IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is a test designed by the world's leading experts in language assessment on four key English language skills - reading, listening, writing and speaking.

GEOS Montreal is proud to offer IELTS testing on behalf of the British Council.

Why take IELTS ?

IELTS is globally recognized by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. With 3 million tests administered in 1200 test-centres in over 140 countries, IELTS is the world's most popular high-stakes English language test.

IELTS is authentic, giving you a taste of real-life situations you will encounter in an English-speaking environment. By having test-questions produced by writers all over the world, and incorporating a variety of accents in the Listening component of the test, IELTS gives you a culturally fair chance to demonstrate your authentic English skills.

IELTS puts people first. Since 1989, IELTS has helped tens of millions of people move forward in their English language journey. Taking the test with a human, not a machine, empowers the test-taker to give their most realistic picture of their language abilities. IELTS is also committed to helping test-takers with special accommodations.

The IELTS is taken in 1200+ locations worldwide.

IELTS in Canada

IELTS is Canada's preferred high stakes English language test, recognized by over 350 Canadian organizations.

IELTS was also the first test recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Immigration Quebec as proof of English language proficiency for Express Entry and other Canadian immigration programs.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS has two modules :

  1. IELTS Academic : if you are interested in studying at a university, at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, or join a professional organization where English is a prerequisite.
  2. IELTS General Training : if you are applying for Express Entry and other immigration programs in Canada.
The two versions of the IELTS follow a different format.
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IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP IELTS: Australia and Cambridge Language Assessment.

For further information about IELTS, please visit : takeielts.ca or takeielts.org