IELTS Intensive Course

Study Intensive IELTS (23 hours per week)

The IELTS Intensive preparation course at LanguageUK is designed to improve your scores in all parts of the test.  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. Throughout this course you will also be given the opportunity to take IELTS Practice tests which will help you and your teacher monitor your progress. You will also be given the option to take the IELTS exam in the UK at the end of the course.

What level do you need to join this course?  We recommend this course only for students with a level B1+ (Intermediate Plus) . For students with levels A1 to B1 we recommend you take the General English course in the morning and the IELTS afternoon option.

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
Course duration1 week plus
English levelB1 plus
Class hours23 hours per week
Minimum age17+years. 16+ at the discretion of the school
Class sizeMaximum 10 students
CoursebookFrom £25.00 or the option to borrow the book


General English – Intensive Course (28 lessons per week)

This course is available year round and starts on any Monday of the year
No of weeksPrice per week 2022Price per week 2023
1 – 3 weeks£310£345
4 – 11 weeks£280£335
12 - 23 weeks£240£295
24 - 35 weeks£240£245
36+ weeks£225£235

Course Structure

Days of the weekMorning SessionsAfternoons
Monday to Thursday09.30 to 13.0014.15 to 16.30
Friday09.30 to 13.00afternoon free
Morning Break11.00 to 11.30
Lunch Break13.00 to 14.15
Afternoon break15.15 to 15.30


During the course 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.
  • Learning to develop autonomy.
  • Structured exam practice.
  • Writing skills required in formal and academic contexts.
  • Listening comprehension and taking notes.
  • Speed reading and reading comprehension.
  • Speaking skills in both general and formal context.

You can decide on how many weeks you would like to take your IELTS course for.  We are happy to arrange a telephone or online 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:

Reading Learning 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 1 Learning 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 2 Learning 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).

Speaking Learning 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.

Listening Learning 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 or recommended podcasts on a regular basis, even if it is in the background!  Hearing is as important as listening!

Grammar Learning 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?
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
All tuition
Monthly tutorial with the Director of Studies for students staying for 4 weeks plus


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