This course enables you to enhance your language and academic skills to help you in your future studies or your chosen career.
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is well known worldwide and is respected by employers and academic institutions.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
Preparation for IELTS
Courses run throughout the year, day time and evening, usually 4 hours per week.
We also run intensive courses (subject to demand) and these usually run for 3 weeks, 15 hours per week.
You will undertake a range of tasks designed to support the development of all four language skills required in the IELTS exam, whether it is for your future studies, or to progress in your career.
You will submit course work regularly and this will include developing fluency in your written work, consolidating your knowledge of grammatical and lexical structures and preparation of information to present orally to the group.
A mid-point assessment will test your ability in all four language skills and your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. This will be based on real IELTS exam tasks.
Your final assessment will be a ‘mock’ test, conducted internally, based on the IELTS exam format, and testing your ability in the four language skills
The external examination is not compulsory, however, advice will be given on appropriate test dates and centres.
Internal placement test
Previous academic and English language studies and experience will be taken into account
If you need to prove your level of English for study, employment or immigration purposes, this is the class to improve and extend your skills. The IELTS exam is respected worldwide and will open doors for your future studies and employment.
This course develops your verbal and written communication skills and academic study skills, which you can later transfer to other academic studies or employment. Excellent communications skills are essential for the professional world and will make a difference to your effectiveness in interviews, face to face meetings, on the phone or in electronic communication.
You will develop an awareness of studying in the U.K, and even if you already have a degree in your home country, the academic IELTS pathway can help you to progress onto an Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme at a British university.
Our open evening, prior to the start of your course, includes a 1 to 1 interview, to find out your language targets and your study and career plans. We have had 30 years of experience in supporting our international students and many of us have been in the same position of studying in a foreign country, using a different language, so we know how it feels.
Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.
However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors.
We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.