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|IELTS Examination Preparation Course
Minimum Bookings of 4 weeks
Additional weeks cost €200 per week.
4 week course
+10 mini-group exam practice lessons
Course Availability: Courses are available all year round except for our shutdown from 23 December 2013 to 5 January 2014. Home Tuition courses are available during the shutdown period.
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What is IELTS? IELTS or the International English Language Testing System is currently the fastest growing examination for English studies and one of the most popular Examination qualifications for English students.
IELTS certificates are recognised throughout the world and are particularly useful for students seeking work or entry into universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Conducted by qualified teachers experienced in preparing students for IELTS Examinations, our IELTS Courses are designed to help you improve your overall skills in the English Language but importantly also give you training in examination techniques and skills.
The IELTS Examination is attractive to students and employers for two reasons. Unlike other examination boards which offer examinations at different levels, IELTS consists of just one exam. IELTS scores are calculated on a level of proficiency in English from 1 to 9 and not only indicate students' final overall score but also an individual score for each module of the exam. IELTS Exams are available in two formats; General Training and Academic.
Students who require the IELTS qualification for general purposes such as work or immigration are advised to sit for the General Training Modules while students who intend to apply for degree courses at a university should sit for the Academic Modules. Both variations of the exam are available in four modules which test the four English language skills; Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing. The Speaking and Listening sections of the exam are the same for all students. However, the Writing and Reading exam papers for the General Training and Academic modules vary according to which exam students have applied for.
Listening - this section of the IELTS Course focuses on increasing the student's ability to understand spoken English in a variety of social contexts. Using audiovisual equipment, the student is trained to listen for specific and general information when listening to a range of monologues and dialogues. Students will also have plenty of practice completing typical IELTS exam tasks such as filling in forms, completing diagrams, answering questions, completing sentences, etc.
Reading - The use of various texts drawn from past IELTS exams will prove invaluable for the reading part of the test. Students will be exposed to various types of English texts taken from newspapers, magazines, books (fiction and non-fiction) or journals. They will also receive instruction in the optimal ways to complete the various types of questions assigned in the IELTS exam.
Writing - Students will prepare for this section by learning writing skills such as structure, organisation of content and appropriate language. Our IELTS Course will additionally help students practice various styles of writing such as comparing and contrastings, summarising, writing a review or a letter, expressing opinions or presenting the solution to a given problem.
Speaking - this often feared section of the IELTS exam is practised in both an individual and a class context to give students the confidence and experience required in this module. Students will be trained to answer general questions for information, to speak about and develop a specific topic and to converse eloquently about abstract subjects. Progress tests are carried out at regular intervals throughout the IELTS Course to gauge your improvement. By the time you have finished your IELTS course you will have the confidence and knowledge to sit successfully for your exam.
IELTS students join our group English Courses in the mornings where they are provided with the opportunity to practise their overall English skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. These English lessons are designed to help students improve their general ability in the English language by focusing on elements such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.In the afternoon, IELTS students are placed in a mini-group and attention is now paid exclusively to the IELTS exam. Working exclusively from IELTS Course Books and Materials, students are trained to achieve a successful result with intensive practice in the different modules of the examination. In the final session of the day (self-guided sessions), students practise by sitting for past IELTS examination papers.