IELTS Preparation Course

ESL 105 | 8 Weeks

Increase your efficiency in performing IELTS exam tasks and improve performance in the four skill areas tested by IELTS.

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Increasing Performance: IELTS Test Taking Strategies and Skills

Develop the skills and strategies necessary to perform your best on the IELTS test.

The course will increase your efficiency in performing IELTS exam tasks and improve performance
in the four skill areas tested by IELTS: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The course is offered in class or online depending on the term.

Admission Requirements

Students must fulfill one of the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS Academic score of 4.5 overall, 4.0 in other skill area
  • TOEFL IBT score of 34 overall, 11 in writing
  • TOEFL PBT score of 410
  • TOEIC score of 490
  • CAEL score of 40 overall, 40 in other skill area
  • Overall CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) of 5
  • Completion of level 3 of UCalgary English Language Program Semester Program (ESL 100) with a minimum final grade of B+ in each course
  • UCalgary English Language Program placement test score of level 4
  • Duolingo English Test score of 75 overall, and 75 in production

Spring 2022

April 19 - July 4


Fall 2022

September 19 – November 10


Program Hours

120 hours


Face to Face: $1,975
Online: $1,695*

*Online course does not include emergency medical insurance, public transport pass or use of campus facilities such as recreational facilities.


Payment is available by credit card (recommended), cash/debit card (in-person), Western Union or international bank wire. Please contact to receive payment instructions on Western Union and international bank wire. 

Policies and Procedures

Application and admission requirements, payment and refund policies, and homestay policies.

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Class Schedule

Face to Face

Monday to Friday: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Monday to Friday:

  • Live Zoom Sessions (Calgary Time): 1:00 – 3:00 p.m
  • One hour of asynchronous instructions

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Optional Activity Program

Optional Activity Programs

Improve your English skills and visit some of Western Canada’s top travel destinations while you are studying in the Semester Program. The activity program is made up of information meetings and guided excursions to points of cultural and social interest in and around Calgary.  Students have the choice of registering for the full program or individual excursion components priced individually.

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