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Take the IELTS test at Concordia


What is the IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is the most widely accepted language test in the world for academic, immigration or professional purposes. 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 2.7 million tests taken in 2015
  • 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)
  • A testing solution for academic or general purposes
  • An intensive IELTS preparatory course to provide important skills and strategies for test takers
  • Multiple test dates to accommodate your schedule
  • A quick and simple application process
  • 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. Concordia University is not responsible for any errors related to the selection of 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.

Preparation for the IELTS test

You need an IELTS test score for academic or immigration purposes? Pass the first time : take the preparation course and register to the IELTS test at Concordia University.

IELTS test dates at CCE

  • 08:00 -  Doors open
  • 08:00 to 09:00  -  Candidates arrive and check-in/register
  • 09:00 -  Doors close (Late arrivals will not be admitted)
  • 09:15 to 12:30  -  Test duration for listening, writing and reading skills

Speaking skills will be tested on the Friday prior to your written test.
Exact date and time will be confirmed by email four days before your speaking test.


IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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