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.

Are you curious what it is like to attend language classes in our virtual classroom? Watch our demo and take a (online) tour in our virtual classroom.

Classroom course

€245,00

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Starting from 7 September 2020

+ 1 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 215,00

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Starting from 9 September 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: 7 September 2020 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Monday7 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday14 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday21 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday28 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday5 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday12 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday19 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday26 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday2 November 202018:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday9 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday16 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday23 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday30 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday7 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday14 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday21 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday28 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday4 November 202020:0021:45

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  • 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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