Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. This will not affect how we are calculating the IELTS score. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice. 

If you need special arrangements (for example, extra IELTS exam time) please give the test centre six weeks' notice.

Your English language ability and IELTS exam result will be assessed objectively, and calculating the IELTS score will be the same, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have. 

What do special arrangements include?

  • braille papers
  • special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • lip-reading version of the Listening test
  • enlarged print or Speaking task cards in Braille.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • a dictation assistant to write the answers for you.

If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:

  • special amplification equipment
  • a lip-reading version of the Listening module.

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

  • extra time for the Reading and Writing tests.

Please contact your local test centre (exams@britishcouncil.or.kr or 02-3702-0601) as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.