72 hours (24 classes) or 48 hours (16 classes) IELTS Preparation course
To enrol, please visit the office, or call 521 9623, or email here.
For Intermediate to Advanced students wanting to take the Academic or General test.
This course is for those students who plan to sit their IELTS examination within 3 months. This intensive and structured course will help you:
NZ citizens, permanent migrants: $30 plus course book $55. This course fee is subsidised by the Tertiary Education Commission and conditions apply.
Temporary migrants - those with Visitor, Work, Student or other visas: $420-620 plus course book $55 (epending on course length). If you are awarded a resident visa while you are studying with us, please let us know. You may qualify for a fee rebate on your current course.
If you have refugee status, you may qualify for a free course. You will need to buy a course book. Please contact the office for more information.
To enrol, please contact the office:
Please tell us the following information:
To participate in this course, students must have a copy of Cambridge English New Insight into IELTS Student's Book with answers (ISBN 978-0-521-68089-9). This book is available for sale at the office for $55 including GST. An optional, but recommended, text book for this course is: Check Your English Vocabulary for IELTS 4th Edition (ISBN 978-1-4729-4737-6) . You can buy this for $30 including GST at the office.
This applies to New Zealand citizens, permanent migrants and refugees
The Tertiary Education Commission offers a fee subsidy for this course to qualifying students.
NZ citizens and permanent migrants who are offered a place on this course will be charged the subsidised course fee PROVIDING you can agree to the following conditions:
If you are unable to agree to all these conditions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
Class times are in the afternoon to allow students the option of attending a general English Intermediate or Upper Intermediate general English class (highly recommended). An evening General IELTS Writing course is also available.
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
Permanent migrant: student holds NZ Resident Visa or NZ Permanent Resident Visa
Temporary migrant: student holds Guardian Visa, Work Visa, Student Visa, Visitor Visa or other visa
Refugee: student has been personally granted refugee status in NZ.
From February 2019 course: "Hi there, I am Ian, I took the English IELTS Preparation Day with teacher Frances Battersby. When I first started to learn in the class I really struggled with listening, vocabulary and comprehension. But Frances is an experienced professional teacher who has multicultural background beyond knowledge itself. Meanwhile, I think the best language teachers are those who can speak another language themselves.Frances who can speak another language herself know how to explain things clearly and in a way that is easy to follow. She helped me achieve a great progress and I want to thank Frances Battersby for her outstanding teaching. I also congratulate you for having such high qualified special teachers in your college. Regards Ian"
"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