What is an Exam Preparation Course?

At Global Village Calgary, we provide a variety of test preparation lessons to assist test takers in preparing for the test of their choice.

Our most popular classes involve a combination of test-taking strategies and techniques with Academic or General English language skills to create a more natural learning environment with like-minded students.

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Our Exam Preparation Course at Global Village.

GA majority of test preparation students come to Global Village Calgary for support with IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program). These tests are helpful for demonstrating your English competence while applying for jobs, entering universities and colleges, and immigrating to a country that speaks English as their main language.


For tests with grammatical and lexical components, our expert instructors facilitate concentrated practice of structural forms, vocabulary, and lexical collocations that are frequently seen in English language tests. Increasing your knowledge in these areas will show a more competent understanding of English language use, which can be an advantage for your performance on test day.


Exam-focused courses are balanced out with more communicative skill-based workshops that seek to assist the test taker in learning the language in a more contextual, task-based environment in order to create a well-rounded, natural learning experience.

IELTS Preparation Program

Test Prep at Global Village

CELPIP Preparation Program

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Private Exam Preparation Lessons

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What is the difference in these tests/exams?

What is IELTS?

In Canada, IELTS is utilized as a gauge of English language proficiency for immigration, skilled worker applications, university entrance requirements, Masters Programs, and other professional designations.

What is CELPIP?

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, or CELPIP, is a proficiency test for General English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely evaluates a test taker’s English proficiency in a number of contexts, including workplace communication, social situations, understanding media, and interpreting and responding to written materials.

Who are these courses for?

Global Village Calgary provides English exam preparation classes which are designed to cater to the demands of those students and test takers who require an official score to certify their language proficiency.


Many governments and academic organizations recognize these tests as reliable and trustworthy indications of an individual’s English language proficiency – particularly when focusing on the distinct skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. As a result, they can be used as evidence of English language proficiency when applying to universities or colleges or when applying for immigration to countries that have English language proficiency requirements.

When are these courses offered?

At Global Village Calgary, the IELTS and CELPIP test preparation classes are offered as separate evening classes, two nights per week each.


The Class Schedules page contains a list of all test preparation course schedules.

Our Exam Preparation Experts at Global Village Calgary

Our highly trained exam professionals have years of expertise guiding students through the English language exam preparation process. We use a wide range of resources to cover the exam’s four sections – reading, listening, writing, speaking – while reviewing the key test-taking methods and strategies. Study sessions are focused on enhancing students’ English language skills through intensive test practice so that the test structure becomes familiar and comfortable as you lead up to test day.

Ready to start your English study journey?