Exam Preparation Courses IELTS

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the most popular official exams required to study, live or find a job in a place where speaking the English language is necessary. The majority of UK universities will use an applicant’s IELTS score to determine whether an applicant has the required level of English follow a course. There is no pass or fail in IELTS – instead, scores are graded on a 9-band system.

12 week courses

The more prepared you are the easier the exam will be. The 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 1400 – 16.30

Total teaching hours: 23.33h per week

DURATION: 12 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £2,760

8 week courses

The 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 1400 – 16.30

Total teaching hours: 23.33h per week

DURATION: 8 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £1,840

4 week courses

If you are confident that your level is what you need to obtain the IELTS score you require, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 1400 – 16.30

Total teaching hours: 23.33h per week

DURATION: 4 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £960

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on your current level. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the IELTS test, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time, to feel prepared entering the exam centre.

Note:  IH Belfast does not process IELTS examination registration.  Please see the IELTS registration form.

Public Holidays 2020 Public Holidays 2021
March 17

April 10

April 13

May 8

May 25

July 13

August 31

The school will close on December 18 2020 and will reopen on January 4 2021.

Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 2

April 4

May 3

May 31

July 12

August 30

The school will close on December 17 2021 and will reopen on January 4 2022.

Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

IELTS Belfast: Additional Information

Whichever options you choose, students taking an IELTS preparation course in Belfast will need to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks in the city. It’s important to take a few practical concerns into account. The best way to prepare for IELTS is to immerse yourself in an English speaking environment. Moving to a new city is always a challenge.

With that in mind, here’s some key information for making the most of your time studying IELTS in Belfast.

Accommodation

Where you live during your IELTS course will have a massive impact on your experience. It can be difficult to find good short-term accommodation in Belfast. Short-term rentals are also often very expensive. To help with this, International House offers a range of accommodation options for your IELTS course.

These are all situated either in Belfast’s City Centre or University Quarter. These are the perfect locations to explore what the city has to offer outside the classroom.

Life in Belfast

Belfast is a young, vibrant and affordable city. It’s also ideal for international students, due to its small size and affordability. To help our IELTS students to settle in and get to know each other, International House runs a busy calendar of social events. This also gives you the chance to practice your English in a fun and engaging environment, outside the classroom.

Belfast is also one of the safest cities in the UK or Ireland, making it the perfect destination to improve your English.

Study IELTS in Belfast with International House

If you need to prove your English abilities to access education or work, book an IELTS course with International House. If you’re unsure which course to select, don’t hesitate to contact our advisors.

All of our courses combine language learning with exam skills and preparation. We have a proven track record of helping students from all around the world to improve their English and meet their personal and professional goals.