What is the course about?
This course prepares you for IELTS, the world's most popular English test for study, professional and migration purposes, giving you a result recognised internationally. You will cover the complete range of high language skills, combined with extensive exam training, aiming at preparing you for the score between 6-9, depending on your personal requirements and skills.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
The course is pitched at upper intermediate-proficiency level (B1-C2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In order to join the course you will need to be at least at upper intermediate level. Our team of initial assessors will help you take the right decision as to the best level of your course.
What topics does the course cover?
You will cover the complete range of topics needed at upper intermediate- proficiency levels, typical for IELTS and determined by learners' needs. You will prepare for all the four papers of IELTS: Reading , Writing, Listening and Speaking.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be assessed by your class work and homework assignments, project work and self -study, regular progress checks, mock exams and ongoing monitoring. You will be given regular feedback on your performance and progress.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
There are no compulsory materials, except a folder and a pen. You will be provided with necessary handouts and other resources. The teacher will advise you on self- study materials, which you may or may not choose to purchase, as well as free resources, which you will be encouraged to use.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you will have developed general language skills at upper intermediate-proficiency level, become familiar with the exam format and trained in exam strategies. You will cover the language areas in order to pass the four parts of IELTS: Listening, Speaking and General and Academic Reading and Writing. IELTS uses a 9- band scale and our aim is to prepare you for the highest possible result, depending on your progress and requirements.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
WAES offers a wide range of progression opportunities to higher level Cambridge courses. Depending on your progress and interests, you may be able to move up to Cambridge English: First, Advanced or Proficiency or choose from a range of our general English or professional programmes (e.g. Marketing, Business Administration, Customer Service etc).