Community and Continuing Education

IELTS Test Preparation

Last updated on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.  An IELTS score is required by colleges, universities and professional licensing organizations to show language proficiency.

Visit the IELTS website at http://www.ielts.org for more information.

Our Preparation Course…

  • Offers an overview of the test
  • Helps you practise skills and strategies and manage your time during the exam
  • Assists in expanding and refining vocabulary
  • Builds a platform for academic or other training
  • Has a team of highly qualified instructors
  • Offers academic and general training.

Registration & Assessment

All new students require a language assessment from the YMCA Assessment Centre. Previous scores are valid within a year of registration into our course. 

Call or visit our learning centres

 CCE City Learning Centre

110 King Street West, Plaza Level, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S6
Telephone:  905-525-8833

Sessions 2017-2018

  • Fall 2017: September 23 to December 2, 2017 (No classes on October 7, 2017) 


  • Saturday mornings at the City Learning Centre 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • IMPORTANT: Minimum CLB 5 in speaking, listening, reading and writing required


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