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 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 https://www.britishcouncil.org.za/exam/ielts.
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.