This course is aimed at students who need to improve the key language skills needed to score as high as possible in all part of the IELTS exam in as short a time as possible.
It combines general English with dedicated IELTS exam preparation lessons and additional exam practice sessions.
2020: 6 January, 17 February, 30 March, 11 May, 22 June, 3 August, 14 September, 26 October (alternatively weekly start dates available on request)
Minimum entry level:
Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)
Minimum 6 weeks
Lessons per week:
32 lessons per week total (24 hours). 20 lessons (15 hours) General English + 8 lessons (6 hours) IELTS preparation + 4 lessons (3 hours) IELTS exam practice
Included in the price:
32 lessons per week (24 hours)
Welcome Information Pack
Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
Use of Computer Learning Centre
Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
Free Wi-fi at school
Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
Optional weekly lecture programme
End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
Please note: IELTS exam fee is not included in the course price and should be booked separately.
"I decided to take Intensive IELTS and it was really helpful because I found out different opinions, and I think all these things together contributed to the improvement of all my skills."
Olga from Russia prepared for her IELTS exam at Kings Oxford
Section 2: Course structure and content
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
8 lessons (6 hours) per week IELTS preparation
4 lessons (3 hours) per week additional IELTS exam practice
A wide range of areas are covered in the course, focusing on the four parts of the exam: speaking, reading, writing and listening. The course is based around daily timed testing practice with analysis, feedback and regular individualised feedback.
In addition to exam-specific training, the course also helps students to develop their broader communication and English language skills.
General English lessons
Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.
Key areas covered include:
Conversational language skills
Listening and accents
Reading and interpretation
Writing and presenting
Building your vocabulary bank
Fine tuning your pronunciation
Interpretation of texts
Grammar and syntax
Note taking and revision
Time management and planning
Cultural and personal development
Understanding cultural difference and similarity
Team work and leadership
Presenting an argument
IELTS preparation lessons
Students will be given training in exam techniques and strategies, such as:
working under exam conditions
understanding the requirements of each section of the exam
understanding what the examiner is looking for
planning and reviewing your answers
preparing mentally for exam day
practice completing four parts of the exam under exam conditions (mock exams)
Note: the Intensive IELTS course is intended for the Academic Module only. If you would like information about preparing for the General Training Module, please contact us.
Section 3: About the IELTS exam
IELTS is the ‘International English Language Testing System’ which tests English proficiency across the globe.
It is one of the world’s most popular English-language tests for study, work and migration, conducting 2 million tests in the past year.
The IELTS exam is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country.
GeneralTraining test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.
IELTS Testing Centre
Kings Oxford has been the Official Test Centre for the Oxford region since 1996, and today is one of the busiest IELTS Test Centres in the UK.
We currently test over 3,500 candidates per year — a number that continues to grow.
With Kings, your IELTS preparation will be thorough, relevant, and expert, which will ultimately give you the best chance of success.
Test Report Forms
We will issue your Test Report Form (TRF) ten working days after the date of your test.
If you need to prove your test result (for example to a university or employer), we can send a duplicate of your TRF directly to them.
Full details about IELTS testing at Kings Oxford are available on our website. Here, you can apply for your test online and view your results: