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Daytime IELTS PREPARATION COURSES

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the standard exam for those overseas students wishing to enter university in the UK. Our IELTS classes focus on exam technique and emphasise the linguistic skills you will need to be a success at university. The classes also contain a strong element of General English to ensure that you continue to improve overall.

Course Facts

  • Course times
    09.30-12.45
    (includes 15-minute break from 11.00-11.15)
  • Hours per week
    15
    (Mon-Fri)
  • Price per week
    £150 for 1 - 8 weeks or
    £140 for 9+ weeks
  • Start Course
    Any time
    (Enrolment is ongoing)
  • Level range required
    Strong Intermediate (B1*) to Advanced (C1*)
  • Recommended Course length
    6-12 weeks
  • Maximum number of students per class
    14
  • Average number of students per class
    8
  • Age of students
    18+
    (but typical student age is 21-35)
  • Enrolment Fee
    £60 for all new students
    (Includes first Coursebook)
  • Part-time study available?
    Yes
    (Subject to availability. Please contact us)
  • Coursebook used?
    Yes
    (Approx. 50% of the time. A new book needs to be bought every 3 months)

*Common European Framework of Refrence (CEFR)

Course Information

15 hours a week in our daytime IELTS class will give you the strongest chance to get the IELTS score you need. You can add on Communication Skills and/or an Examination Skills class to make a 20 or 25-hour a week course if you wish. The IELTS examination can be taken any month you choose.

Course fees include:

  • Computerised Placement test & Spoken Interview to determine your level before you enrol in a class.
  • Regular tests, reports and advice from your teacher.
  • Full academic Report showing what you have achieved.
  • Certificate of Course Completion with CEFR grading.
  • Student Card for discounts to selected shops and services.
  • Access to DVD and book library.
  • Access to Wi-Fi and I.T. Area.
  • FREE SIM cards and city maps.
  • FREE tea and coffee in the Student Kitchen.

At our Language College, you can join an IELTS course when you are an Intermediate level (B1) as the grading system is very broad. Bands of ability range from 1.0 to 9.0, though most universities require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above. For some challenging courses at prestigious universities, they may ask for 7.5. A good upper-intermediate student would probably score around 6.5, while a very strong advanced student may score 7.5 or above.

Our courses concentrate on the Academic Module, but if you want to do the General Module, our courses can accommodate you. The exam has 4 papers and is done in a single day:

IELTS Exam Structure

  • Listening Paper
    30 minutes
  • Reading Paper
    1 hour
  • Writing Paper
    1 hour
  • Speaking Exam
    11-14 minutes

After taking your IELTS exam, you should receive your results grade within 2 weeks.

IELTS Examinations are externally assessed and exam registration is not included in the course fee. The registration fee is £165 and is payable at Reception. Many universities require a SELT (Secure English Language Testing) IELTS score. This can be taken in Portsmouth at a cost of £200.

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