In this course, you will prepare for either the Academic or the General Training IELTS exam. You will study reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and you will learn effective test-taking strategies to succeed in the exam. You will also have access to the IELTS preparation materials in the Learning Self Access Centre in the Ara Library.
You can join the course on any Monday. The current course ends on Friday 2 July and it will be offered again from September 2021. Domestic students can enrol in 4-week or 6-week blocks, and international students can enrol for any number of weeks (minimum 4 weeks).
Whey applying for this course, you will be given a placement test, including a writing test, to confirm that you are at the appropriate level.
The timetable for this course is Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-11am (22 hours per week of class time). A textbook is provided.
This course is offered at the Christchurch campus only.
You can take the IELTS test at our Christchurch campus, which is the largest IELTS test centre in the South Island. Instructions on how to book a test, plus dates and times of tests, are published on the following web page: