Get ready to take an IELTS exam. Our four-week English language course focuses on the basics: writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. It will also help you develop techniques to improve your performance in 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.
Our IELTS Preparation Course will help to get you exam-ready.
If you would like to improve your English skills and prepare for an IELTS exam, you can combine this 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.
Our IELTS Preparation Course is part-time. You'll study for three hours every week, over four weeks – a total of 12 hours.
The course will help you understand the format of the IELTS exam and give you tips and techniques to improve your performance.
You’ll also receive guidance on independent study and resources you can use to improve your language levels before taking the exam.
Course content includes:
|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.
Once we have received your application form, we'll send you an offer letter by email. You will need to return the acceptance slip that comes with the letter, and pay for the IELTS Preparation Course in full.
Before the start of your course, we'll send you a course timetable and information about registering.
You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course
The IELTS Preparation Course is suitable if:
If your level is IELTS 3.5-5.5 we recommend that you take our English Language Skills course first.
If you are unsure of your English level, please contact us. We can organise an entry test before your first class.