IELTS Preparation

GV Calgary – Leading the Way with IELTS Preparation and Testing

You may know that GV Calgary was a pioneer in bringing IELTS to Calgary with the first IELTS test centre in Calgary - opening in 2005 but did you know that GV Calgary is also a leader in IELTS test preparation classes?  

GV Calgary consistently offers 3 full-time levels of IELTS with 4 or 5 classes each month.  Having IELTS professionals teaching the classes, their experience and familiarity with the test is second to none.  Each year hundreds of students place their trust in our program to prepare them for the IELTS test.  There have been incredible success stories and results from tests which are truly life changing.  

In 2015, GV Calgary welcomed students from more than 90 countries!  Many of these students studied at GV Calgary after hearing about our excellent preparation classes for IELTS. These students have then gone on to study in universities/colleges in Canada, receive their needed score for immigration or complete the last stage in becoming doctors, nurses, engineers and many other professional positions in Canada.  

Whether your need is to take IELTS for your career or to better prepare you for your life in Canada, GV Calgary is ready to help you meet your IELTS and Academic goals! 

Calgary's First official IELTS Test Centre (operating since 2005) is located at Global Village Calgary, 515 First Street SE, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Our IELTS Preparation course has been designed to prepare you to successfully complete the IELTS examination. This course will examine in-depth each of the four modules of the IELTS test and includes strategies to better prepare for the final test.

1. Full-Time Course Sessions for 2016: We also offer classes over Christmas /New Year with our next study block starting on Dec 21, 2015. GV Calgary operates up to three multi-level IELTS classes to help students at different proficiency levels. Private lessons are also available to help people concentrate on specific skills like Writing improvement.

Class Sessions start: Jan 18, Feb 16, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 6 , July 4, Aug 2, Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21 and Dec 19. For maximum flexibility, candidates can also start class ANY Monday of the month. Classes run from 8:45-2:10 from Monday to Thursday and 8:45-12:20 on Friday.

2. Part-Time Evening Course Sessions for 2016. Classes run from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes Sessions start: January 19, Feb 16, March 15, April 12, May 10, June 7, July 5, Aug 2, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25 and Nov 22. Start ANY Tuesday of the month. Separate classes are offered for General Training and Academic Test Preparation .

3. Upcoming Pre-Test Course Sessions for 2016: Jan 8, Feb 12, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10, July 15, August 5, September 16, October 14, November 4 and December 2.

This workshop runs on Friday Afternoon from 1:00 to 4:30 PM, and allows people to receive an overview of the test elements and tips for success on IELTS, including time management during the test. It is suitable for candidates who do not have time to take full-time or part-time classes.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally owned and globally recognised direct English language assessment of the highest quality and integrity readily available throughout the world. IELTS is a highly dependable, practical and valid English language assessment.

IELTS is owned, developed and delivered through the partnership of the British Council, IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. For more information about IELTS, please visit