For us, taking an English test is much more than that. It is about having the confidence to communicate and approach better opportunities in the main academic institutions or improve your employment possibilities in Colombia and abroad.

More than three million people each year rely on our exams to assess their English language skills and have access to our exclusive prep content to get the results that connect them with thousands of organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and 141 other countries in the world.

Our English exams

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Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Manizales, Medellín, Pasto y Villavicencio

The world's most popular international English exam to assess the language skills of people who want to study or work in places where English is the official language of communication.

As the most widely accepted English test abroad, IELTS gives you a wide range of options to reach your work and educational goals, as well as free IELTS preparation material.

Learn more about the IELTS exam

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Cambridge Assessment English

Bogotá, Cali, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Medellín y Villavicencio

A wide range of English exams for students and teachers that are recognised by schools, universities, and public and private sector employers in English-speaking countries.

Our exams are tailored to your needs. We have tests that assess language proficiency in children, English teachers, general public, and even in business.

Learn about Cambridge Assessment English exams 

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Aptis: an English test for organisations

An innovative English exam designed by the British Council to raise international language standards in your organisation.

With this test you can guarantee that your work team has the essential skills to communicate in English effectively.

Learn more about Aptis English language exam

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EALTS aviation exam ICAO level


EALTS the English language test exam to certify the ICAO level to controllers, commercial and recreational pilots and students of the aviation industry.

Learn about EALTS aviation exam ICAO level

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International exams available through British Council overseas


The British Council gives you the opportunity to take exams for a range of international qualifications: professional exams, vocational exams, university exams, school exams and English language exams.

More information about International exams

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EnglishScore for Business

Mobile English test

EnglishScore is a mobile English test that can be used by employers and education institutions to get a rapid read on the ability levels of staff and students.

Learn more about Englishscore for Business

Benefits of taking an English exam with the British Council

  • Extensive experience in administering high-quality exams.
  • Highly trained and experienced staff, meeting British Council's and every English test's standards.
  • Qualified and accredited examiners.
  • Carefully selected venues equipped with modern facilities.
  • Compliance with all biosafety protocols.
  • Free access to IELTS exam preparation material, such as the exclusive Road to IELTS course, and Aptis preparation materials.

We also work under an agreement with numerous institutions around the country to offer our international exams in 20 centers around the country. For more information, contact us.

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