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IELTS Preparation Course in Leeds (30 lessons per week)
This is a full-time course that combines the general skills needed to live and study in the UK with special exam preparation classes. Each week you will attend 22 hours of classes. The morning classes (3 hours per day) focus on General English skills. Here you will be given the opportunity to improve your overall speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities, by using a variety of teaching resources and with a variety of themes and topics. It is essential to improve your General English in order to achieve your desired band in IELTS.
Afternoon classes (1.5 hours per day) focus on language skills, as well as exam skills and exam practice. You will focus on all parts of the test, practising the different question types and learning the skills you need to do your best. You will also work on increasing your range and your accuracy of grammar and vocabulary.
The aim of the course is to improve overall attainment in the four key skills areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The IELTS preparation module uses specialised study materials and previous Cambridge IELTS test papers to focus on areas of weakness and enable students to achieve their required grade under mock test conditions prior to entering for the actual test. An average of 1 hour of self-study/homework is set every day, and students are expected to complete this on their own time.
When students are ready to take the IELTS test the school administrator will assist you in completing the test registration form and booking the next available test date at the nearest IELTS testing centre. This service is offered to all registered students at no additional cost. The exam is offered approximately once per month. The course price does not include the exam fee of approx £140.
09.30 - 13.00 Mon to Fri General English 14.00 - 16.30 Tues to Thurs IELTS - Your exact timetable will be confirmed at start of course.
On first day, Written test (1 hr) + spoken test (15 mins)
Included in the course fees
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IELTS Exam Preparation Course
Materials are included. Students staying for 10 weeks or more will be able to keep the books. Otherwise, it costs approx £25 should you want to purchase a text book.
The school is closed on public holidays, and missed lessons are not reimbursed.
Evenings and weekends in Leeds are lively, with a wide range of bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas and shops. Leeds is about an hour away from Manchester and just over 2 hours by train from both London and Edinburgh. Leeds therefore provides an excellent base from which to explore the UK.
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.
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. Most familes are within a 20-35 minute journey (walking or bus) from the school. During the summer you may need to travel for up to 45 minutes to get to the school. Students can choose single or double , half board or full board. The family provides bed linen. Laundry service is available once a week. Special meals can be provided for students with special needs.
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Residential accommodation is available within easy walking distance of the school. Rooms are all ensuite and share communal areas with kitchen, living area and breakfast bar. They are available in cluster flats of four or five rooms and are available on a single tenancy basis. Bedding, towels, crockery or kitchen equipment is provided and included within the rental cost. Broadband internet access is provided to each summer tenant over a 1 weeks stay and is fully inclusive in the rent you pay as are all utility bills. There is as well a staff and security on site 24 hours a day. The Management Team is available in the office at reception during the day and a security team is on site from the evening until the morning.
Ages 18+ only.
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The School - CES Leeds
CES is based in the centre of Leeds, a vibrant city at the heart of England. It is housed in a beautiful Grade 2 Georgian building just five minutes from the shopping area, surrounded by many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions It is less than 4 minutes to the train station and has access to all the major bus routes.
Facilities include spacious and centrally heated classrooms with large desks and comfortable chairs, offering a relaxing environment in which to learn, a computer room with free broadband internet access, Free Wi-Fi, English language learning sites for self-study on all its computers, a class-set of computer tablets for multimedia lessons, a student lounge with comfortable sofas to relax in between classes and a dedicated self-access centre with graded-readers/DVD/CD lending library.
Best Time to Go
The warmest months are July and August with an average temperature of 16°C. The coldest months are January and February with temperatures averaging 3°C.
Accredited by accredited by ISI and British Council; member of English UK North and English UK.
Nationalities represented at this school
Middle East 40%; Far East 30%; Europe 30%. In 2004, students from 35 different nationalities studied at the school.
English IELTS Exam Preparation Course (30 lessons per week) at CES Leeds
Public Holidays for this school
December 23 , 24 , 25 , 26 , 27
December 30 , 31
December 22 , 23 , 24 , 25 , 26
December 29 , 30
January 1 , 2
Airport Transfer Options
Nearest Airport Manchester
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 Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual lessons per week)
- English General Course (20 lessons per week)
- English Individual Course (15 lessons per week)
- English Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)