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Super Intensive IELTS

Key information

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Start dates:

4 June, 2 July, 30 July 2018;
24 June, 8 July, 29 July 2019.
Course length:
3 weeks
Except 24 June 2019 start: 2 weeks
Maximum class size:
Maximum 14
32 lessons per week (24 hours)

Entry requirements

Kings Level 5 (Intermediate) / IELTS 5.5
Minimum age:

Please note: The Super 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.

Sample 3-week timetable for Super Intensive IELTS

Super Intensive IELTS

The course

This course is a full-time, very intensive course, which concentrates 100% on IELTS preparation and is designed to prepare you thoroughly for the exam in as short a time as possible.

Please note Kings Oxford is also an IELTS Testing Centre so we can arrange for you to take your IELTS as well as give you the best preparation for the exam.

More information about the IELTS Testing Centre

Course structure

First week — Reading and writing focus:

Students will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Reading and Writing papers, and strategies for reading successfully and writing high-quality essays. In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading and writing homework every day.

Middle week — Language work:

Students will do further practice of listening, reading and writing skills, with more focus on vocabulary and grammar input. In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading, writing and vocabulary homework every day.

Last Week — Speaking and Listening Focus:

On the Monday of their final week, students will do a full practice test under exam conditions.

From Tuesday to Friday they will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Speaking and Listening papers, and strategies for maximising their score in these skills.

There will also be one session on reading or writing each day.

In the afternoons (and in the mornings if they are on a two-week course), they will do practice tests, in addition to either reading or writing homework every day.

All lessons will be taught by specialist teachers with experience of preparing students for the IELTS exam.

About the exam

The IELTS exam has become the largest and most respected test of English for educational and training purposes in the world. It is taken by over a million candidates each year. It tests both general and academic English.

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.

Please note IELTS exam fees are not included in the course price.

You can find out more information about the exam on the IELTS website.

Included in the price

  • 32 lessons per week
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Teaching materials and use of coursebook
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate online learning
  • Wireless internet in College
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate

Please note: exam fees are not included.

Student results

Super Intensive IELTS student Lucia

Lucia Dicuonzo attended the Super Intensive IELTS Course in August 2015. 

Her results were: 
Overall 7.5 (Listening 7.5, Reading 8.5, Writing 7, Speaking 7).

Lucia says: 
"I'm so happy, I needed only 6.5! I'd like to thank Stephen and Gabrielle very very much. You've been excellent and you taught me so much in just 3 weeks, as never before. I'd recommend your course to everyone!" 

Read a full interview with Lucia on Kings Life