The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most widely accepted language test in the world for academic, immigration or professional purposes. Over 2.9 million IELTS tests taken in 2016
IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 10,000 organizations worldwide. IELTS is recognized as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
The academic and general tests measure the four key language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.
The IELTS is:
A trusted testing solution with more than 2.9 million tests taken in 2016
Offered in over 140 countries throughout the world
Worldwide recognition among schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities (accepted and trusted in Canada and the USA)
Why take the IELTS test at Concordia?
A central location steps from the Guy-Concordia metro station (map)
Test results available 13 days after the exam date
The IELTS test for academic or general purposes
It is the test taker’s responsibility to choose whether they wish to take the Academic or General training module. Please determine which module suits your goals before applying for the IELTS test. Please read this carefully as Concordia University is not responsible for any errors related to the selection of the wrong test and you will not be elegible for a refund if you choose the wrong test.
Academic Module – for study purposes The Academic module assesses a test taker’s readiness to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level by testing the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposes. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses is based on the results of the Academic module. The Academic module is also suitable for professional purposes to provide a level of English proficiency to future employers.
General Training – for work or immigration purposes The General module is for test takers who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake work experience, training programs, or to qualify for immigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.