IELTS Preparation

Academic and General

*Please note that this course is not available to Student Visa Holders as their main course

14 hours of classroom instruction each week (see sample timetable below). This 10 week course prepares students for the IELTS - International English Language Testing System - examination.

IELTS Preparation provides students with the skills, techniques and knowledge necessary so they can gain the band score they require. The course will also help students' proficiency particularly within an academic or professional context. An important component of the TIES IELTS Preparation course is the use of past IELTS papers in preparation for the examination. Therefore, the course prepares students directly for the type of test they will be taking ensuring the best possible result whilst learning the intricacies of the English language within an educational or professional framework.

Because TIES incorporates small class sizes, students have more one on one contact with teachers and, therefore, more opportunities to learn, practice, improve and excel in English communication. Students spend 14 hours per week of English language instruction. It is strongly recommended that students begin at the start of each term particularly for IELTS Preparation. However, they may also begin on any Tuesday during the term.

IELTS Preparation is a sequential and developmental course designed to develop students' communication skills and fluency in:



IELTS Preparation

Our IELTS Preparation Course covers all four macro skills equally and focuses on Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation.

IELTS Preparation prepares students so that they can gain the IELTS band score they need. The course will also help students proficiency particularly within an academic or professional context. An important component of the TIES IELTS Preparation course is the use of past IELTS papers in preparation for the examination.The course, therefore, prepares students directly for the type of test they will be taking ensuring the best possible result whilst learning the intricacies of the English language within an educational or professional framework.

Other Skills Covered

The course also covers the following:

  • Listening and effective note taking/summarising skills
  • Scanning
  • Skimming
  • Reading/Listening for gist
  • Reading/Listening for detail
  • Vocabulary Extension
  • Planning and organising concepts and ideas

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Student Testimonials

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Lydia

South Korea


My name is Jung Ah Yu (Lydia) , and I am from South Korea. I studied General English and IELTS Preparation at TIES in 2010. I was very nervous about studying English in Australia, but all the teachers and students at TIES made me feel very welcome. It was hard at first studying completely in English, and it was totally different from studying in Korea, but I improved very quickly. I am still in contact with students I studied with five years later, and I passed IELTS as well! Kit and Yvette have a great school, and I would recommend to anyone to study English with them. If you would like to ask me a question about studying at TIES, I am very happy to write back.

...it was totally different from studying in Korea, but I improved very quickly. I am still in contact with students I studied with five years later, and I passed IELTS as well!

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