IELTS preparation courses

About these courses

Our IELTS preparation courses give you the confidence and skills to get the results you need in the IELTS test.

If you intend to study or work where English is the language of communication, IELTS will give you an excellent measure of your skills. These courses are not suitable if you have little or no knowledge of English; a General English course is more relevant in this case.

On these courses, you will:

  • learn with British Council IELTS experts who are trained to help you realise your potential
  • receive tips, practice and feedback to go into the test fully prepared for the challenges ahead
  • look at authentic exam papers to practice and explore each exam area
  • feel confident in answering questions quickly and effectively by developing an awareness of common topics and question types.

Where is this course taught?

Calendar and pricing

These courses are available at our Napier Road Centre and Toa Payoh Centre.

Term 4: September - December 2014

IELTS starter

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 28 Sep - 14 Dec Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1635

IELTS academic writing skills

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 28 Sep - 19 Oct Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$410
Napier Road 26 Oct - 16 Nov Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$410
Napier Road 23 Nov - 14 Dec Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$410

IELTS general writing skills

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 28 Sep - 19 Oct Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$310
Napier Road 26 Oct - 09 Nov Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$310
Napier Road 23 Nov - 07 Dec Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$310

IELTS express

IELTS express academic

Teaching Centre Date Days Time Fees
Napier Road 22 Sep - 15 Oct Mon, Wed  17.30 - 19.25  S$480.00 
Napier Road 26 Sep - 31 Oct Fri  18.50 - 21.30  S$545.00 
Napier Road 20 Oct - 12 Nov Mon, Wed  17.30 - 19.25 S$480.00
Napier Road 07 Nov - 12 Dec Fri 18.50 - 21.30  S$545.00
Napier Road 17 Nov - 10 Dec Mon, Wed  17.30 - 19.25  S$545.00 
Toa Payoh 21 Sep - 19 Oct Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$545.00 
Toa Payoh 02 Nov - 23 Nov Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$545.00 

IELTS express general

Teaching Centre Date Days Time Fees
Napier Road 23 Sep - 9 Oct Tue, Thu 18.50 - 21.30 S$545.00
Napier Road 14 Oct - 30 Oct Tue, Thu 18.50 - 21.30 S$545.00
Napier Road 4 Nov - 20 Nov Tue, Thu 18.50 - 21.30 S$545.00
Napier Road 25 Nov - 11 Dec Tue, Thu 18.50 - 21.30 S$545.00
Toa Payoh 21 Sep - 19 Oct Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$545.00
Toa Payoh 02 Nov - 23 Nov Sun 09.00 - 13.00 S$545.00

IELTS preparation - academic

Teaching Centre Date Days Time Fees
Napier Road 22 Sep - 10 Dec Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1635.00
Napier Road 23 Sep - 11 Dec Tue, Thu 19.35 - 21.30 S$1635.00
Napier Road 28 Sep - 14 Dec Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1635.00

IELTS preparation - general training

Teaching Centre Date Days Time Fees
Napier Road 22 Sep - 10 Dec Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1635.00

Term 1: January - March 2015

IELTS starter

Teaching centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier road 11 Jan - 29 Mar Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,670.00

IELTS preparation - academic

Teaching centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier road 7 Jan - 25 Mar Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,600.00
Napier road 6 Jan - 26 Mar Tue, Thu 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,670.00
Napier road 11 Jan - 29 Mar Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,670.00

IELTS preparation - general

Teaching centre Date Day Time Fees
Napier road 7 Jan - 25 Mar Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,600.00

Learning outcomes

IELTS starter

This course is for students who plan to take the IELTS test in the future but need additional work on fundamental language skills.  

This course will help students to develop their grammar and vocabulary further while beginning their journey towards succeeding in the IELTS test.

The class will comprise of IELTS activities and tasks and also a range of general skills tasks to help improve students’ English.  

Students will improve their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing which are key components of the IELTS test.

IELTS writing skills

These courses are to help IELTS candidates who are capable in the listening, reading and speaking components of IELTS, but are having difficulty achieving a satisfactory result in the writing component.

During the course, you will study:

  • graphs and processes
  • paragraphing and organisation in essays
  • coherence and cohesion
  • appropriate linking to enhance meaning

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • identify the requirements of Writing Task 1 and 2 and plan appropriately
  • analyse different types of questions
  • write in an appropriate text type or format
  • express facts and describe trends
  • summarise the relevant information and group appropriately describe processes
  • express your opinion effectively in an opinion essay.

IELTS express

This is for students with a high level of English but with little time to prepare for the Academic or the General IELTS test.

The course does not offer the comprehensive instruction of a full 12 week IELTS preparation course, but it does aim to help people with a limited amount of study time achieve a higher grade in the IELTS test

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • write appropriate text types with greater accuracy in a suitable register
  • answer comprehension questions on written texts as found in the IELTS test
  • perform with greater confidence in the oral component of the examination
  • understand English spoken by native speakers at natural speed and answer questions as required by the IELTS test.

IELTS preparation - academic

Are you preparing for the IELTS Academic test? A high grade is often required if you're planning to study at universities in English speaking countries, and at some institutions in Singapore.

This course is for students who are already competent users of English. It will focus on developing the academic English skills required to score well in the IELTS Academic test.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • learn how to interpret and describe graphs in writing
  • learn how to write a discursive or opinion essay
  • learn how to read and interpret academic texts
  • answer comprehension questions on written texts as found in the IELTS test
  • learn how to identify specific information and infer point of view in written texts
  • take part in discussions and practise the speaking skills required in the IELTS test
  • perform with confidence in the oral component of the IELTS test
  • learn how to take accurate notes from a spoken text or dialogue
  • listen to a variety of spoken text types of the kind used  the IELTS test.

IELTS preparation - general training

This course is for students who are competent users of English but need to develop their skills to gain an appropriate grade in the IELTS General test.

The IELTS General test is often required if you plan to emigrate or work temporarily in an English speaking country.

The course will develop the skills required to score well in all four parts of the test.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • learn how to write a formal letter
  • learn how to write a discursive or opinion essay
  • learn how to read and interpret English texts on a variety of topics
  • answer comprehension questions on written texts as found in the IELTS test
  • learn how to identify specific information and infer point of view in written tests
  • take part in discussions and practise the speaking skills required in the IELTS test
  • perform with confidence in the oral component of the test
  • learn how to take accurate notes from a spoken text or dialogue
  • listen to a variety of spoken text types of the kind used in the IELTS test