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Sign up for a  FREE IELTS Masterclass™  which is designed for anyone who’s preparing to take the IELTS test and will provide:

  • practical tips on how best to enhance your English
  •  insights into common mistakes you can avoid
  • interactive tasks using the assessment criteria.

Master class dates in 2017 and 2018 : https://ieltsottawamasterclass.eventbrite.ca


Algonquin College is an IELTS Test Centre. IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is an internationally recognized language test designed to assess the ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.  IELTS tests all four language skills — listening, reading, writing and speaking.


The speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner. The IELTS nine (9) band score system grades scores consistently. It is secure, standardized, benchmarked and understood worldwide.  IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Numerous organizations recognize the IELTS:

  • Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Professional and industry bodies
  • Multinational companies and employers
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English.

Over 9,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organizations in more than 140 countries around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.

In Canada, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for citizenship, Permanent Residence applications, immigration, skilled worker applications, university entrance requirements, Masters degree programs, and other professional designations.

With over 3 million tests taken in the past year, IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, accepted for study, work and migration. IELTS sets the standard for integrity, research and innovation.

Academic or General?

The Academic Module is used to assess a candidate’s readiness to study in a post-secondary institutions where English is the medium of instruction. Professional Registration Organzations often request the IELTS Academic Module.

The General Module is used to assess the general proficiency of candidates wishing to complete secondary school, a training program or work experience in an English speaking environment. The General Module is also used to assess language proficiency for immigration to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

When is doubt, it is the candiates’ responsibilty to contact their Recognizing Organization to determine which module is required.


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