Due to operational reasons we are currently only able to offer IELTS tests with special arrangements in Berlin and Cologne. If you require special arrangements for your test due a medical condition, please send an email to Special.Arrangements@britishcouncil.de up to 8 weeks before your test date with details of your requirements together with medical evidence, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Please note: Although we are currently offering tests with special arrangements in Berlin (on paper only), this cannot be booked online via our booking system. Therefore, if you require special arrangements and wish to take the test in Berlin, please email email@example.com with your desired test date(s), medical evidence and details of your requirements. We will then contact you with further details of how to proceed with your test booking.
Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice.
Should you require extra time in the test, or a separate room, we can offer these arrangements in Berlin and Cologne.
Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.
Please note that candidates who require special arrangements such as extra time or modified question paper material must be registered for the test on paper and not the test on computer.
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
- an amanuensis to write the answers for you.
If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:
- headphones for the listening module
- a lip-reading version of the Listening module.
If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:
- extra time for the Reading and Writing tests.