About the IELTS Test?

What is the IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

Global Recognition

IELTS is the world’s most popular, accepted and trusted English Language Testing system:

  • Number of IELTS tests Over 3 million tests in 2017
  • Number of countries we operate in (tests available) Over 140
  • Number of test centers and locations globally Over 1,100 including over 50 locations in the USA
  • Number of countries where IELTS is recognized Over 140
  • Global recognition Over 10,000 organizations worldwide
  • Frequency of test Up to 4 times a month. Up to 48 times a year
  • Results available In 13 days

Why take the IELTS Test at LaSalle College Vancouver?

  • A location central to both Vancouver and Burnaby right at the Renfrew Skytrain station
  • A testing location for both academic and general purposes
  • An intensive IELTS preparatory course at our sister language school Languages Across Borders: IELTS Test Preparation
  • Multiple test dates to accommodate your schedule
  • A quick and simple application process
  • Headphones provided for Listening Test


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.