IELTS preparation

About

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.

Discounts and promotions

  • If you are an existing student (within the last 12 months), register for 40 hours or more of Part-time English courses and get a S$100 discount.
  • Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

Where is this course taught?

Delivery

Our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey and helping you to achieve the results you desire through guidance and feedback which is specific to you and your goals. 

Our courses can be delivered in three options:

PART-TIME

  • study in a class size of maximum 18 students
  • we believe in keeping our classes small to maximise teacher-student interaction 
  • available at our Napier Road Centre and Toa Payoh Centre.

ONE-TO-ONE

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • exclusive one-to-one tuition, where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time
  • available at any of our five centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

PRIVATE GROUP

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • private closed group tuition available for any number of students
  • available at any of our five centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

Calendar and pricing

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

Term 1: January - March 2017

IELTS Starter

Class Location Date Day Time Fees
IELTS Starter B Napier Road 08 Jan - 26 Mar Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,720.00

IELTS Preparation - Academic

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,650.00
Napier Road  08 Jan - 26 Mar Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,720.00
Toa Payoh 07 Jan - 11 Mar Sat 11.00 - 16.45 S$1,720.00

IELTS Preparation - General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 04 Jan - 22 Mar Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,720.00

IELTS Writing Skills - Academic and General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road  08 Jan - 22 Jan Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$325.00
Napier Road  05 Feb - 26 Feb Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$430.00
Napier Road  05 Mar - 26 Mar Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$430.00

IELTS Express

 IELTS Express - Academic and General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 04 Jan - 25 Jan Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$505.00
Napier Road 01 Feb - 22 Feb Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$505.00
Napier Road 27 Feb - 22 Mar Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$575.00
Napier Road 06 Jan - 10 Feb Fri 18.50 - 21.30 S$575.00
Napier Road 17 Feb - 24 Mar Fri 18.50 - 21.30 S$575.00
Toa Payoh 15 Feb - 10 Mar Wed, Fri 19.00 - 21.20 S$575.00

IELTS Express - Academic and General

These courses below are only available at Toa Payoh Centre.

  • Choose any Sunday to start (from 8 January 2017)
  • Every Sunday for four weeks
  • Fees: S$575.00 
Level Class Timing
IELTS Express (Academic/General) 09.00 - 13.00

Term 2: March - May 2017

IELTS Starter

Class Location Date Day Time Fees
IELTS Starter A Napier Road 02 Apr - 18 Jun Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,720.00

IELTS Preparation - Academic

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 28 Mar - 15 Jun Tue, Thu 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,720.00
Napier Road 02 Apr - 18 Jun Sun 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,720.00
Toa Payoh 25 Mar - 27 May Sat 11.00 - 16.45 S$1,720.00

IELTS Preparation - General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 27 Mar - 14 Jun Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 S$1,720.00

IELTS Writing Skills - Academic and General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road  02 Apr - 23 Apr Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$430.00
Napier Road  30 Apr - 21 May Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$430.00
Napier Road  28 May - 18 Jun Sun 09.00 - 12.00 S$430.00

IELTS Express

IELTS Express - Academic and General

Location Date Day Time Fees
Napier Road 27 Mar - 19 Apr Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$575.00
Napier Road 24 Apr - 17 May Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$430.00
Napier Road 22 May - 14 Jun Mon, Wed 17.30 - 19.25 S$575.00
Napier Road 31 Mar - 05 May Fri 18.50 - 21.30 S$505.00
Napier Road 12 May - 16 Jun Fri 18.50 - 21.30 S$575.00

IELTS Express - Academic and General

These courses below are only available at Toa Payoh Centre.

  • Choose any Sunday to start (from 26 March 2017)
  • Every Sunday for four weeks
  • Fees: S$575.00 
Level Class Timing
IELTS Express (Academic/General) 09.00 - 13.00

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