The International University of Batam (UIB) now has a new language test service, the International English Language System or better known as IELTS. The IELTS kick off will be held on July 28, 2018. For information and test registration, candidates may contact UIB Culture and Language Center (UCLC). IELTS was first issued in 1989 as an international standard test of English proficiency for non-native English speakers. IELTS is jointly owned and managed by three organizations, namely British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS is available and acknowledged in most countries of the world because there are currently over 1,000 test centers in 140 countries.