The International English Learning Testing System (IELTS) is the most widely recognised competence test in English speaking Universities, it is also used for immigration purposes, including for native speakers! A lot of our students take the Academic IELTS course before starting University, as many Universities require an IELTS qualification.
At the Wimbledon School of English you can take the IELTS course and also sit your IELTS exam. This makes it very convenient as you can study for your exam and take it in the same place, without too much effort. There’s nothing worse than travelling halfway across London to an unfamiliar location when you are feeling nervous about an exam!
Eight of our teachers here also work as IELTS examiners meaning that they really understand the exam, what is required of the students and how to prepare them well to ensure success.
The Academic IELTS exam prepares you for the kind of academic language used at University. As part of the full time course at WSE, we take our students to a visit a local University for a day. If you’d love to go University in the UK, but the idea terrifies you, this visit will put your mind at ease. The students get a chance to ask University undergraduates questions about studying at a British University as well as attending a lecture. It’s great for students to attend a lecture as it gives them a chance to see how far their English has come and to prepare them for University study!
The Academic IELTS course at WSE is a great way to learn all you need to know for your exam and to learn academic English. Although having an exam can be daunting, it is a great way to motivate yourself, giving you something to aim for. Almost all of our students achieve their desired grade and leave WSE with a much better comprehension of English and the kind of English used in further Education.