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General English Plus IELTS

Level of this course: IELTS

Course Details
Course Length:
1 week to 1 year
Course Hours:
20.8 - 25 hours per week (25 or 30 lessons)
Available In:
Key Dates:
General English Plus IELTS

This course is available in Manchester and York, combining 15 lessons of General English and 5 to 10 lessons of IELTS exam preparation per week.

IELTS is the International English Exam Testing System, an exam which demonstrates your proficiency in the English language and is a common application requirement for educational organisations, businesses and visa purposes across the globe.

Key details

Age: 16+
Minimum level: Elementary A2 (York); Intermediate B1 (Manchester)
Locations: Manchester, York
Maximum class size: 14
Price: From £205 to £270 per week

Who is it for?

The IELTS Combination course is designed to help you pass the IELTS exam, frequently required for those who wish to apply to an English-speaking university and/or would like to achieve a qualification that educational institutions, employers, and government immigration agencies recognise as a part of their recruitment or admission procedures. Suitable for students aged 16+.

We will help you to:

• develop an in-depth knowledge of the format of the IELTS test and its content
• learn about all four exam areas and practise with complete and official exercises and materials
• develop effective strategies to approach all types of exam tasks
• produce clear, well-constructed and detailed text on a wide range of subjects
• express yourself fluently and spontaneously, with a focus on pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar to ensure you improve your accuracy
• understand a wide range of complex texts, conversations and interviews related to undergraduate or postgraduate courses
• gain relevant communication skills that you will be able to use at an English-speaking university

Course structure:

You can study General English Plus IELTS at Manchester or York.

Course options: 15 lessons of General English and 5 or 10 lessons of IELTS exam preparation per week.

Each lesson lasts 50 minutes.


What will I learn in General English?

The General English component of the course will help you to:

• increase your range of grammar and vocabulary in a wide variety of subjects
• improve all your communication skills, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing
• focus on pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar to ensure you improve your accuracy as well as your fluency
• develop speaking skills for real-life situations and put these into practice using natural expressions and functional language to: talk about yourself, hold effective discussions, make requests, exchange information, and express your opinions
• learn to read and listen for detail, and improve your general understanding of many types of text, including books, the Internet, magazines and newspapers
• learn how to study effectively and discover ways to record and remember vocabulary
• learn new sounds and words on your own, as well as how to deal with unknown language

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