IELTS Preparation Course

English course (From 4 weeks)


January 2017, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017


Our IELTS Preparation Course provides an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself if you are considering taking an IELTS exam.

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Full description

Course Content

The IELTS preparation class is a part time programme and comprises of three hours per week for four or six weeks. You will study a total of 12 or 18 hours.

The course will help you understand the format of the exam and provide you with tips and techniques to improve your performance. You will practice the four skills areas covered by the exam, develop strategies to help you do well and improve your English in each area, learning about typical errors and how to avoid them. You will also gain guidance on independent study and resources that will help you improve your language levels prior to taking the exam.

The course content includes the following:

  • Understanding the exam requirements
  • Test strategies: improving your performance
  • Focus on writing skills- accuracy, style, coherence and cohesion
  • Troubleshooting grammar issues
  • Focus on reading skills – improving speed and accuracy
  • Vocabulary building and development strategies
  • Focus on listening skills
  • Focus on fluency and speaking
  • Pronunciation support

Course Dates and Fees

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Start date End date Number of weeks Course fee
14 June 2016 5 July 2016 4 weeks £150
16 June 2016 21 July 2016 6 weeks £225
12 July 2016 2 August 2016 4 weeks £150
28 July 2016 1 September 2016 6 weeks £225
9 August 2016 30 August 2016 4 weeks £150
6 September 2016 27 August 2016 4 weeks £150
8 September 2016 13 October 2016 6 weeks £225
4 October 2016 25 October 2016 4 weeks £150
20 October 2016 24 November 2016 6 weeks £225
1 November 2016 22 November 2016 4 weeks £150
29 November 2016 20 December 2016 4 weeks £150

The cost of the course includes the tuition fee and some course materials. The tuition fee does not include any text books. Before the start of the course we will send you a list of suitable text books for the course.


At the end of the course there won’t be a formal assessment but you will receive a certificate of attendance. Please note the IELTS exam is not included in the course fee. If you wish to take an IELTS at Anglia Ruskin University, we have exam centres in Cambridge and Chelmsford. (Please note that the Chelmsford test centre provides SELT exams, these need to be booked through the British Council and can be used for visa purposes when applying for an academic course).

We would recommend that you check availability of test dates, as they may get booked up during peak periods.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

We’re here to support your success during your academic life at Anglia Ruskin.  We offer a wide-range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support and foreign languages.  We provide a friendly supportive teaching environment, with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff that are dedicated to help you pursue your academic ambitions.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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How to apply

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To apply please complete the application form and return this to (If your level is IELTS 3.5 – 5.5 you need take the six week course. If your level is IELTS 5.5-7.5 you can take the four week course. If you are unsure of your level please contact us and we can organise an entry test, prior to your first class).

Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email. You will need to return the acceptance slip and pay for the IELTS Preparation Course in full.

Before the start of your programme we will send you details on where you need to go to enrol and your course timetable.

Entry requirements

The IELTS Preparation Course is suitable if you are planning to take an IELTS examination (Academic or General) and need additional support to prepare for the exam.

If your level is IELTS 3.5 – 5.5 you can take the six week course. If your level is IELTS 5.5-7.5 you can take the four week course. If you are unsure of your level please contact us and we can organise an entry test, prior to your first class.