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
General English Level 01 Saturday and Sunday
9.00 - 12.00
2 August to 28 September 2014 Rs. 13,000/=
General English Level 02 Saturday and Sunday
9.00 - 12.00
2 August to 28 September 2014 Rs. 16,000/=
IELTS 30 Hour Monday - Wednesday - Friday
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
14 July to 15 August 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
25 August to 29 September 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
13 October to 17 November 2014 Rs.20,000/=
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
18 June to 21 July 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
IELTS 30 Hour
(Weekend)
Saturday & Sunday
9.00 am - 12.00 noon
02 August to 07 September 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
Saturday and Sunday
1.30pm - 4.30pm
16 August to 20 September 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
IELTS 30 Hour
(Speed course)
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.00 noon
14 July to 25 July 2014 Rs. 15,000/=
04 August to 15 August 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
25 August to 05 September 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
15 September to 26 September 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
06 September to 20 October 2014 Rs. 20,000/=
IELTS 15 Hour
(Speed course)
Monday,Tuesday Wednesday,Thursday,Friday 4.30pm- 7.30 pm 07 July to 14 July 2014 Rs. 10,000/=
21 July to 25 July 2014 Rs. 12,000/=
04 August to 08 August 2014 Rs. 12,000/=
11 August to 15 August 2014 Rs. 12,000/=
25 August to 29 August 2014 Rs. 12,000/=
01 September to 5 September 2014 Rs. 12,000/=
IELTS Workshop
(Writing)
Monday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Academic and General parallel workshops
14 July 2014

11 August 2014

1 September 2014
Rs. 4,000/=
IELTS Workshop
(Reading)
Tuesday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Academic and General parallel workshops
01 July 2014

15 July 2014

12 AUGUST 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/=

Mock Exam Dates

Month Paper Speaking

August

7th[Thursday] 1.00p.m.-3.40p.m.

7th 9.00a.m.-12noon
6th 9.00a.m.-12noon

23rd [Saturday] 9.00a.m.-11.40a.m.

22nd 9.00a.m.-12Noon
1.00p.m.-4.00P.M.

September

11th [Thursday]

11th 9.00a.m.-12noon
10th 9.00a.m.-12noon

Kandy IELTS preparation / General English course schedule

Courses Scheduled Time Duration Course Fees
General English Level 01 2.30pm - 5.30pm 22nd August - 07th December 2014 Rs. 13,000/=
General English Level 02 2.30pm - 5.30pm 19th August - 25th November 2014 Rs. 16,000/=
Diploma English 9.00 to 12.00 14th July - 30 September 2014 Rs. 25,000/=
Business English
IELTS 30 hour (Normal)
Weekends
9.00 to 12.00 20th July - 14th September 2014

09th August - 11th October 2014
Rs. 15,000/=
1.00pm to 4.00pm 23rd August - 25th October 2014 Rs. 18,000
IELTS 30 hour ( speed)
Weekdays
2.30pm to 5.30pm 09th July - 31st July 2014

07th August - 01st September 2014

16th September - 14th October 2014
Rs. 18,000
IELTS Special Workshops All workshops are held at: 9.00 to 5.00 28, 29, 30 July 2014

02, 03, 04 September 2014

13, 14, 15 October 2014

17, 18, 19 November 2014

08, 09, 10 Dec 2014
Rs. 8,000

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.