IELTS Preparation Course / English Language Extra

English course english language courses (4 weeks)


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


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.

Full description

Course content

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:

  • understanding the IELTS 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

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Course dates and fees

Start date End date Number of weeks Course fee
14 January 2020 04 February 2020 4 weeks £260
11 February 2020 03 March 2020 4 weeks £260
10 March 2020 31 March 2020 4 weeks £260
7 April 2020 28 April 2020 4 weeks
5 May 2020 26 May 2020 4 weeks
2 June 2020 23 June 2020 4 weeks
30 June 2020 21 July 2020 4 weeks
28 July 2020  18 August 2020 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 £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.


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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 it to

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.

Entry requirements

You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course

The IELTS Preparation Course is suitable if:

  • your level is IELTS 5.5-7.5
  • you are planning to take an IELTS exam (Academic or General) and need extra support to prepare.

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.

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