IELTS Preparation Course

English course (4 weeks)


January 2018, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017, July 2017, August 2017, September 2017


Our IELTS Preparation Course provides an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for an IELTS exam. You can study for just four weeks if you would like to develop your exam strategies and understand the best way to prepare for the exam.

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Full description

Course Content

The IELTS preparation class is a part-time programme comprised of three hours per week for four weeks. You will study a total of 12 hours.

The course will help you understand the format of the exam and provide you with tips and techniques to improve your performance. You’ll 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 to improve your performance
  • Focus on writing skills: accuracy, style, coherence and cohesion
  • Troubleshooting grammar issues
  • Focus on reading skills: improving speed and accuracy, and building confidence
  • 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
10 January 2017 31 January 2017 4 weeks £225
7 February 2017 28 February 2017 4 weeks £225
7 March 2017 28 March 2017 4 weeks £225
4 April 2017  9 May 2017 4 weeks  £225 
16 May 2017  6 June 2017  4 weeks  £225
13 June 2017 4 July 2017 4 weeks £225
11 July 2017 1 August 2017 4 weeks £225
8 August 2017 29 August 2017 4 weeks £225
5 September 2017  26 September 2017 4 weeks £225
3 October 2017 24 October 2017 4 weeks £225
31 October 2017 21 November 2017 4 weeks £225
28 November 2017 19 December 2017 4 weeks £225

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.

Please note the IELTS exam is not included in the course fee.

Pay for your course online.


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You will receive a certificate of attendance from the University at the end of the course.

At the end of the course there will not be a formal assessment. If you wish to take an IELTS at Anglia Ruskin University, we have exam centres in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Norwich, Peterborough and Bedford.

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 IELTS test dates in advance, 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 we recommend that you take the English Language Skills course prior to the IELTS Preparation 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 instructions on registering for the course and your course timetable.

Entry requirements

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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 we recommend that you take the English Language Skills course prior to the IELTS Preparation course.

If your level is IELTS 5.5-7.5 the 4 weeks IELTS course is possible depending on the band you hope to achieve.