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Prepare to get a high score on your IELTS Test with an English Language Center (ELC) IELTS Test Preparation Course. ELC’s IELTS Test Preparation course is 30 lessons per week with start dates offered every Monday. The IELTS Test Preparation Course combines 20 lessons per week of General English and 10 lessons per week of IELTS exercises and practice questions. Students wishing to enroll in our IELTS Test Preparation Course must demonstrate a sufficient level of English proficiency by successfully passing a preliminary ELC English language assessment in order to participate in this course. Students who wish to enter a pathways program at ELC can include our IELTS Test Preparation Course as part of their studies.

ELC IELTS TEACHING METHODS

Offered year-round to intermediate through advanced students, the IELTS Test Preparation course is an intensive, 30-lesson per week course that prepares students for the IELTS test. Our highly qualified instructors help you prepare for and understand the test through the use of IELTS practice tests, and IELTS practice questions for the reading, writing, speaking, and listening sections of the IELTS test. Our instructors also teach test-taking strategies that include time management and question management. Instructors provide individualized help and advice during class based on your English skill level and the areas where you need improvement.

IELTS PREPARATION COURSE FACT FILE

  • Level requirements: Intermediate to proficiency
  • Class size: Average 9-10 students
    Maximum 12 students
    (14 during July and August only)
  • Number of lessons (per week): 20 General English lessons plus 10 IELTS lessons.
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old
    No maximum age requirement
  • Start dates:
    Boston: Every Monday, minimum of four weeks.
    Los Angeles: Session dates, minimum of four weeks
  • Test: ELC Los Angeles and ELC Boston are official IELTS Test Centers. Students can register for the Institutional IELTS Test when they register for the their course or when they arrive ELC.

IELTS TEST OVERVIEW

The IELTS test has grown in popularity over the years as an official exam to prove English language skills, particularly for study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. The IELTS test consists of four sections (or “papers”): Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. There are two modules for the IELTS test - academic and general training. The Listening and Speaking is the same for both modules of the IELTS test, but the Reading and Writing papers are different.

  • The IELTS Academic Writing paper asks the candidate to describe visual information in the their own words and also requires the candidate to discuss a point of view, argument, or problem. The candidate’s score is based on various assessment criteria with candidates being asked to write a specific number of words on the answer sheet supplied.
  • The IELTS Academic Reading paper supplies the candidate with three texts and a variety of question types. The topics generally apply to students at the undergraduate/postgraduate level. The candidate must transfer the answers to the answer sheet during the time allotted for the exam. The candidate’s final score is a band score between 1-9.
  • The IELTS Listening paper has four sections, with ten questions in each section. The sections deal with everyday social situations as well as education and training situations. Candidates write their answers on the answer sheet during the last ten minutes of the exam.
  • The IELTS Speaking paper includes a face-to-face interview between the candidate and examiner.
Each paper is broken down by time; 30 minutes for listening, 60 minutes for reading and writing, and 11-14 minutes time for speaking.

The ELC IELTS Test Preparation Course prepares the student for all test papers. The course format follows the IELTS test format so that students feel fully prepared on test day. All IELTS test papers are covered during the course, with each paper given equal weight. The curriculum is results-oriented and students have ample training time for each paper.

ELC Los Angeles and ELC Boston are official IELTS Test Centers. Students can register for the Institutional IELTS Test when they register for the their course or when they arrive ELC.

IELTS PREPARATION COURSE SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Time Section Monday Tuesday Wednes­day Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:40 A Grammar Structure & Usage
10:40 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:40 B Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
12:40 - 1:40   LUNCH BREAK
1:40 - 3:20 C IELTS Preparation

IELTS TEST PREPARATION COURSE DATES AND FEES

COURSE IELTS PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week
DATES
  • Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
  • January 2* - January 27
  • October 9 - November 3
  • November 6 - December 1
  • December 4 - December 29
EXTRAS IELTS materials fee (one-time fee) $70
The cost of the IELTS test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the IELTS test at www.ielts.org.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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