Preparation for the IELTS

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IELTS EXAM

Preparation for the IELTS Test at ALC Montreal

For people wishing to immigrate in Canada, the General Training IELTS is required in the file for new arrivals. This is why it is possible for you to prepare for the IELTS by taking the 4-week IELTS preparation course at ALC Montreal. You will learn to master the knowledge required for the exam, how to strategically approach it, how to maintain a flow while taking it, and how to manage your stress thanks to our native-language speaking teachers. They are specialists who use extensive educational tools. You also receive access to our language lab, get an evaluation of your progress, and take simulated exams.

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The General Training focuses on daily life in the context of work and business. All four language skills are evaluated: oral expression, oral comprehension, written expression, and written comprehension.  Oral expression lasts between 11 and 14 minutes and includes discussing a specific topic as well as a conversation about everyday life. Oral comprehension focuses mainly on conversations or monologues in everyday life and lasts approximately 30 minutes. For written expression, you will have 60 minutes to write a letter that deals with an everyday situation as well as an argument to a problem. Written comprehension also lasts 60 minutes and addresses everyday texts (advertisements, for example), texts from professional life (employment offers, salary, work conditions, etc.), as well as more complicated general interest texts. All of these texts are authentic – that is to say, they are form the real world.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of international English (mainly British and American) given by Cambridge University. It is accepted by most universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa, as an alternative to the TOEFL for admissions. Given this, it has become the most popular English test.

IELTS Preparation at ALC Montreal

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ALC Montreal’s IELTS Preparation course is given by specialists with extensive educational tools. You receive access to our language lab, get an evaluation of your progress, and take simulated exams. You are guaranteed real progress with a solid foundation. Native-language speaking teachers at ALC Montreal will teach you how to master the knowledge required for the exam, how to strategically approach it, how to maintain a flow while taking it, and how to manage your stress.

Training Tests in the Language Lab

In addition to our private and group courses, students at ALC Montreal have access to digital exam simulations. You have access to many exercises to practice the knowledge required by the IELTS and many IELTS mock tests. On the day of your actual IELTS exam, you will be in familiar territory!

The IELTS preparation program at ALC Montreal will give you the tools and confidence needed in order to reach the score required by the university or institution.

ALC Montréal propose 2 options de préparation au IELTS selon vos besoins et vos possibilités.

Costs: $615 includes academic materials + (registration fees of $55.00 for local students)

A minimum of 3 students is required to start a session.

  • 36 hours of academic courses
  • Mock tests in addition to academic classes
  • Session length: 4 weeks
  • Educational support: Barron’s
  • Evening session: 6:10pm to 9:00pm Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday
  • Daytime session: 3:10pm to 6:00pm Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday
  • Training in the language lab – up to 6 hours/week depending on the student’s schedule
  • Session start date: 1st Tuesday of every month except for December and January

Note : ALC reserves the right to modify the course schedule depending on registrations.

ALC reserves the right to reduce the length of class times by 50% in cases where there are fewer than 3 participants so as to not cancel the session.

  • From 1 to 5 classes per week
    • 2 hours minimum per class
    • Schedule according to your availability between 8:30am and 9pm

Costs: See private courses

Attention: Your prior knowledge of English is important. You must take an evaluation test before we are able to confirm your registration for the IELTS preparation course.

Cost of evaluation test to enter a preparation course: $25. This amount will automatically be deducted from your registration fee if you decide to complete your training with ALC.