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English IELTS Exam Preparation Course (35 lessons per week)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally recognised qualification and entry requirement for universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also widely used by governments as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is accepted by various professional organisations.
When you enrol onto the IELTS course, the teachers will equip you with the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to excel at this exam. The preparation course includes a mix of:
* General English classes
* IELTS verbal skills
* Test-taking strategies
* Structured study
This program is ideal if:
* You would like to attend a university or college in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand
* You want to improve your IELTS score to achieve personal or academic goals
* You want a preparation course that can be tailored to your specific needs
* Program length: 5 or 10 weeks
* 20 lessons of General English + 8 lessons of IELTS preparation + 7 sessions of structured study
* General English lessons: These lessons help you to develop the 4 essential language disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as improve your grammar and vocabulary
* IELTS Preparation lessons: These lessons are highly focused exam preparation classes that cover all sections of the IELTS exam in detail and teach you the verbal skills and test-taking strategies required for success in the exam
* Supplementary Structured Study sessions: Your personalised structured study plan will enable you to sharpen your exam technique and continue to work on essential language skills. You will have full access to our extensive library of online exercises, course books and computer simulation tests.
* Minimum age:16
* Entry level requirements: Intermediate-advanced
All students studying for 5 or more weeks will be monitored regularly and progress will be recorded in an Individual Student File. The Individual Student File will show how each key English skill has developed and pinpoint the areas of language training which can be improved upon.
At the end of IELTS course, students receive a Certificate of Achievement detailing the level of proficiency in English achieved. The certificate, together with your Individual Student File, documents your language achievements and can be presented to future employers or educational institutions as proof of your English ability.
Your ultimate reward will be the improvement in your IELTS score when you take the exam and your acceptance letter confirming your place at the university you've been dreaming about.
09.15 - 15.15 - Your exact timetable will be confirmed at start of course.
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Bristol, London - Heathrow, London - Stansted or Gatwick
IELTS Exam Preparation Course
A number of activities are available alongside this course, including the sample activities listed below. Please note these may vary and be chargeable.
The school organises a weekly programme of activities for students to enjoy throughout the year, with a minimum of two activities per week and one excursion every weekend. During July and August, optional afternoon and evening activities are also organised. Typical activities include a variety of sports (football, golf, tennis, swimming, horse riding, rugby and abseiling) along with pub evenings and quizzes, parties, karaoke evenings and country walks. These are a great way to meet fellow students, practise English and make the most of Bath and the surrounding area. Further afield, typical excursions include trips to the famous university city of Oxford; Warwick Castle; Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare; the lively Welsh city of Cardiff; the bustling commercial centre of Bristol, with its shopping area and famous zoo; legendary Stonehenge; delightful villages in the Cotswolds and other surrounding beauty spots. There's certainly never a shortage of things to do, and the social activities manager is always on hand to help you make the most of your time here.
Accommodation prices may vary with season. See step 1 of the booking process for the final price. Supplementary nights may be available; prices indicated are per person. Double/twin rooms are available for most types of accommodation upon request; please contact us for details.
Accommodation prices include a one-off Cactus booking fee of 0.00.
Executive Host Family
Staying with a host family is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the language and culture of a country. By choosing an Executive Host Family you are guaranteed that extra level of luxury and privacy that may want, or require, out of your stay. You will have your own single room and private bathroom, and receive meals as stated (bed & breakfast, half board or full board). To ensure that we match you to the best family possible, we also ask that you let us know of any dietary requirements or preferences regarding as pets, children, non-smokers, etc. All host families are carefully selected and located within walking distance, or a short bus ride, of the school. A key is given to the outside door so you can come and go as you please. If for any reason you do not wish to eat at home please just notify the family in advance. It's great to experience the different cultural aspects of living with a family, such as different food and meal times, but please respect these too. We also suggest that you take some pictures of your family, friends and home as these can act as useful props for discussion.
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Staying with a host family is without doubt one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the language and culture of a country. They may not speak your language but that's all part of the learning experience - and fun! All host families are carefully selected and located within walking distance, or a short bus ride, of the school. You stay in a single room and receive meals as stated (bed & breakfast, half board or full board). Most families can cater for special dietary requirements, bed linen is provided, and laundry service and towels are sometimes included. A key is given to the outside door so you can come and go as you please. If for any reason you do not wish to eat at home please just notify the family in advance. It's great to experience the different cultural aspects of living with a family, such as different food and meal times, but please respect these too. We also suggest that you take some pictures of your family, friends and home as these can act as useful props for discussion.
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The School - Bath
The main school is located in Trim Street, in the heart of Bath, in an historic 18th century townhouse that used to belong to General Wolfe, who captured Quebec in a famous battle in 1742. The Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, the Abbey, shops and restaurants are all within a few minutes' walk of the school, and the bus and rail stations are just 5-10 minutes away. The school also uses a second building located on Milsom Street, just two minutes' walk from the main school, which offers more spacious classrooms. Facilites include comfortably furnished classrooms, a library with audio study facilities, a computer centre with wireless connection, a common room with tea and coffee facilities, a TV and video, a courtyard and offices. In total the school has capacity for around 100 students, and daily newspaper and magazines are provided for student use.
Best Time to Go
Bath has a temperate climate, although significantly warmer than some other locations at a similar latitude. It is on average drier and warmer than other parts of the United Kingdom located more northerly. The coldest month is February with an average temperature of 5°C and the warmest month is generally July with temperatures averaging 18°C.
Nationalities represented at this school
Students from over 40 different countries attend the school every year.
English IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Bath School:
Public Holidays for this school2013
December 25 , 26
Airport Transfer Options
Nearest Airport Bristol, London - Heathrow, London - Stansted or Gatwick
An airport transfer service is available. 0 pp one way.
Choose the option in step 2 of the booking process.
Other English courses at this school
- English General Course (20 lessons per week)
- English Individual Course (20 lessons per week)
- English Intensive Course (27 lessons per week)
- English Super-intensive Course (35 lessons per week)