Sample timetable for the IELTS Preparation course
The course is aimed at students who need to improve the key language skills needed to score as high as possible in all parts of the IELTS exam.
Kings Oxford is the IELTS testing centre for the Oxford region. This means you can organise both your preparation and your test with us.
What is included in the price
- 28 lessons per week
- Welcome Information Pack
- Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
- Course materials
- Use of Computer Learning Centre
- Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform
- WiFi internet in College
- Optional weekly lecture programme
- Two free social activities per week
- End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
Please note: Exam fees are not included.
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. In total, Kings Oxford has tested over 30,000 candidates.
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 at kingseducation.com/ielts. Here, you can apply for your test online and view your results.
Kings Oxford IELTS Test dates 2019
|Date of test in Oxford||Modules available||Results available|
|Saturday 19 January 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 1 February 2019|
|Saturday 23 February 2019||Academic||Friday 8 March 2019|
|Saturday 23 March 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 5 April 2019|
|Saturday 6 April 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 19 April 2019|
|Saturday 4 May 2019||Academic||Friday 17 May 2019|
|Saturday 1 June 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 14 June 2019|
|Saturday 22 June 2019||Academic||Friday 5 July 2019|
|Saturday 6 July 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 19 July 2019|
|Saturday 27 July 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 9 August 2019|
|Saturday 17 August 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 30 August 2019|
|Saturday 7 September 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 20 September 2019|
|Saturday 12 October 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 25 October 2019|
|Saturday 23 November 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 6 December 2019|
|Saturday 7 December 2019||Academic, General Training||Friday 20 December 2019|
Course structure and content
Students study 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English lessons and 8 lessons (6 hours) of IELTS preparation lessons each week.
The course is based around daily timed testing practice with analysis, feedback and regular individualised feedback.
A wide range of areas are covered in the course, focussing on the four parts of the exam: speaking, reading, writing and listening. In addition to exam-specific training, the course also helps students to develop their broader communication and English language skills.
Students will also 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
- time management
- practice of actually completing four parts of the exam under simulated exam conditions (mock exams)
About the exam
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is one of the world’s most popular English-language tests for study, work and migration.
The IELTS exam is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training.
The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Most universities require an IELTS score of 6.0 - 6.5 for Undergraduate courses and 6.5 – 7.0 for Postgraduate courses.
The IELTS exam is recognised by the majority of universities in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and by over 380 universities and colleges in the USA. IELTS is also used by a number of professional and government institutions worldwide.
We will advise you about the best date to take your IELTS exam and will help you enrol for it. Candidates are usually expected to enrol for the exam at least 5 weeks in advance.
From Kings Life
Ana Ozbolt from Croatia studied IELTS at Kings Oxford, and tells about her experience, and much deserved success in the exam.