This course is designed to help students prepare for greater success on either the IELTS Academic or IELTS General test. In each five-week block, students will learn skills and strategies to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. During each block, students will complete two practice IELTS tests (either Academic or General) and receive detailed feedback about their performance. Students may register for both blocks of the course, or choose just one block.

Hours: 4 hours per week (students will be encouraged to do self-directed on-line practice) for 10 weeks (delivered in two 5-week blocks) = 40 hours total.

Fees: $500 for both blocks, or $250 for one 5-week block.

The deadline to register for Block 2 is November 10, 2020.


Block 1 - Cancelled: EASL-1020-01, September 22, 2020, to October 22, 2020. 

Block 2: Cancelled: EASL-1020-02, November 17, 2020, to December 17, 2020.

To register, call the Office of the Registrar at 519-452-4444 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
You will need to know the course code so that you can be registered in the right course.

Taking the IELTS test

Fanshawe College offers a location to write the test, but our staff does not administer it. Students wishing to take the test at Fanshawe must specify it as the writing location on their application. Representatives from Conestoga College will administer the IELTS test at Fanshawe.


To register for the IELTS test, you will need:

  • Photo ID (Passport or Permanent Resident Card);
  • Pay online or payment by form (credit card (Visa or Mastercard), money order or certified cheque payable to Conestoga College).

The test fee for the IELTS test is $309 (including HST).

For general information on the IELTS test, visit

Conestoga InternationalIELTS testing here