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IDP, Innovphil establish IELTS test area in Naga

By Jason B. Neola


NAGUEÑOS and Bicolanos who wish to enroll in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can acquire English language proficiency without going farther. This, after the IDP Philippines and Innovphil formally opened last Friday, May 19, this year, a test venue at the ADC Hotel in Magsaysay Avenue, here.


IELTS helps individuals to become proficient in English language for them to be able to work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide.


In her message during the formal opening of the test venue, Lara Jane Mendoza, country manager of IDP, said that they preferred Naga to be the site of their newest test venue than any other places in the Bicol Region as the city is home to many people who aspire to work, study, or migrate abroad.


“It is a great privilege for both IDP and Innovphil to be part of every Bicolano’s journey as they achieve their international learning and career aspirations,” she said.


IDP is a global leader in international education services which has operations in more than 50 countries and has been in service for more than 50 years, specializing in providing free student services for those who aspire to study abroad, from course and financial advice to pre-departure orientation.


In a briefer sent to the local media, partners IDP and Innovphil said that they are committed to helping the Filipinos, especially health care professionals, achieve their dreams of working and migrating abroad by providing them the opportunity to showcase their English language proficiency to institutions and organizations around the world.


“By providing them access to the IELTS exams through the test venues we established in Naga City, these individuals who are planning to study, work, or migrate to a country where English is the native language will have a better chance to demonstrate a high level of English language ability,” said Arturo Arce III, chief executive officer of Innovphil.


Innovphil provides specialized services for health care professionals seeking promising opportunities around the world. The company assures its clients a hassle-free, convenient, and reliable way of applying for their international licenses as it envisions to provide them with a reliable and unified solution for their personal, career, and business requirements.


“We believe that language proficiency is an essential component of success, we a4e delighted to support individuals towards accomplishing their goals thru our IELTS test and associated services as we look forward to serving the Nagueños and Bicolanos with the same excellence and professionalism that has made IDP the country’s trusted choice for IELTS,” Arce said.


Each year, more than three million IELTS are administered as it is accepted by more than 11,000 organizations in over 140 countries, including universities, employers, immigration authorities, and professional institutions.

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