IELTS Courses

Who is it for?

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:

  • students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes;
  • students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals;
  • students who are at a pre-intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course;
  • students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the course lessons.

Experienced teachers, small class sizes and personal attention to all students ensure the best possible preparation for the exam.


Lessons/week 30 (25hrs) lessons (20 General English lessons + 10 lessons IELTS)
Starting dates Every 5 weeks (see price list for starting dates)
Group size Mini group (maximum 10 students)
and 6 during IELTS)
Course duration 4 or 8 weeks
Levels IELTS Pre-Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1) (Newlands), Pre-Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2) (City Centre)
Minimum age 17 years
Availability Newlands and City Centre

Price List

Compare our prices with others, but keep in mind that our lessons take 50 minutes each and that our classes are intensive, with a maximum of 12 students in a class.


see our price list

Course details

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.