IELTS Preparation Course / English Language Extra

Exam preparation course, english course (4 weeks)


January 2019, November 2019, October 2019, September 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, July 2019, August 2019


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.

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

IELTS Preparation course description

Course dates and fees

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.

Pay for your course online.

4 weeks


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.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

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.

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

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

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.