This course is for those students who plan to sit their Academic IELTS examination within 3 months. For Upper 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 $275 will apply. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. Those with Visitor, Work, Student or other visas: A course fee of $494 will apply. Please continue reading below for more information.
Interested in attending any future dates of this course?
This course is for those students who plan to sit their Academic IELTS examination within 3 months. This intensive and structured course will help you:
For other terms, the closing date for enrolments will be one week before the course starts.
The text included in the course fee is Cambridge English Objective IELTS Student's Book. 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.
New Zealand Citizens and Residents
The course fee for NZ citizens and residents is $275 including 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 $494 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
Students must be at the Upper Intermediate level of English ability to enrol in this class. Students should be confident and accurate in use of English language.
"When I started studying IELTS, I had basic English skills. During my time in class, Frances helped me to work on my skills so that I was able to score a band score of 8.5 in my IELTS examination. Frances worked very hard to help me, and everyone in the class, to achieve the best result we could get through analysing our weaknesses and giving individual feedback. This helped me a lot to take my English skills to a new level. I want to thank Frances for her outstanding effort and wish her all the best for her future teaching." Marten Gillwall 30 June 2017
"My name is Manuel Alberto Alvarado and I am a 62-year-old student from Venezuela, who recently took classes with teacher Frances Battersby for the IELTS Academic test. I had the test on October 8, 2016 obtaining an overall band qualification of 8.
I am very happy with my score, and must say that it is the result of the excellent job done by Mrs. Battersby. She is the best English teacher I have known so far. She is very professional, open-minded, knows how to teach in a way that it is very easy and fun to learn, with a thorough knowledge of the English language and teaching method.
I congratulate you for having such high qualified teachers in your college and will recommend it to any person I know in need of learning English as a second language and has to take the IELTS test.
Best regards Manuel Alberto Alvarado" November 2016