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IELTS Exam Preparation Course

IELTS Preparation Course

Notting Hill College preparation for IELTS programme help’s students to practice the examination strategies. The programme focuses on the four modules of the IELTS exam. Throughout the course you will provided with authentic IELTS exam materials to give you further opportunities to master the exam techniques. Every week, your teacher will give you their feedback on your performance, and due to this you will be consistently updated on your progress.

In the IELTS Preparation lessons, we will:

  • Focus on IELTS exam strategies and techniques to help you achieve your highest score.

  • Bring you a part of an authentic IELTS exam to familiarise you with the exam format.

  • Practice the four modules of the IELTS (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking)

Ideal for Foreign Students Preparing For IELTS

IELTS preparation is for students who want to take the IELTS exam, which is part of the pathway towards university education for foreign students in the UK.

IELTS Preparation Course Key facts

  • Hours per week equal 10 or 15
  • Hours per day equal 2 to 3
  • Levels available are A2 to C1
  • Minimum age 16
  • Course starts each Monday
  • Maximum No. per class 8
  • Assessment completed every week
  • End of course certificate available
  • Extra cost for course materials
  • Free internet to students
  • Free coffee and tea facilities

The Most Effective Way to Improve Your IELTS Score at a Quick Pace!

What is it?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work in a country where English is the main language of communication.

Who is it for?

The IELTS course at Notting Hill College prepares students who wish to study at the following degree levels:

  • Pre-sessional

  • Foundation

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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IELTS Course Components

Classes are small (maximum of 8 students) to increase your communication time and allow your teachers to focus on your individual needs. Each class will focus on an interesting topic, with a variety of activities that address the key language skills of speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary. In order to help you maximise your learning, and, allow you to have more attention and correction from your teacher.

  • Language Development will be focusing on, grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation

  • Skills Development will be focusing on listening, speaking, reading & writing

The course is also suitable for people who want to emigrate to an English-speaking country to work or attend work-related training.

Taking the IELTS Test: 

You must take the IELTS test at an official IELTS centre. The only test centre in Manchester is at the University of Manchester Language Centre. On their website you can find available test dates and an application form that you can print out:

You can ask your teachers for advice about when to take your test and try to book it as early as possible. Test centres can become fully booked quite quickly, especially in June and July, so leaving it to the last minute may mean that you have to travel to another city or even take it in your home country. There are more than 800 test centres and locations in over 130 countries where you can take the IELTS exam. The following website will help you to find a test centre outside of Manchester:

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: Australia, and The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).  IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the main language used.


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