IELTS Preparation Course
7 – 28 July 2013
Three-week intensive language programme
The University of Cambridge also offers an exciting alternative to its successful English for Academic Purposes Summer School – a three-week intensive International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparation Course taught at the University’s Language Centre. The course is designed to prepare candidates for the Academic Training Module in the IELTS examination. Download the daily schedule.
The course draws upon many successful factors of the EAP programme, but is aimed towards those who have not yet achieved the 6.0 level required. It is hoped that IELTS students will return to participate in the EAP programme next year.
Focus on: IELTS
Course tutor, Rupert Brown, Senior Teacher in EAP at the University of Cambridge Language Centre give more insight into the IELTS programme. Read more...
Who should apply?
The programme is aimed at students who already hold an overall IELTS band score of 5.5-6.0 and who wish to upgrade their score in order to gain admission to a British university. The minimum requirement for admission to the IELTS programme is an overall IELTS band score of 5.5 with not less than 5.5 in speaking, listening, writing and reading.
Successful applicants will be invited to join the IELTS course on the basis of an assessment. If you do not have the required qualification please contact the Summer Schools office.
The secondary focus of the course, but in many ways the far more important one, is the strengthening and development of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and the associated key transferable skills, such as presentation skills and academic authoring, which are the abilities required of any student going into UK Higher Education. This aspect of the course will be drawn from the Language Centre’s own English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programmes which are tailored to the needs of Cambridge undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The course includes a full mock IELTS examination taken at the end of the second week. Participants can sit the full IELTS examination at the end of the three-week programme.
Saturday 20 July (all day)
Saturday 27 July (all day)
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Programme fees include tuition, bed, breakfast and evening meals unless otherwise indicated.
Download the fees page to see the options available.
University of Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848
Teaching and assessment is in English. Students for whom English is not their first language should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.
Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Summer Schools brochure download page.
7 July 2013
28 July 2013
24 June 2013
University of Cambridge