IELTS Preparation

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This course will provide students with an understanding of, and practice in, the procedures and techniques involved in sitting the IELTS (Academic Module) examination.

This course is offered at our Timaru and Oamaru campuses.

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$84.00 - Domestic
TBC - International

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the requirements of the IELTS examination.
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of appropriate examination techniques.
  • Be familiar with the layout and instructions of the IELTS examination papers.
  • Use written techniques to present a written report based on graphic material.
  • Use written techniques to present an argument.
  • Demonstrate the ability to hear, and answer questions, on a variety of spoken material.
  • Read and comprehend a quantity of authentic academic written material.
  • Demonstrate the skills of fluency, correct grammar, vocabulary and clarity in pronunciation.
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