What is the IELTS Semi Intensive Academic Preparation (IELTS) ?

IELTS Academic Preparation CRICOS course code: 062542A

This course is designed to develop the language skills and knowledge of Intermediate to Advanced level students, and to prepare them for the general or academic modules of the IELTS test. The course is challenging and fast-paced, with a clear focus on improving both English language skills and exam techniques.

Study Mode

Semi Intensive Day: 20 hours per week (Monday to Thursday)

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Semi Intensive Evening: 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

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Key Features

Key Features

  • Examination skills
  • Fluency and pronunciation
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Writing skills
  • Listening & reading skills
  • Academic vocabulary, writing, listening and reading skills
  • Grammar in context
  • Oral presentation skills and tutorials
  • Academic research skills and study skills

Who is the IELTS Academic Preparation course designed for?

  • For Intermediate and Advanced English level students who wish to prepare for the IELTS test or improve their academic English skills
  • For students who need to obtain  a level of English to further pursue academic studies at diploma, undergraduate or post graduate qualification levels
  • Enhancing a CV by highlighting a proficiency in English level for migration and career opportunity purposes

Learning Outcomes

  • Increasing English language skills in the key IELTS test areas: writing, speaking, listening and reading
  • Increasing general English ability in grammar, vocabulary and functional language
  • Developing familiarity with the IELTS test format
  • Testing and exam preparation
  • Practising a range of test-taking strategies
  • Exposure to meeting time limits

More information about IELTS Semi Intensive Academic Preparation (IELTS)

Course Content:

  • Increasing English language skills in the key IELTS test areas: writing, speaking, listening and reading
  • Increasing general English ability in grammar, vocabulary and functional language
  • Developing familiarity with the IELTS test format Testing and exam preparation
  • Practising a range of test-taking strategies within set time limits

Course Hours and Duration:

  • Semi-Intensive: 20 hours per week, 5 hours per day, Monday to Thursday
  • Semi Intensive Evening: 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday
  • Course duration is from 2 weeks to 24 weeks

Levels of Study:

This course is offered at the following two levels:

  • Intermediate: For students aiming for IELTS 5.5
  • Upper Intermediate/Advanced: For students aiming for IELTS 6.5 or higher

Assessment:

Regular progress testing and mock IELTS exam practice.

Certification:

  • International House Sydney
  • Students who take the IELTS exam receive an official test report from IELTS.
  • Intermediate level or minimum IELTS score of 4.5
  • Upper Intermediate/Advanced or minimum IELTS score of 5.5

 

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Please present the following to International House Sydney:

  • Original copy of English level test score
  • Section A of the application form
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you do not have an official English level test score:

  • You  will be required to take our in-school English level test, available every Wednesday at 2:45pm at Level 1, 203 Clarence Street, Sydney. Other days and times can also be arranged, at your request.

You will also need to provide:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you are applying from outside Sydney, please complete the following:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Section B of the application form – assessment questions 2 & 3
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms
  • Students will also be required to complete a short telephone or Skype speaking test