IELTS PREPARATION

You can start on any Monday

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised and accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

IELTS is available in two test versions: Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Our IELTS course helps you to achieve your target score, pinpoint your weaknesses and improve within as short a time as possible.

You need to have at least an Intermediate level of English to join our IELTS course; you will be given the chance to start with our General English programme then move onto the IELTS preparation course at a later stage once you reach the required level

For more information about the test, check the IELTS official website for full details

Course Length:  Flexible
Course Hours:  Daytime Full-time (20 hours per week)
 Evening Full-time (20 hours per week)
Course Entry Level:  Any level
Class Size:  Average 11 students per class
Start dates:  Any Monday (except public holidays, please refer to our calendar)

 

After completing your course, you’ll be able to:
  • Speak with greater fluency and coherence
  • Speak with improved pronunciation and intonation
  • Respond to a wide variety of everyday topics and provide well-supported opinions on a range of topical issues
  • Speak and write with a wider and more accurate range of vocabulary
  • Speak and write with a wider and more accurate range of grammatical structures
  • Formulate well-considered, complete responses to writing tasks
  • Write with improved coherence and cohesion
  • Skim advanced reading texts to identify text type, purpose, audience, gist and individual main ideas
  • Understand and use speed reading skills
  • Identify meaning from context when reading
  • Locate specific detail swiftly when reading
  • Identify text type, purpose, audience, gist and individual main ideas when listening
  • Listen for both main idea and detail
  • Understand various question types and engage processes to effectively deal with them when reading or listening

There are more than 1000 location in over 140 countries; You can sit the test here in Auckland at one of its 4 different venues. Please Contact us if you need assistance booking your test, one of our staff will guide you through the whole process.

To be enrolled into our IELTS class, the students should meet all of the following criteria.


New students

  1. Must achieve over Intermediate level on Aspiring’s placement grammar test
  2. Must pass an Interview test
  3. Must be able to complete writing test 1 with a satisfactory result
  4. Is planning to take an IELTS test

Alternatively, if the your level is lower than the required to join the course, you will start in the General English course.

Please note that  If you have taken the IELTS test and have achieved an overall band of 5.0, you will be exempt from the grammar and writing tests; however, the test result must be no older than 1 year (12 months)


Current Students

  1. Must be studying at a higher than Level 3 (Intermediate)
  2. Require current tutor’s recommendation/approval
  3. Must be able to complete writing test 1 with a satisfactory mark (Available only on Fridays)
  4. Must pass an Interview (Available only on Fridays)
  5. Is planning to take an IELTS test