IELTS Exam Preparation course

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.


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Starting from 12 September 2019

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.

We also offer this course in summer.

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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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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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  • 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 25% discount.
  • We also offer this course during the summer. Click here to view the Summer School IELTS Exam Preparation course (B2+).

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  • Starting date: 12 September 2019
    Thursday12 September 201918:0019:45
    Thursday19 September 201918:0019:45
    Thursday26 September 201918:0019:45
    Thursday3 October 201918:0019:45
    Thursday10 October 201918:0019:45
    Thursday17 October 201918:0019:45
    Thursday24 October 201918:0019:45
    Thursday31 October 201918:0019:45
    Thursday7 November 201918:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 20 November 2019
    Wednesday20 November 201918:0019:45
    Wednesday27 November 201918:0019:45
    Wednesday4 December 201918:0019:45
    Wednesday11 December 201918:0019:45
    Wednesday18 December 201918:0019:45
    Wednesday8 January 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday15 January 202018:0019:45
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    Wednesday29 January 202018:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2020
    Monday10 February 202020:0021:45
    Monday17 February 202020:0021:45
    Monday24 February 202020:0021:45
    Monday2 March 202020:0021:45
    Monday9 March 202020:0021:45
    Monday16 March 202020:0021:45
    Monday23 March 202020:0021:45
    Monday30 March 202020:0021:45
    Monday6 April 202020:0021:45

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