Part-time IELTS Exam Preparation Classes

What is it? Who is it for? Minimum Age
IELTS Exam Preparation Course Anyone wanting to improve their exam techniques for IELTS 18
Level Cost When?
CEFR B2 / minimum IELTS 5.0 £375 including all tuition and materials. Exam entry fee not included. Monday & Wednesday Evenings
Hours Maximum Class Size
Accommodation Social Programme
Part-time - 3 hours per week for 12 weeks 18 students Not available No

IELTS Preparation Course PhotoIf you're planning on taking IELTS then our part-time evening classes can help you prepare.

IELTS is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 1.7 million people each year. IELTS (Academic) assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study. It is used for entry to universities all over the world, including Sheffield.

The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) is an official IELTS test centre and our teaching staff are qualified and experienced English language tutors. Our Centre is very modern, with spacious classrooms equipped with the latest technology and learning resources.


Course Details

These classes are suitable for anyone with little or no experience of IELTS or those that want to refresh their exam skills. The classes are not suitable for anyone already taking an IELTS preparation course or those who have a very strong understanding of the test. You may expect an improvement of half an band in each IELTS component from attending the course however this depends on external factors, like how much English is practiced and studied outside the classroom and if you have previously taken an IELTS preparation course.

The classes focus on the test techniques and papers and NOT on general language improvement at a specific level. The class is not suitable for students wanting to improve their IELTS grades more than 0.5 bands or who need significant language improvement to achieve a specific IELTS band score. You will be advised during the enrolment process if the ELTC feel the course is best suited to you and we CANNOT guarantee you will achieve any specific IELTS band at the end of the course.

Entry Levels (IELTS 5.5-6.0) Low B2 or equivalent. The course is not suitable for anyone with a lower or higher level of English.

After completing your preparation course you can also take your IELTS exam at our centre. Further information about upcoming IELTS exams at the ELTC can be found on our IELTS webpage.

When will the classes take place?

The courses are for 12 weeks and you will attend 2 classes of 1.5 hours a week (a total of 36 hours of instruction)

Course Start Date End Date Exam Date

Term 2 - IELTS Preparation Course

(12 weeks)

Monday 10 February 2020

Wednesday 20 May 2020**

To be confirmed

** The University has a 3 week Easter vacation from 6 April to 24 April 2020, so there are no classes between these dates.

How much does the course cost?

The fee for this course is £375.

Course fees will include tuition, study book, practice test resources and extra learning materials. You will also receive a University of Sheffield student card, giving you access to the University facilities, including library and computer systems, for the duration of the course.

If you choose to take your IELTS exam at the ELTC you must pay an additional exam entry fee. Currently the IELTS entry fee at our centre is £162.00.

All fees must be paid in advance before you start the course.

It is possible to sit an IELTS exam without attending a course at the ELTC. Please click here to find out more about just taking the IELTS exam.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a place on the course, you should complete the online application form by clicking the link below.

Application Form

The deadline to apply for this course is Monday January 20th 2020.

After completing the application form you will be required to attend a part-time course enrolment event. You will need to bring evidence of your English level (e.g. an English test certificate) if you have any to the enrolment event. At the enrolment event you will complete a written task and have a spoken interview. We will then discuss with you whether the IELTS preparation course is suited based on your experience and English level.

The enrolment event dates and times will be sent to you after you complete the application form.


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