IELTS Test Centers in Laos

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Laos

In total, there are 2 test locations in Laos 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.

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane College – Laos

Street Address: Rue 23 Singha, Vientiane, Laos (ຖະໜົນ 23 ສິງຫາ, ວຽງຈັນ)

Telephone Number: 856 21 414873

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: https://www.vientianecollege.com/

IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam
2020/07/25 IELTS Academic
2020/08/1 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/08/8 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/08/15 IELTS Academic
2020/08/22 IELTS Academic
2020/08/29 IELTS Academic

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane College – Computer-delivered IELTS

Street Address: Rue 23 Singha, Vientiane, Laos (ຖະໜົນ 23 ສິງຫາ, ວຽງຈັນ)

Telephone Number: 856 21 414873

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: https://www.vientianecollege.com/

IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam
2020/07/23 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/07/30 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/08/6 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/09/17 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/09/24 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/10/8 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training

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

  • Vientiane

More about Laos

  • COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Laos, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.

IELTS Test Centers in Laos

Business

The Laotian government has been pursuing a policy of opening up to the market economy since 1986. For example, Price fixing and subsidies abolished, state-owned companies privatized, the banking system restructured. The reform efforts have been and are supported by the international donor community, which finances more than three quarters of public investment. The result is growth rates of the gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7% to 9% – albeit starting from a low level. 19.5% of GDP (2016) is generated in agriculture and forestry, 32.5% in industry, mining and construction and 48.0% in the service sector. The economic potential lies in agriculture and the use of the rich wood and water resources. The mining of natural resources and tourism also provide decisive impulses for economic development. Measured in terms of gross national income (GNI) per resident of (2017) US- $ 2 270, Laos is still one of the less developed and poorer countries in the world. Around a quarter of the population lives below the national poverty line. In rural areas in particular, the infrastructure (road construction, water and electricity supply) is completely inadequate.

Foreign trade: Despite increasing exports, the foreign trade balance is negative (import value 2016: 4.1 billion US $; export value: 3.1 billion US $). The most important export goods are mineral raw materials (copper and gold), hydroelectricity, textiles, agricultural goods and wood products. The main trading partners are Thailand, China and Vietnam.

Agriculture

Only a small part of the country (10.3%) can be used for agriculture. Nevertheless, the agricultural sector, in which almost 75% of the population is employed, is still the most important branch of the economy. The main cultivation product and the most important food, rice takes up 80% of the cultivation area, which is mainly in the lowlands of the south. Mainly in subsistence farming, maize, grain, cassava, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, fruit and vegetables are also grown. Coffee, corn, sesame, fruits and peanuts are the main agricultural export products. Significant ecological damage is caused by uncontrolled slash and burn for the growing plantation economy. Pig and fish farming are to be developed in order to improve the supply of protein-rich food.Opium poppies operated for the production of opium.

Forestry: Since 1991, uncontrolled clearing of forest stands has been prohibited. Reforestation measures are requested and supported by international donors. With 80.5%, forests now again take up a large part of the country’s area. Valuable tropical woods such as teak, ebony, rosewood and rosewood, but also bamboo and rattan are exported; the logging concessions are mostly awarded to foreign companies.

Natural resources

The partly extensive natural resources, including Iron ore, gold, silver, tin, precious stones, lead, zinc, coal, gypsum, copper, potash, lime and nickel have hardly been mined so far. Tin concentrate is extracted in the two tin mines. With Australian help, the copper and gold deposits near Sepone in the south of the country have been developed.

Energy industry

The country’s hydropower potential is estimated at 28,000 MW, of which Laos has so far only used a fraction. The largest energy producer since 2010 has been the Nam-Ngum II hydropower plant with 1,070 MW, which was built with financial support from the World Bank. A large part of this is exported to Thailand. The further expansion of hydropower plants is being massively promoted.

Industry

The industry is underdeveloped and concentrates primarily on the processing of agricultural products and raw materials (e.g. in rice mills, sawmills, breweries, cigarette and beverage factories). Companies in the textile and food industries, wood processing, and machine and tool construction are primarily funded. Since 1988 industrial companies have been allowed to be 100% foreign owned. An increase in domestic and foreign direct investments is to be achieved through the establishment of special economic zones.

Tourism

Laos is still a very young travel destination and the tourist infrastructure outside of the urban centers is inadequate. Western tourists have been able to travel to Laos without any problems since 1989. However, the majority of the approximately 4.2 million annual visitors come from Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to Vientiane, the most important sights in the country include the city of Luang Prabang with the former royal palace and the Buddhist monasteries (UNESCO World HeritageSite since 1995), the “Plain of the Clay Jugs” on the Tranninh Plateau and the Champasak cultural landscape with the Wat Phou temple district (since 2001 World heritage). Check 3rjewelry to see When Is the Best Time to Travel to Laos.

Transportation

As a landlocked country with numerous mountain ranges and forests, Laos is in a topographically unfavorable location. A railway network is only being set up. The road network (43,600 km, 15% of which is paved) is insufficiently developed, especially for the rainy season. The Mekong, with its numerous tributaries, is only navigable on parts of the route due to the rapids. Laos is dependent on the seaports of neighboring countries. Four bridges over the Mekong (“friendship bridges”) connect Laos with Thailand. Wattay International Airport is west of Vientiane; the national airline is Lao Airlines.