Private Intensive IELTS Preparation Course

Course grade band 6 to 7.5

IELTS English preparation courses at LanguageUK are designed to improve your scores in all parts of the test. In the morning your teacher will help you with exam techniques and academic English for maximising your score. Particular attention will be paid to improving your skills in writing and reading as we understand that these components can be the most challenging at this level.

What level do you need? Get in touch with me, Joanna Sessions, and let’s get started.

Designed For

IELTS is ideal for students- ranging in ability from  Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1)- who need to achieve a a band grade level 5 to 7.5 and who wish to :

  • Start a degree or masters programme at a university in the UK or an English-taught degree course abroad
  • Work in professional fields such as the medical profession and need to have the IELTS in order to apply for work

If you would like to know more about the IELTS exam, read our blog HERE.  It includes a table that compares the IELTS levels to those of the Common European Reference Framework (CEFR).

You can find further information on the IELTS exams website

Course Facts 
Course start datesAny Monday during the winter season
Course duration1 week plus
English levelB1 plus
Class hours15 hours plus 8 hours exam practice
Minimum age17+years. 16+ at the discretion of the school
Class sizePrivate
School ClosedChristmas Break: Monday 24th December to Wednesday 2nd January, Bank Holidays: Friday 19th April, Monday 27th May


Private Intensive IELTS Preparation Course

Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday during the winter season1 plus£675

Booking Fee: £65

Visa Letter if required £60 (non refundable)

Exam Fee: £165 or UKVA £220 – not included in Course Fee

Course Structure

Class times: Private tuition 15 hours per week plus 8 hours per week exam practice

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514:00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:45afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

Morning classes

Based on a pre-course needs analysis, we will have your course specifically prepared to address your needs for the IELTS exam preparation. We will focus on the exam components that you need help with and this could include:

  • Essential exam strategies and techniques for each component in the IELTS exam
  • Speed reading techniques and learning how to
  • Learn to develop autonomy
  • Carry out structured exam practice
  • Writing skills required in formal and academic contexts
  • Listening comprehension and take notes
  • Speed reading and reading comprehension
  • Speaking skill in both general and formal context

Afternoon Exam Practice

During the afternoons you will be given the opportunity to practise the IELTS exam components. Your teacher will design and structure your practice according to your needs.  This is a self study period and your exams will be marked by your teacher and feedback and progress will be reported during your class in the mornings.

You can decide on how many weeks you would like to take your IELTS course for.  We are happy to arrange a telephone or SKYPE interview prior to your course starting. We might also ask you to produce some written work before the course starts .  We can give you advice on how many weeks study would be suitable for you.

Learning Outcomes

Example of Learning outcomes

An example of Learning outcomes given to a B1 student at languageUK at the beginning of his course:

ReadingLearning outcomes
  • To be able to read short informative texts and understand the gist.
  • To be able to analyse a topic sentence and make predictions.
  • To have a portfolio of texts with a vocabulary file.
  • To record KEY vocabulary from the texts.
Learner training
  • To spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day reading short informative texts (3 per week)
  • To record and keep a record of key vocabulary from the texts

Writing part 1Learning outcomes
  • To be able to analyse data recorded on a table/chart or diagram verbally using simple vocabulary to describe movements/trends.
  • To produce short sentences to describe the above.
Writing part 2Learning outcomes
  • To be able to analyse a typical question and to discuss verbally.
  • To be able to write short sentences using phrases to compare and contrast.
Learner training
  • To keep a short diary between student and teacher (approximately 50 to 100 words per day).

SpeakingLearning outcomes
  • To  be able to speak fluently on personal information
  • To be able to read and perform a simple “individual turn” as in part two of the speaking test.

ListeningLearning outcomes
  • To be able to listen, understand the gist and discuss in brief an IELTS listening text.
  • To understand and transcribe numbers from an IELTS listening text
Learner training
  • To “tune into” BBC radio 4 on a regular basis, even if it is in the background!  Hearing is as important as listening!

GrammarLearning outcomes
  • To consolidate simple A2/B1 grammar structures
Learner training
  • Purchase a copy of Murphy “English Grammar in Use” – Intermediate

What's Included

What's Included?
Monthly tutorial with the Director of Studies for students attending for more than four weeks
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
All tuition


What's not Included in package
Bank charges
Travel and airport transfer
Examination entry fees if required
Registration Fee
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