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Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189

IELTS — February 11th, 2020

Know more about IELTS and Australia's popular Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189. We'll tell you how this visa works and what the English language requirements are. Read more here.

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Australian Government Increases the Amount of Regional Migration Visas

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

The latest news on Australian migration changes. Get to know the recent government changes to Australia’s regional migration plan and how it may affect you. Read more here.

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Regional vs City: Where you should study in Australia

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

Regional vs City: Where you should study in Australia Want to move to Australia to study? Read more about whether you’ll be more suited to study in the bustling major cities or in regional areas. With warm summer breezes and sandy beaches, Australia has continuously proved itself to be a popular country for studying abroad.…

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What is the difference between 491 vs 489 visa?

IDP IELTS — August 23rd, 2019

Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa replaces the 489 Visa (Skilled Regional) in November 2019. What are the benefits for you? The visa is now valid for five years. You can claim more points. And, access to more eligible occupations. Let's have a look at the difference between 491 vs 489 visa.

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100 New English Words And Phrases in 2020

IDP IELTS — August 1st, 2020

The English language keeps changing and new English words are added to the dictionary. Whether you are a native speaker or learning English as a second language, this list of 100 new English words and their meaning will help you expand your vocabulary. Check it out here.

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100 Australian Slang Words And Phrases – Updated 2021

IDP IELTS — January 5th, 2021

100 Australian Slang Words & Phrases by Vincent — August 16th, 2019 There are lots of Australian slang words that you should learn when you live in Australia. Whether you’re here for a couple of weeks as a tourist, or if you’re here for work and study, this list of 100 Australian slang words and…

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IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

IDP IELTS — July 20th, 2019

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer. Read the benefits of computer here.

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10 fun things to do in Australia in 2021 & 2022

IDP IELTS — July 20th, 2019

Mark your calendar and tick off these fun festivals, events and traditions to make your Australian stay in 2020 an unforgettable one. Boats built of beer cans or pumpkin bowls are among the unique experiences you must try in the Land Down Under.

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Online IELTS training program for teachers

IDP IELTS — June 21st, 2019

English language teachers in Australia can now receive professional development points for IDP’s ‘IELTS Teacher Training Program’ following English Australia’s decision to formally recognise the online course. How? Read more here.

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Does using AI eliminate bias? MIT doesn’t think so.

IDP IELTS — June 5th, 2019

Researchers from MIT –the top university in the world– found that Artificial Intelligence, is biased. So, what does it mean when machines that are testing your English language ability are unfair? Read it here.