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Welcome to the Official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Centre in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Important Update

As of April 23rd, 2014, you can now apply for IELTS Online! Just visit IELTS Online Registration in order to apply for an IELTS test at our center. You'll also need to submit a clear scan of your completed credit card authorization form, and a copy of your passport or PR card to the e-mail address and we will process it electronically within 48 hours of receiving it.

Please visit our Apply Now section for more information.


IELTS Study Specials

Do you need English classes to help get ready for IELTS or to improve your General English? Global Village Calgary offers courses in both the day and evening, as well as private lessons. Check out our updated schedule.

Click on the links on the right to find out about the courses and our special prices* for students who take daytime or evening classes this spring.

Now Available: Special Free IELTS Masterclass

On Wednesday, April 16th, IELTS Calgary and IDP: IELTS Australia will host a free IELTS Masterclass specifically for candidates who are trying to achieve band score 7 or above.

This will be held at Global Village Calgary from 6 to 7:30 PM.

Registration must be done in advance.

To register, or for more details, visit the Official IELTS Masterclass page.

IELTS Study Specials

2014 IELTS Full-time and Part-time Courses + Workshops

*Special prices are available to New Canadians, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees who register directly with the school.

Service & Quality

GV Calgary is pleased to announce these recent steps to improve quality and access for IELTS candidates:

  • More test dates added and an increased number of seats available for each test to meet the needs of the international community;
  • extra capacity tests at the University. See Dates for more details;
  • a state-of-the-art sound system designed to optimize listening clarity for IELTS candidates;


A Trusted Indicator

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia.

Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. In the last year, over 2 million IELTS tests were taken worldwide.

Over 8,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organisations in 135 countries around the world recognise IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of your ability to communicate in English.

Be Better Prepared

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Important Update

In 2013 we increased the capacity of all examinations which are held at Global Village in downtown Calgary by 25%. Because of high demand for the General Test, we are now also running extra capacity tests at the University of Calgary. As a result of our efforts to allow candidates to have greater access to IELTS tests, Speaking tests are not always held on the Saturdays when the Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held. Global Village Calgary reserves the right to hold tests at its downtown location or at the University of Calgary. As a result, candidates must check this web site and information sent to you by the Centre. Your speaking time will be assigned by e-mail at least one week in advance of your test-date. Thank you.