Academic IELTS exam preparation course
Learn exam technique to pass your IELTS exam and get the language development you need to reach a 6.5 + score. Try a class for free!
What you will learn
Our Academic IELTS English language test course is an internationally recognised examination for English. Our preparation course is divided into exam and language development. That means we train you in the technique for each part of the exam, and raise your English to 6.5+ score. We also offer you the chance to take a mock test in exam conditions before you present for the certificate, and do a full speaking test with a certified Cambridge examiner.
You will learn core vocabulary for common exam topics and core grammar for a 6.5 + score.
There is extensive skills training for your speaking and writing exam and your teacher will take you through the best exam strategy to maximise your marks. As well as helping you reach your goals, you will also discover how you can apply this knowledge in your day-to-day English.
Flexible Courses Dates
In order to offer our students as much flexibility as possible, your subscription is on a monthly basis. We also offer you the option to make up any missed classes in a different timetable.
What is included in the Academic IELTS course?
- Self-study materials in our virtual classroom
- Weekly asynchronous tasks.
- Exclusive The Edinburgh Experience materials.
- Half hour tutorial a month with a teacher
- Video tutorials for each part of the exam
In addition, our Online Unlimited course is included in your fee. This course includes the following additional classes:
- Lunchtime Lessons (Tuesdays 12-12.30pm)
- Book Group (Wednesdays 6-6.45pm)
- Pronunciation Training (Fridays 11-11.45am)
- Scottish History (Fridays 12-12.45pm)
- Self-Study Classroom (asynchronous)
- Vocabulary Building class (asynchronous)
When would you like to start?
Our IELTS course is made up of 8 units and is continuous enrollment. This means you can join at any time as we will cycle back to previous units.
Who is this course for?
Many students find taking an exam a great way to motivate them to study English. Even if passing an exam isn’t your goal, all of the skills that we cover on the course are fundamental to increasing your level and improving your communication. A lot of exam tasks are also helpful for your day to day English too. This course is designed for people with a minimum B2 level of English. If you have a lower level we recommend following our general English courses first.
£100 per 4 week block
Part time: 6 months
AM: Mon- Wed, 12- 13.30pm
Hours per week
3 hours + 2 self-study
Course start dates
Rolling enrolment. Course starts every Monday
Max 10 per class
Laptop or mobile device recommended
If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.
We recommend a 6 month preparation period. This is the time it will take you to learn each part of the exam. This assumes you have the necessary level to reach an overall 6.5 score. If your level is lower, you will need more time before you are ready to present.
If your level is too low then we can’t accept you onto the course. This is for your own benefit. Although you may think that doing the exam technique is enough, if you don’t have a high enough level to follow the course you will not make progress. It is much better to do one of our general English or First Certificate courses first before doing this exam course.
We prepare students for the academic IELTS exam. However, the two are quite similar and your teacher can advise you on the differences while you study the course.
The language exam you take depends on your needs. As a general rule, if you want to study in the UK or need an English qualification for visa requirements, then IELTS is the best option. If you want a qualification to take back home with you, then Cambridge exams are a better choice.
We are not an exam centre, so we can prepare you for the exam but you have to sit it elsewhere. The exam centre we work with is very near the school and we will help you with your application.
You’ll receive your results after 13 days.
Why choose our Academic IELTS English language test course?
We consistently have an over 90% pass rate for our exam candidates
As an official Cambridge preparation centre, our highly qualified team will help you reach your English language goals. We make sure you have the support and the training you need to pass your exam. And our results speak for themselves.
Our teachers have over a decade of experience in delivering IELTS courses
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Since we opened our English school in Edinburgh in 2012, we have welcomed students from all over the world. Our goal is for you to have the best possible learning experience, and we are really proud of our 5 star Google rating.
Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and enjoy excellent English classes!
By following our Book Group and Scottish History session on our Online Unlimited course, you will learn to unlock the secrets to learning real English while discovering Scottish history, culture, and English literature.
Meet your teachers
A school is only ever as good as its teachers and we have the best in the business. All of our teachers are highly qualified and have a minimum of 5 years experience.