IELST Preparation Courses

What is the IELTS exam?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an examination for people who plan to emigrate or study overseas. It tests the complete range of language skills that are needed by students and professionals in English-speaking environments. It is an internationally recognised exam that tests English language competence.

How will the course help me?
Our IELTS Preparation courses will help you:

• prepare for the IELTS exam
• practice the type of questions you will face in the examination
• understand the kind of answers the examiner expects from you
• teach you the techniques to help improve your score
• familiarise yourself with the test format and time restrictions

What LEVEL are IELTS Preparation courses?
To be eligible to join our IELTS preparation courses, you have to have a General English level that is equivalent to High-Intermediate level. This is the minimum General English level required before you can do our IELTS Preparation courses. This is because the IELTS Preparation courses will not improve your overall LEVEL of English, but improve your exam techniques and strategies and help you get the best score that you can. Your foundation of English has to be quite solid before you should attempt the exam.

When are the IELTS Preparation Courses held?
Intensive courses are 10 hours per week for a total of 8 weeks per module, and are held during the week prior to the IELTS exam from Monday - Friday.

Regular Courses are held for eight weeks, classes two hours per day five times a week for eight weeks. Seats are limited and admission will be on first-come first-served basis. All you have to do is make an appointment for a placement test on any Saturday from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. by coming into Ontario International College or by telephoning. We will assess your level of English and advise you on your eligibility. You can then register for any course in advance.

Please log on to the Cambridge website for more information. And to know more on how to apply for the IELTS exam, click here.


The placement test and interview are conducted by appointment only on any Saturday or at allocated times during the year.

To make an appointment you must pay CAD$100.00 at least one day in advance of the test. Seats for the test are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.
The placement test takes place every Monday and Saturday (except on public holidays) and during these dates from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00p.m.

Seats for our courses are limited and are available on a first come - first served basis. Please bring the course fees with you when you come for the test.

To avoid disappointment, please contact Ontario International College to make an appointment for the placement test in advance.

IELTS preparation courses - Intensive 80-hour course. For more details contact:

Office of Marketing and Recruitment, Ontario International College at Tel.: 416-7391888, Ext. 1612; Fax: 416-7391884; Email: adm@oicedu.ca

Registration – Monday to Sunday, between 9.30 am. and 5.00 pm. Please contact Office of Marketing and Recruitment, Ontario International College to make an appointment.

How to Enrol in a Course

All our English courses are held in our classrooms in OIC Downtown Campus. To register for an adult course you must be 16 years or over.

All students take a short test, an assessment of your English level so we can recommend the right course for you. The test takes about 3 hours to complete and is made up of three parts:

• a written test
• an interview
• counselling to find the right course for you.

The Placement Test fee is CAD$100.00.

Registration is by appointment only. You must pay CAD$100.00 for the placement test at least one day in advance to confirm your appointment.

You can register as soon as you have taken your placement test and chosen which course you’d like to take. All you have to do is fill out a simple form and pay the course fee. We advise you to register as soon as you can after taking the test as classes are frequently oversubscribed.

IELTS Preparation Course uses a book in class and for homework and you will need to have your own copy. You can buy the course book from Ontario International College when you register. We also sell other English language study aids such as dictionaries and audio tapes.