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IELTS Preparation


Course Description

The course is designed to address the skills and strategies required to improve bands in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The course concentrates on all four key skill areas, including Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, and language functions. Students will benefit from practice tests and resources based on actual IELTS tests.

Certification: NZQA Approved Training Schemes

Duration: 1 week +
Tuition Hours: 20 hours teaching + 10 hours self-directed study per week
Level: 5
Intakes: Weekly

Entry Requirement

A minimum age of 16 years old is required. Students need to have an intermediate level of English demonstrated through a minimum score of 140 on the Oxford Placement Test (IELTS level​) or other recognized international tests.

International students must also possess an appropriate visa with a valid study condition.

Course Structure

This course will give you intense practice in:

  • IELTS listening

  • IELTS reading

  • IELTS writing

  • IELTS speaking

  • Vocabulary & grammar

The course runs on a 12-week cycle and is delivered as full-time study. Full-time study comprises 20 hours of contact classroom time over 5 mornings or afternoons each week and 10 hours of self-directed study. Students will attend IELTS mock tests once every 3 weeks to assess their IELTS levels. The basics of the test include listening attentively, understanding a reading text, finding information quickly and efficiently, improving writing skills, grammar and sentence structures, common errors to avoid and preparation tips will be covered in this programme.​

Focused students can expect to increase their score by 0.5 to 2 over a 12-week period.


About Our IELTS Specialist 

Martin Renner

IELTS teacher

Martin is a highly skilled professional responsible for our IELTS course.

He used to be an IELTS examiner in Beijing, so he is familiar with assessment process and criteria. 

His diverse cultural backgrounds and strong interpersonal skills enable to interact effectively with students.

IELTS is significant importance for individuals aiming to study, work, or migrate to English-speaking countries. 

Beyond academic or professional needs, preparing for IELTS can enhance a person's overall language skills, fostering better communication in English.
You will be able to improve strong critical thinking skills through a course, as well as ability to serve as a standardized, globally recognized measure of English language proficiency, facilitating educational, professional, and personal opportunities for individuals seeking to engage in English-speaking environments.



Martin has published several books in China!


Students' Voice

Rikuya Nishimura

Rikuya is from Japan. He had studied with us for three weeks in IELTS course. He originally obtained a good score already, but he aimed higher. Even though he enrolled for only three weeks at first, he decided to come back and study longer. 

Fedor Mitrofanov

Fedor is from Russia. His very first IELTS score was 4.5.

When he decided to start the course with us, his score was around 5.5, and he raised his score to 6.5 which was beyond his goal in 6 months.

He will transfer to Whitecliffe to pursue his education in digital design.

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