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We are located in the Thompson building on the corner of Harvey and Barrington Streets. 

East Coast Language College (ECLC) is the exclusive IDP IELTS Test Centre in Atlantic Canada. ECLC has been operating since 1998 and is locally owned and operated. Register for your exam with us to support the local economy.


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IELTS is the world's most popular high stakes English language test, accepted for study, work, and migration. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. Over 2 million people a year are now using IELTS to open doors throughout the English-speaking world and beyond. The test is taken every year across 135 countries, and is one of the fastest growing English language tests in the world.

IELTS assesses all of your English Skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking- and is designed to reflect real life use of English at study, at work, and at play. The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

You can choose from two versions of the test-- IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training-- depending on the organization you are applying to and your plans for the future. Both versions of the test are made up of four parts—Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Benefiting from the shared expertise of these three global partners, IELTS combines the world-renowned language and research expertise of Cambridge English Language Assessment and the test delivery, security and examination expertise of the British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia.