IELTS Academic English Preparation (Short Course)

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Course information

IELTS is an internationally accepted qualification for non-native English speakers intending to study at university. So if you are new to IELTS or wish to improve your IELTS score, this course is ideal for you. Over ten weeks you will focus on the four parts of the exam, as well as vocabulary development, exam techniques and feature regular exam practice.
Students typically aim for a 6 to 6.5 score to secure their place on most courses, however other courses such as medicine can ask for scores of at least 7.5.
Delivered during the evening at The City of Liverpool College, Preparation for IELTS is a 30 hour course and will prepare you to sit the exam at Liverpool University. The qualification itself is awarded by Cambridge University and covers listening, speaking, reading and writing. This intensive course will give you an understanding of the requirements of the IELTS exams, and essentially prepare you in exam techniques and help you with some of your current language errors.
IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. It is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of your ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. The qualification is also essential for native English speakers who wish to emigrate to countries such as Australia, so preparation through this course is also recommended in those instances.
Please note that this is an exam preparation courses only. Students will need to book and pay for their IELTS exam separately at The University of Liverpool - 2018 exam fee: £165.


International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

This course leads to...

• University entrance
• Further Education entrance for Level 3 and Level 4 programmes

Entry Requirements

• A suitable level of English is required to take the course.
• IELTS exams are held at the University of Liverpool usually on Saturdays, every month at a separate cost of approx. £110. You can book the test independently or you can receive personalised support form your IELTS tutor.

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Course ID: 157633

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 10 Weeks


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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