IELTS Preparatory Courses & Official Testing Centre

Preparatory Courses

Our IELTS Preparation Course is designed to help students prepare to take the IELTS Test. It is a 40-hour course (offered during evenings and weekends) over 4 weeks prior to each scheduled test date at Lakehead University. All 4 skill areas are covered: reading, writing, listening & speaking. 

Upcoming Course Dates

IELTS Preparatory Course:

Upcoming course dates will resume in September, 2020. Please check back for details.

For more information, please contact:


Tuition: $400

Tuition is due 1 week before class begins. 

Tuition does not include IELTS test fee. You must register for the IELTS test separately. 
Tuition is payable in person at Financial Services (Thunder Bay campus), UC 0002. 

How to apply

To apply to the program, please complete the form below. 

If applicable
By checking this option I understand registration is not complete until the workshop fee of $400 is paid (in person at Financial Services, Thunder Bay campus, UC 0002). Payment is due one week prior to the workshop start date.

IELTS Test Registration

Lakehead University's Thunder Bay campus is an official IELTS test venue of ILSC Toronto IELTS Test Centre. We are happy to be able to provide both the general and academic test formats.

If you wish to take the IELTS test, please register online.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all IELTS testing dates at the Lakehead University's English Language Centre have been cancelled until further notice. If you have any inquiries about IELTS testing, or are waiting for a TRF, you can send an email to

Please note:

  • All payments and documentation must be submitted within 48 hours from the time you register online.
  • If your exam date is in less than 10 days from your registration date, you need to complete registration in 24 hours. Incomplete registrations will result in an automatic cancellation.
  • Early cancellations and rescheduling are subject to a $80.00 administrative fee. Cancellations within five weeks of the examination are non-refundable.
  • Final Confirmation Letters will be sent to all who have completed their registrations either on Monday or Tuesday before the test date. This includes speaking time and all necessary information about the test day.

If you have questions, please contact:
Phone: (416) 323-1770, ext. 303