This course is for those students who plan to sit their General IELTS examination within 3 months. For Intermediate level students and above. Maximum class size 12 students. Course fee includes Student's Book. NZ Citizens and those with Resident visas: A government-subsidised course fee of $200 will apply. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. Those with Visitor, Work, Student or other visas: A course fee of $352 will apply. Please continue reading below for more information.
This course will give you straightforward and clear tuition in how to succeed in the General IELTS test. We will analyse common problems and target areas most likely to cause problems. We will look systematically at each section of the test, step by step and in depth. By the end of the course you will have the confidence you need to achieve in the General IELTS TEST.
Enrolments close two weeks before courses start. Please enquire if spaces are available after the course has started.
An optional, but recommended, text book for this course is: Check Your English Vocabulary for IELTS (ISBN 9781408153932) . You can buy this for $30 incl GST at the Selwyn Community Education office.
The Student's Book provided for this course is Cambridge English Objective IELTS Student's Book.
New Zealand Citizens and Residents
The course fee for NZ citizens and residents is $200 including a Student's Book. This course is subsidised by the New Zealand Government via the Tertiary Education Commission. Conditions for enrolling in this course:
If you are unable to agree to all these conditions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
If you have refugee status, you may qualify for a free course. Please contact the office for more information. You will need to buy course books.
Non-Residents (Visitor Visa, Student Visa, Work Visa)
We welcome those with other types of visa where there are spaces available. The unsubsidised course fee will be $352 including Student's Book. One week before the course starts we will confirm the status of your enrolment.
Change of Residency Status
If you are awarded a residency visa while you are studying with us, please let us know. You may qualify for a fee rebate.
Our IELTS Programme
Introduction to IELTS: For those intending to take IELTS in the future but who are not yet ready (lower than 5).
General IELTS: For students ready to take their General IELTS test and needing 5 - 6.5 points. Students should already have a minimum of Intermediate level English to take this course.
Academic IELTS: For students about to sit their Academic IELTS test. Students should already have a minimum of Upper-intermediate level of English to take this course.
Class times are in the afternoon to allow students the option of attending a general English level 4 class in the mornings (highly recommended).
We do not offer the IELTS exam at our centre - only preparation study for the exam. For details of examination centres, please see www.ielts.org