IELTS Test Centers in Chile

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Chile

In total, there are 3 test locations in Chile that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

British Council – Campus San Joaquín

Street Address: Avenida Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz #3300, Providencia, Santiago

Telephone Number: +562 235 45036

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: http://www.english.uc.cl/

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

British Council – Instituto Chileno Británico Santiago

Street Address: Santa Lucía 124, Santiago

Telephone Number: +562 224 132 064

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: http://www.britanico.cl/ielts.php

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

British Council – Campus Oriente

Street Address: Avenida Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz #3300, Providencia, Santiago

Telephone Number: +562 235 45036

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: http://www.english.uc.cl/

List of cities in Chile where you can take the IELTS tests

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IELTS Test Centers in Chile

Recent developments

The 2006 presidential elections were won by former Minister of Health and Defense M. Bachelet , a candidate for a center-left party alliance made up of socialists, social democrats and Christian democrats.

She became the first woman in the history of Chile to become President.

In the same year, the dictator Pinochet died. On May 23, 2008, Chile signed the founding treaty of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Brasilia, along with twelve other South American countries. The former head of the secret service Pinochet was sentenced to twice life imprisonment on June 30, 2008 for the murder of an ex-army chief and his wife. On October 15, 2008, the leader of the so-called Caravan of Death (“Caravana de la Muerte”) was sentenced to six years in prison. The death squad murdered numerous political prisoners in 1973. In order to combat the effects of the global financial and economic crisis, the Bachelet government initiated extensive measures to support the economy in 2009.

The conservative RN politician S. Piñera emerged as the winner of the 2009/10 presidential elections (took office: March 11, 2010).

This was the first time a right-wing conservative government came to power since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship. On January 11, 2010, Chile was the first South American country to join the OECD. On February 27, 2010, at least 530 people were killed in an earthquake which, with a value of 8.8 on the Richter scale, was one of the most severe in the history of measurements. A tsunami hit some coastal strips after the quake. In numerous large-scale demonstrations, schoolchildren, students and teachers called for radical reforms of the education system in 2011/12. The protests often escalated into serious clashes with the security forces. Check healthvv to see Chile Patagonia Easter Island and Atacama.

After the 2013 presidential election, M. Bachelet, who had already been president from 2006-10, took office. After it announced a comprehensive educational reform, around 40,000 people took to the streets in Santiago on June 10, 2014 to demonstrate against the proposed law. The reform was criticized as inadequate. The demonstrators called for the democratization of educational institutions, the abolition of high tuition fees and better working conditions in the education sector. Corruption scandals burdened the domestic political climate in the same year. Also the son of President Bachelet and his wife got caught up in a corruption affair. In May 2015, the president reshuffled the cabinet. In the same month, protests against the government’s education policy flared up again across the country. Tens of thousands of teachers and learners called for more participation, faster reforms and a state-funded education system. In 2016, over 150 schools, colleges and universities across the country were temporarily occupied or on strike. Bachelet’s government suffered a considerable loss of reputation, also due to declining economic growth, which was also reflected in the results of the local elections in October 2016.

Presidential and parliamentary elections took place on November 19, 2017. Former President S. Piñera came as a candidate for the right-wing conservative alliance “Chile Vamos” with 36% of the vote. Alejandro Guillier Álvarez (* 1953), the candidate of the “La Fuerza de la Mayoría” alliance of outgoing President Bachelet, took second place with a 22.7% gain in the field of eight candidates. In the runoff election on December 17, 2017, Piñera then sat down against Guillier Álvarezwith 54.6% of the votewhich received 45.4% of the vote. In the election to the House of Representatives, “Chile Vamos” won 38.7% of the vote and 72 seats. “La Fuerza de la Mayoría” received 24.1% of the votes in 43 seats. “Frente Amplio” won 16.5% of the votes and 20 seats, the Christian Democratic Alliance 10.7% of the votes and 14 seats.

In October 2019 there were sustained, sometimes violent protests by the population. They were sparked by the announcement that they wanted to increase the fare for the subway in Santiago de Chile. This was followed by rallies with a million people who opposed social and economic inequality. The serious clashes between demonstrators and security forces left 20 dead and numerous injured. The fare increases were withdrawn and the Piñera government announced social improvements such as raising the minimum wage and freezing electricity prices. Due to the unrest, Chile said the hosting of the world climate conference planned for the end of 2019 United Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum APECSummit. The government and opposition agreed to have a referendum decided in 2020 whether the country should get a new constitution. On October 25, 2020, a majority of Chileans voted for a new constitution to be drawn up by a constituent assembly, which was elected in May 2021. Their draft is to be voted on in a further referendum in 2022. The current constitution of 1981 dates from the time of the Pinochet dictatorship. It gives the government a lot of power and restricts the democratic rights of its citizens.