The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a 2 hours and 45 minute test that assesses language proficiency in the 4 skills of Listening, Reading and Writing, and Speaking. The test is designed for people who want to study, work or live where English is used as a language of communication and focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
There are two types of IELTS tests: IELTS Academic (AC) and IELTS General Training (GT). Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Listening and Speaking portions are the same for both AC and GT
Reading and Writing portions differ for AC and GT.
IELTS Academic (AC) – This test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in English.
IELTS General Training (GT) – This test is for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of work and social languages needed and assesses whether you are ready to begin working or retraining in your professional field of employment. The IELTS GT exam results are accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as evidence of English language proficiency.
IELTS is a multi-level exam that uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency in 4 language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Scales for each skill range from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). Half scores such as 6.5 are possible.
We expect to run the following courses every 6 weeks:
IELTS Writing (AC)
IELTS Writing (GT)
IELTS Reading (AC)
IELTS Reading (GT)
We are running 3 week intensive IELTS courses in the Farm Centre, Charlottetown.
If you are an international student, contact us and let us put together a whole package for you this summer. We can offer reduced rates with our partners in the accommodation industry and provide you with a safe, educational experience that helps you with that next step.