British Council says.

The British Council confirms that all IELTS and Aptis ESOL certificates issued in Vietnam are valid for all educational, occupational, and immigration purposes, both domestically and internationally.

It remains committed to maintaining the global quality of its testing activities in accordance with the standards set by the International Testing Council and the education ministry.

For further details, contact the British Council or visit the official website here.

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