Why choose IELTS?
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. IELTS is designed by experts to fairly assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS recognises both British and American English in terms of spelling, grammar and choice of words. It also incorporates a mix of native speaker accents from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US in the Listening component. The IELTS approach is recognised as being fair, reliable and valid to all candidates, whatever their nationality, cultural background, gender or special needs. The test questions are developed by a network known as the IELTS item writers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the US. They are based on real life sources (for example, advertisements, books, newspapers and company policies), therefore ensuring that they are always fit for purpose.
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A part-time IELTS exam preparation course takes place 3 days per week and students can choose the days they want to attend*. The course is currently running from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. The flexible nature of this course means it is ideal for full-time workers or those students that have limited time or other commitments. *There is a 15 minute break in each lesson so the number of hours taught per week is 8 hours and 15 minutes. The course book costs £25 and can be purchased at the reception.
A full-time IELTS exam preparation course at Speak Up London is 15 hours per week, 3 hours per day*. The course is currently running from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. This full-time course is designed for those who want to combine learning English with enjoying London/work part-time. *There is a 15 minute break in each lesson so the number of taught hours per week is 12.5 hours per week
Our IELTS course
Our IELTS course is designed for learners who wish to obtain a highly recognized accreditation, as well as, improve their English skills. The course includes working on general language, grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, as well as, pronunciation and speaking.
The exam which is split into four parts consists of three parts of speaking, three sections of reading, four sections of listening and two tasks of writing. Each section will be explained in depth and practiced in test conditions within the class to make sure each part is clear. An IELTS course at Speak Up London will help you to gain confidence in all aspects of the exam and in your own English skills. Constant feedback, correction and emphasis on speaking will give you an opportunity to develop your English. Helpful methods for reading and listening, writing correction and workshops, where the test will be analyzed, will also help you to completely understand and familiarize yourself with the exam. While studying you will also learn and practice the key elements of the IELTS exam which will be studied in depth along with tips and advice and specific vocabulary to help you gain the level you want. Every Friday, you will do a supervised IELTS Mock Exam, checked by your tutor, to show your progression and give you some guidance on which parts to improve on. Our material is hand selected to improve on crucial areas, these include phrasal verbs and idioms to impress the examiner and help you to achieve the score you want. The cost of the exam depends on the exam centre but the approximate cost is £160.
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