This programme is for students over the age of
16 and is suitable for students who wish to
prepare for an internationally recognised IELTS
Our courses aim to increase students’
understanding of and sensitivity towards other
They also aim to help students develop the
study skills that will enable them to continue to
learn English after their course as part of a
broader educational process that equips
students for lifelong learning.
It is comprehensive and
academically rigorous. The IELTS course puts equal weight on
reading writing, listening, speaking and test taking strategies. The
course also covers sub skills such as academic vocabulary,
academic style and study skills each day.
The lessons cover both examination skills and
techniques and work on improving all aspects
of the students’ English: speaking, listening,
reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and
vocabulary.It includes the teaching of test practice strategies
skills for all areas of the IELTS exam.
The primary objective of the course is to help
students to achieve a good result in the IELTS
Test. This is done by:
1. Training students in the skills and
techniques they will need to perform well in
the different parts of the exam
2. Helping students to improve the level of
their English through a combination of
language input and practice activities in
the four skills of listening, speaking,
reading and writing
Reading: skimming and scanning for general or specific
information (e.g. data/statistics, facts); processing information from
academic and authentic sources (magazines, journals and the
internet), logical organisation of information.
Writing: (task one) interpreting and comparing data; describing
tables, objects, graphs and processes; (task two) stating and
developing arguments/opinions; problem-solving; presenting
information logically, coherently and cohesively; paragraph
mapping—introduction, body of ideas and conclusion; sequencers
and signaling devices; proof–reading/editing work as part of drafts.
Speaking: providing information in a formal interview context;
giving an extended talk on a given topic; taking part in a formal
discussion; giving a formal presentation/report.
Grammar: language required for describing graphs and diagrams
including comparatives and superlatives, the passive voice.
Vocabulary Topics: develop vocabulary connected with the most
common IELTS topics, such as the Environment, Science and
Technology, Health, Energy, Education, Transport, The Arts, Media,
Listening: extracting information from texts of varying lengths
e.g. university lectures, radio interviews, radio documentaries,
conversations; learning what information to look for and what to