Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:
Experienced teachers, small class sizes and personal attention to all students ensure the best possible preparation for the exam.
|IELTS and TOEFL||General English (20 lessons) + IELTS or TOEFL (10 lessons)|
|Lessons (50 minutes) / week||30 lessons (25hrs)|
|Starting dates||Every 5 weeks (see price list for starting dates)|
|Group size||Mini group (maximum 10 students during General English|
|and 6 during IELTS or TOEFL)|
|Course duration||4 or 8 weeks|
|Levels||Upper Intermediate (B2) to Proficiency (C2)|
|Minimum age||17 years|
|Availability||Newlands and City Centre|
In the morning, you participate in the General English 20 Course (Monday to Friday). Alternatively, you can also participate in the General English 16 Course (Monday to Thursday). In the afternoons, you then have exclusively IELTS or TOEFL exam preparation (Monday to Thursday).
IELTS, The International English Language Testing System, is the most popular standardised test of English proficiency for non-native speakers.
The IELTS test and the preparation course help you use your English skills in an academic environment. The three-hour test assesses listening, reading, writing and speaking in four separate tests. The speaking test is face-to-face.
IELTS is increasingly widely recognised by universities and employers in English-speaking countries. It is also required for emigration to many English-speaking countries. You can choose to do the Academic English or the General English exam. See www.ielts.org for more information.
There is an exam centre in Cape Town, running the exam once a month. We recommend registering well in advance as the tests are often fully booked. You can register online at www.ielts.britishcouncil.org.
TOEFL, The Test of English as a Foreign Language, is accepted by US universities and many English academic and professional institutions.
The four-hour computer-based test consists of four sections that measure the four main language skills. The TOEFL test includes tasks which require integrating multiple skills, and all tasks focus on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. The speaking test is digitally recorded and not face-to-face.
TOEFL is only offered as an afternoon option in conjunction with General English in the morning.
The exam is run once a month in Cape Town. We recommend registering far in advance as the number of places is limited. Register online on www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register.
An Upper Intermediate level or above is required for these courses. To find out which level is the most suitable for you, complete the online Placement Test.