IELTS Test Preparation

The IELTS test score is recognised as a proof of English language proficiency requirement for admissions by all international universities.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication.

Key Information

Maximum number of students per class
Course Duration
12 INTAKES A YEAR Number of start dates annually


IELTS Test Preparation Programme covers the following skills and strategies:

  • Test structure, types and styles of questions
  • Test directions and time management for different sections of the test
  • Listening and reading strategies for speedy comprehension
  • Speaking strategies to respond appropriately in the oral interview
  • Writing strategies to fulfill the actual examination requirements


At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the composition and expectation of the IELTS listening, reading, writing and speaking sections of the test
  • Master speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Respond fluently and accurately using correct pronunciation and range of vocabulary in the oral interview
  • Improve general reading skill as well as IELTS reading strategies
  • Identify question types that accompany reading passages
  • Plan and write a good essay in the style that IELTS demands
  • Improve the previous IELTS score

There is no pre-requisite to enroll in the IELTS Test Preparation Programme at ELS. However, as the programme is best suited for students with an intermediate or higher level of English proficiency, we recommend that students should:

  • Complete at least the ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 106 (or equivalent) to perform well in the IELTS test.
  • Sit for the ELS Placement Test to determine the proficiency level before undertaking the programme
No IELTS 16 hours IELTS 40 hours
1 6th – 27th Jan 2nd – 15th Jan
2 3rd – 24th Feb 29th Jan – 12th Feb
3 10th – 31st Mar 5th – 16th Mar
4 7th – 28th Apr 2nd – 13th Apr
5 5th – 26th May 30th Apr – 14th May
6 TBC 28th May – 11th June
7 7th – 28th July 2nd – 13th July
8 4th – 25th Aug 30th July – 10th Aug
9 1st – 22nd Sept 27th Aug – 7th sept
10 6th – 27th Oct 1st – 12th Oct
11 3rd – 24th Nov 29th Oct – 12th Nov
12 1st – 22nd Dec 26th Nov – 7th Dec
Month Date Day
January 13 Saturday
February 24 Saturday
March 24 Saturday
April 21 Saturday
May 19 Saturday
June 23 Saturday
July 21 Saturday
August 25 Saturday
September 29 Saturday
October 20 Saturday
November 1 Saturday
December 16 Saturday