The IELTS Academic English qualification is frequently required for university and college entrance. As a guide, entry to a university course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 - 7.0 and college courses require IELTS 5.0. The test covers Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
This course covers the language skills and exam techniques to prepare students for the exam. Each class focuses on a different skill (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and incorporates special examination techniques. Your teacher will ask you to complete additional homework tasks and you will also be expected to do several hours of self-study per week.
IELTS Preparation Academic 7.5
This is a 7.5 hour per week course which runs Monday to Thursday. Monday and Wednesday 1pm-2.45pm and Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3pm. This course runs all year round.
General English and IELTS Preparation Academic 22.5
This is a 22.5 hour per week course which combines the IELTS Preparation Academic 7.5 option above with the General English 15 option. This course runs Monday to Friday from 9am-12.15pm (including a 15 min break) and Monday to Thursday afternoons, timetable as above.
The IELTS Academic Preparation course runs every 4 weeks throughout the year, subject to demand. The dates for 2019 are as follows;
Monday 7th January
Monday 4th February
Monday 4th March
Monday 1st April
Monday 29th April
Monday 27th May
Monday 1st July
Monday 29th July
Monday 26th August
Monday 23rd September
Monday 21st October
Monday 18th November
There are four parts to the exam – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them. The order in which these tests are taken may vary. The Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to a week before or after the other tests. This will depend on your test centre.
You can sit the IELTS examination all over the world. There is a test centre in Edinburgh but you can sit the test in the location that suits you best. You can use this link to the IELTS website to find a suitable test location. We are happy to help you to select a test centre and to apply for the examination.