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IELTS Preparation Courses

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a secure, valid and reliable test of your ability to communicate in English for education, immigration, and professional accreditation. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It tests the four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking. IELTS scores are accepted by more than 7,000 universities, government bodies and professional organizations. For more information on IELTS, see the official website.


Our IELTS preparation courses will help you…

  • Prepare for the IELTS exam
  • Practice the type of questions you will face in the examination
  • Understand the kind of answers the examiner expects from you
  • Teach you the techniques to help improve your score
  • Familiarize yourself with the test format and time restrictions


IELTS Intermediate

IELTS Advanced

To be eligible to join our IELTS preparation courses, you must be at an English level that is equivalent to our ESL advanced level. This is because the IELTS preparation courses are not designed to improve your overall level of English, but to improve your exam techniques and strategies to help you get the best score that you can. Your foundation of English has to be quite solid before you should attempt the exam.

Program Length

Each level of our IELTS Preparation Program lasts 14 weeks and is comprised of 10 instructional hours per week, running Monday – Friday. IELTS classes are typically offered in the evening, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in order to accommodate students’ other courses that take place during the day.