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.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is used to assess language ability in four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
An IELTS certificate is usually required for study or work in the UK (as well as some other English speaking countries) for entry or visa purposes.
If you would like to improve your English skills more before you prepare for your IELTS exam, you can combine the IELTS course with an English Language Skills course.
Our English Language Extra option means you can take a twelve-lesson programme, either with a general English focus or by combining it with our IELTS Preparation Course. This will be ideal for you if you want to prepare more fully for the IELTS test through a combination of skills work and targeted exam preparation.
English Language Extra gives you a longer course programme at a reduced weekly fee.
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:
IELTS Preparation course description
|Start date||End date||Number of weeks||Course fee|
|8 January 2019||29 January 2019||4 weeks||£240
|5 February 2019||26 February 2019||4 weeks||£240
|5 March 2019||26 March 2019||4 weeks||£240
|2 April 2019||23 April 2019||4 weeks
|28 May 2019||18 June 2019||4 weeks
|25 June 2019||16 July 2019||4 weeks
|23 July 2019||13 August 2019||4 weeks
|20 August 2019||10 September 2019||4 weeks
|17 September 2019||8 October 2019||4 weeks
|15 October 2019||5 November 2019||4 weeks
|12 November 2019||3 December 2019||4 weeks
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.
Please note the IELTS exam is not included in the course fee.
English Language Extra programmes cost £480 for the 2018-19 academic year, and £520 for the 2019-20 academic year. They can start on any of the start dates for our English Language Skills courses, and include any three courses of English Language Skills or IELTS Preparation.
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, exams take place at our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses and are administrated by International House London.
If you require a SELT examination 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.
Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.
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. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.
You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.
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.
You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course
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.