IELTS Preparation Courses

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. For full information:

There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

The IELTS band score scale
9 Expert user
8 Very good user (Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE))
7 Good user (Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE))
6 Competent user (Cambridge English: First (FCE))
5 Modest user
4 Limited user
3 Extremely limited user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non use
0 Did not attempt the test

There are two modules to choose from:

• for people wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels • for people wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK)
• for profesional reasons • for people wishing to train or study at below degree level

Each organisation sets its own entry requirements. Please check with the organisation you are applying to in order to check:

  • which module you should take
  • which band score is required

Placement Test

If you do not know your current level of English, we recommend that you take a Placement Test before starting a preparation course. We can then advise you as to whether you are likely to achieve the band score required.

Preparation Course Content

Our preparation course provides practice of all four parts and language skills covered in the IELTS test - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All material is included. Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking test but there are different reading and writing tests for IELTS Academic and General Training.

The 12-hour course will ensure that you are familiar with the types of task included in an IELTS test (e.g. writing a short essay; speaking about a topic for 2 minutes) and provide you with useful tips and techniques. You will receive feedback, learn from your answers and become more confident in your skills and abilities. This will improve your performance on the day of the test.


Belgrano: International House Belgrano, Sucre 2084, Tel: 4785 4425
Recoleta: International House Recoleta, Pacheco de Melo 2555, Tel: 4805 6393

Length: 8 x 1.5 hr lessons. 12 hours in total.
Days: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
Times: 19.30-21.00

Please check availability with the institute.

Group classes are organised when possible but most classes are individual (1:1) or 2:1

Contact us for dates and fees: