IELTS Exam Preparation course

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

Preparing for the IELTS exam? Do this efficiently in our IELTS preparation course. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam.

In order to ensure a safe learning environment for our students, we took measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

Classroom course

€245,00

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Starting from 17 November 2020

+ 1 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 215,00

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Starting from 19 November 2020

+ 1 more dates

About the IELTS exam preparation course

IELTS Examentraining

This training aims to help you improve your English skills and prepare you for the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System). If you need to improve your score we can help you develop the skills you need. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam.

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Learning goals

This course focuses on:

  •  listening (comprehension, supporting ideas, important details);
  •  structure (revision of tenses, completing sentences and finding grammatical errors);
  •  reading (main ideas, inferences, vocabulary);
  •  writing (analysing exam questions, organising and developing ideas in standard English);
  •  speaking (keeping up a conversation, language of discussion, vocabulary);
  •  exam strategies (timing, avoiding misleading answers).

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Method

During the course we will work in groups, pairs and also do some tasks individually. This course also involves self-study.

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Time investment

This course consists of 9 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book and workbook. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Active participation is preferred during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 80% of the meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.
  • We also offer this course during the summer. Click here to view the Summer School IELTS Exam Preparation course (B2+).

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday17 November 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday24 November 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday1 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday8 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday15 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday5 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday12 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday19 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday26 January 202120:1521:45

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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Thursday19 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday26 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday3 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday10 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday17 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday7 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday14 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday21 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday28 January 202120:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Monday8 February 202118:0019:45
    Monday15 February 202118:0019:45
    Monday22 February 202118:0019:45
    Monday1 March 202118:0019:45
    Monday8 March 202118:0019:45
    Monday15 March 202118:0019:45
    Monday22 March 202118:0019:45
    Monday29 March 202118:0019:45
    Monday12 April 202118:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 9 February 2021 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday9 February 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday16 February 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday23 February 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday2 March 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday9 March 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday16 March 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday23 March 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday30 March 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday6 April 202120:0021:45

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