IELTS Preparation Course

Eastbourne Centre

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. IELTS is the world's proven English test. Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year to start their journeys into international education and employment. IELTS is recognised by more than 6000 institutions in over 135 countries.

This is an intensive/academic 4 week course. You will have 20 hours of IELTS classes per week every morning, usually on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Lessons also take place two afternoons each week. (There are no lessons usually on Wednesday and Sunday as these are full day excursions). Class sizes are 14 students maximum.

During the IELTS course you will study in modern teaching rooms comprising of interactive white boards, flipcharts, OHP projectors and screens, television and video sets, multi-media projection. Portable hearing loops are provided for those who are hard of hearing. On this IELTS course you will study hard in dynamic and motivated classes with experienced academic English teachers. You will also meet other like-minded students of a similar age from all over the world.

IELTS Exam

You can choose to sit the IELTS examination, which will take place on Saturday 27th July 2013 (at the end of the 4 week course). Please contact us immediately should you wish to do so, as places at the Examination Centre are limited.

Lesson 1

This lesson will guide you through an up-to-date IELTS preparation course book. This lesson will help you to develop in all four parts of the exam while in-depth exam training will equip you with the techniques you need to achieve the score you want. We cover 'What to expect in the exam' and 'How to go about it' so you know what is being asked of you. The focus will be on developing grammar, academic vocabulary and word-building skills essential for the IELTS test.

Lesson 2

After morning break you will develop your relevant skills for academic study even further by practising presentations, note-taking, understanding extensive academic texts, finding key information, writing assignments, listening to lectures and learning academic vocabulary. You will also practise exam techniques, strategies and study skills.

The resources used in this lesson are current IELTS supplementary exercises and authentic materials such as newspapers, the internet, reports and webinars.

Afternoon lessons

In this lesson you will continue working through the IELTS Preparation course book as a class. Towards the end of the course the opportunity for independent study is offered, giving you time to concentrate on certain problem areas and helping you to become a more autonomous student.

In all lessons timed practice papers will be done on a weekly basis to help you understand the time given for each part of the exam, helping to prepare you fully for the exam.

We will provide support and guidance throughout the course in the form of fortnightly tutorials with your main teacher and daily monitoring and individual feedback.

Homework is given on a daily basis and is reviewed and checked at the beginning of every lesson with time for any questions, feedback or issues. We recommend students complete homework during our "Guided study” sessions.

Please note: Students must be B2 (Upper-Intermediate) level or above and will be asked to complete an IELTS mock and/or Skype/telephone interview before being accepted on the course. Please note that we reserve the right to transfer you to the General English course should we feel you are unable to cope with the demands of the IELTS course, which could be detrimental to the progress of other students in the group. If we do not have enough students for the IELTS Course we reserve the right to cancel this option. If this happens we would be happy to move you to our General English Course or offer you a refund.

If you would like to enrol on our IELTS Course please complete our Eastbourne Centre booking form and tick the IELTS option on the form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Daily Schedule:

Example Timetable for IELTS Programme

8.00 – 8.45 Breakfast
9.00 – 10.30 Lesson 1
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Lesson 2
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30 Afternoon activity / English Lesson 3 (Tuesday and Thursday)
16.30 – 18.00 Free time / Guided Tutorials
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner
19.00 – 23.00 Evening activity/Free Time
23.00 Bed Time