Coast English Testing is one of the oldest British Council IELTS tests provider in British Columbia. Since 2015, Coast English Testing has provided test takers with professional IELTS testing services and we now serve communities in Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Vancouver. We offer both IELTS on Paper and IELTS on Computer tests, with multiple IELTS test dates offered throughout the month.
Best Western Premier Chateau Granville Hotel is one of the two official test venues run by Coast English Testing in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Situated in the heart of downtown, it is near the vibrant Yaletown area and Robson Square. It is just minutes away from many downtown businesses, shops, cafes, and restaurants. Granville Island, The Vancouver Art Gallery and Gastown are also walking within walking distance. Speaking tests are held at the same location. The Best Western Premier Chateau Granville Hotel also has a restaurant on-site where you can get a bite to eat or refreshments after your test. Blessed with ample natural light, the testing room is also spacious, climate-controlled and is equipped with the latest audio-visual technology making it ideal for your IELTS test. The entire premise is air-conditioned and smoke-free. The venue is approximately 5-minute walk to the Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain Station and approximately 10-minute walk to the Granville Skytrain Station. The nearest bus station is a 2-minute walk to Granville St @ Davie St. Limited pay parking is also available on site. We are pleased to offer wireless headphones at this location. Registration time: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM. For all information regarding this venue, please contact Coast English Testing by email or visit our website.
IELTS on paper available
Frequently Asked Questions
How IELTS is scored?
IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale.
IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
What if I need to cancel my test? Can I get a refund?
For information on cancelling an IELTS test and potentially receiving a refund, contact the test centre where you registered for IELTS.
What is the IELTS results validity period?
While it is up to each organisation to set a validity period that works for their purposes, the IELTS partners recommend a 2-year validity period for IELTS test results based upon the well-documented phenomenon of second language loss or ‘attrition’.
What is IELTS General Training?
General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
What is IELTS Academic?
IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).