IELTS

IELTS Testing

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The ACBT IELTS Centre is only one of two test centres in Sri Lanka.
IELTS has cemented its position as the world's most popular high stakes English language test
with latest figures revealing a record 1.5 million tests were taken around the world in 2010.

IELTS measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

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. More than 6,000 education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional organisations around the world recognise IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.

Test Dates

2014 Test Dates - Colombo

2014 Test Dates - Kandy

* Dates refer to both Academic and General Training modules.

TEST LOCATION

All testing is done at the ACBT Colleges in both Colombo and Kandy.

REGISTRATION FOR AN IELTS TEST

To register for an IELTS test prospective applicants must follow the following procedures:

  • Two recent (taken within pass 3 months) color passport sized photographs (shoulder and neck above);
  • Your valid passport - no expired passport can be accepted;
  • The examination fee Rs. 18,000/= (cash, credit card (master, visa) + 3.2 commission);
  • Repeaters: A photocopy of previous Test Report Form is required.

IELTS TEST FEE

The current IELTS test fee is Rs 18,000/=. This fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change.

IELTS Results

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Results for IELTS candidates are released on the 13th day after the examination. You can collect your results in the following ways:
From ACBT - 10.00 am onwards. You can collect your results in person. Please ensure you bring your passport and your IELTS confirmation letter. You may also send a representative to collect the results. If you choose this option please give the representative a Letter of Authority which includes all the necessary information.

Courier - please contact the IELTS Office for information on this option.
SMS - please contact the IELTS Office for information on this option.
Via the Internet - go to http://acbt.lk/ielts/.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on sitting an IELTS test PHONE THE HOTLINE NOW
Colombo - 0772 932174
Kandy - 0772 487197
or e-mail lk012.adminstrator@acbt.lk.
Further information can also be obtained by visiting http://www.ielts.org.

Preparation Courses

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ACBT conducts IELTS preparation classes including IELTS Speed courses to assist prospective candidates in sitting their IELTS examination. The courses cover all four components of the IELTS test - Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing. Applicants can choose a 30 hour class, a 15 hour class or a speed course dependent upon their English language ability.

Colombo IELTS preparation/ General English course schedule 2014

Course Scheduled Time Duration Course Fee
IELTS 30 Hour Monday - Wednesday - Friday
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
31 March to 09 May 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
19 March to 09 April 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
IELTS 30 Hour
(Weekend)
Saturday & Sunday
9.00 am - 12.00 noon
15 February to 16 March 2014

22 March to 04 May 2014

10 May to 08 June 2014
Rs. 15,000/=
Saturday and Sunday
1.30pm - 4.30pm
29 March to 11 May 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
IELTS 30 Hour
(Speed course)
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.00 noon
03 March to 14 March 2013

17 March to 28 March 2014

31 March to 11 April 2014

22 April to 07 May 2014

19 May to 30 May 2014

02 June to 16 June 2014
Rs. 15,000/=
IELTS 15 Hour
(Speed course)
Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday, Tuesday 4.30pm- 7.30 pm 06 March to 12 March 2014 Rs. 8,000/=
Thursday,Friday,Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4.30pm- 7.30 pm 24 March to 28 March 2014 Rs. 8,000/=
03 April to 09 April 2014

24 April to 30 April 2014

05 May to 09 May 2014

12 May to 21 May 2014

26 May to 30 May 2014

09 June to 17 June 2014

18 June to 23 June 2014
Rs. 10,000/=
IELTS Workshop
(Writing)
Monday 9.00am - 4.00 pm
Academic and General Parallel workshops
10 March 2014

31March 2014

21 April 2014

05 May 2014

12 May 2014

02 June 2014

16 June 2014
Rs. 4,000/=
IELTS Workshop
(Reading)
Tuesday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Academic and General parallel workshops
11 march 2014

01 April 2014

22 April 2014

06 May 2014

13 May 2014

03 June 2014

17 June 2014
Rs. 4,000/=
IELTS Resource Room Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon Rs. 1,000/=
IELTS Speaking practice session Allocated time after 4.00 Pm On Week days( lecture available days only) Rs. 1,000/=

Kandy IELTS preparation / General English course schedule 2013

Courses Scheduled Time Duration Course Fees
General English Level 01 9.00 - 12.00 NOON 03rd August - 09th November 2013
22nd August - 07th December 2013
Rs. 13,000/=
General English Level 02 9.00 - 12.00 NOON 21st July- 03rd November 2013
19th August - 26th November 2013
Rs. 16,000/=
Business English
IELTS 30 hour (Normal)
Week end
9.00 to 12.00 28th July - 03 November 2013 Rs. 15,000/=
9.00 to 12.00 03rd August -5th October2013
18th August -20th October
07th September-16th November 2013
Rs. 18,000
IELTS 30 hour ( speed)
Weekday
2.30 to 5.30 26th July - 14th August 2013
16th August - 09th September 2013
13th September - 07th October 2013
Rs. 18,000
IELTS Workshop 12.30 to 4.30
9.00 to 1.00
9.00 to 1.00
9.00 to 1.00
21st July 2013
22nd July 2013
11th August 2013
12th August 2013
Rs. 5,000

Note: Programs updated regularly

All IELTS classes & workshops are held in Block B, ACBT.

RESOURCE ROOM

All students registered for IELTS preparation courses have access to the Resource Room where a full time IELTS lecturer is available to assist students on an individual basis.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on IELTS Preparation courses, IELTS Workshop and General English classes please contact our IELTS Hotline - 0772932177 and General English Hotline - 0773999594 or e-mail ramona@acbt.lk or thisara@acbt.lk.