IELTS Exam Preparation
IELTS is arguably the world’s most recognized English exam, testing proficiency across all levels. It is run by Cambridge ESOL, IDP Education Australia and the British Council and obtaining a high score in IELTS gives students access to a range of new education, immigration and employment opportunities around the world.
The exam comprises Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking sections and is available in two forms, General and Academic.
The Academic paper is for those who want to attend university in an English-speaking country and is a requirement for certain professions – such as medical workers – who wish to work in an English-speaking country.
The General paper is not taken as often as the Academic, and is usually prepared for by those who want to gain an English qualification for general work experience or wish to migrate to an English-speaking country.
Dates and Times
Our IELTS exam preparation course runs on continuous enrolment with intakes every Monday, so a student can start and finish at any time of the year. However, we strongly recommend that every student seeks advice from our IELTS teachers and Academic management staff to decide how long they should study before taking the exam.
Morning lessons are available weekdays, 9am–12.30pm (9am–10.30am, then 11.00am–12.30pm). Afternoon Lessons are available weekdays, 1.00pm–3.00pm, Evening lessons are available Monday and Wednesday, 6pm–9pm (6pm–7.25pm, then 7.35pm–9pm).
Please be aware that the institute may be closed for some days during the year, including Kurdistan holidays and Easter and Christmas breaks. If you wish us to replace the class you have missed, come to reception and speak to us. We are happy to either extend your course, or else allow you to attend another class – for example, in the evening when you normally come in the morning – in our regular timetable. Non-teaching days are listed on the Contact Us page.
Students do not need to buy a particular course book. Resources are compiled from different sources, including official mock exams, a variety of online resources and several popular course books such as ‘Ready For IELTS’ and ‘New Insight Into IELTS’.
Before taking the real IELTS exam, we strongly recommend taking a full Mock exam. This is a free service provided by us, which gives the student valuable insight into the full process and experience of sitting a pressurized exam.
The IELTS exam will then take place in an IELTS center in British Consulate in Irbil, Iraq. We can help with the booking and organizing of the exam. The fee for taking an IELTS exam in the B.C is usually £140-150 depending on the test center and the time of year. You can check exam fees internationally by using the IELTS test center search.