The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination is one of the world’s leading English language qualifications. A good IELTS score is often necessary for academic admission, immigration purposes, and even for employment.
Taking IELTS courses at UK College of English can help you get ready for the IELTS, but you may be wondering whether you have the time to prepare. Fortunately, our IELTS programme is designed with busy students in mind. Find out how our courses can fit your schedule.
Choose to Attend Your IELTS Course in the Morning or Late Afternoon
Our IELTS programme has courses that are available at different times during the day to better fit your schedule. Our Academic IELTS and our Part-Time Course are for students who have a minimum B2 (upper intermediate) level of English and who want to get a good score on the IELTS. The Academic IELTS course is 15 hours per week, and you can choose between an AM or PM schedule.
The Part-Time course is also designed for students who want a good IELTS score but can’t commit to the 15 hours per week that the Academic IELTS programme requires. The Part-Time course is just 6 hours per week, with classes at 18:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, which is perfect if you work during the day.
Not Ready for Academic IELTS Yet? Choose the IELTS Pathway Programme Instead
If you want to take an IELTS course, but you are not ready for the Academic or Part-Time IELTS programme, the IELTS Pathway is a great choice. This course is for students with a minimum B1 (intermediate) level of English, and it prepares you to eventually enrol in the Academic or Part-Time IELTS programme. Students are given an overview of the Academic IELTS test, and work on the four skill areas covered by the test: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The IELTS Pathway is offered in the mornings and requires just 15 hours per week, so it is a good option if you are working in the afternoons or evenings.
Don’t Forget About Individual Courses If You Want Even More Flexibility
When it comes to IELTS training, you aren’t limited to our dedicated IELTS programme. Individual courses are another great option, especially if your schedule often changes, or if you work shifts. With individual courses, you get to create a timetable for your courses that works best for you. If the four dedicated IELTS courses don’t fit with your schedule, you can enrol in an individual course that does.
Another great advantage of individual courses is that they allow you to focus on specific skills for your IELTS examination. For example, you may feel confident about your listening and speaking skills, but you may feel that your writing skills need improvement. Your trainer can help you develop a plan of study during your individual course to improve your writing skills for IELTS. That way, you are making the best use of your study time and progressing quicker.
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