This is the highest level of English taught at the institute. There is no specific structure in the course, as IELTS is usually taught on an individual basis and is tailored to each candidate’s level and needs. However, there is 2.5-hour weekly group course, which aims to prepare students for the exams at the end of the year (May or June). Candidates are assessed in their reading / writing / listening / speaking skills, all of which carry a 25% weight of the overall grade. There are 1-3 exam dates per month and candidates get their results within two weeks after the exam date.
N.B. All universities, colleges and companies accept the IELTS Certificate, provided that it is passed with a respectable grade. Depending on the situation, the required grade changes, but candidates normally need a minimum 6.0 to be able to use the certificate successfully.
Some information on IELTS:
The International English Language Testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2 million tests taken in the last year.
IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.
The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 8,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.
You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.