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Course 1: IELTS Preparation

IELTS Exam Preparation class with AnisaThe International English Language Testing System is the key language qualification which is required for entry into British, Australian (and many American) universities and colleges of higher education.  

The Course
The course is an intensive preparation course which aims to provide you with the skills you need for the Cambridge IELTS exam. We understand the time pressure you may have and our intensive programme has been designed with this in mind.

  • Focus on all the skills required for the exam, as well as specific areas of grammar and vocabulary necessary for IELTS
  • Learn different exam techniques through a range of activities
  • Dynamic lessons to keep you motivated and encourage maximum progress
  • All course books, materials and guided E-Learning included in the fees (exam fees not included)
  • Our IELTS course manager is a published IELTS author and teacher trainer
  • Regular practice exams to help you measure progress and identify areas for improvement
  • Daily homework to consolidate the lesson
  • Detailed feedback on your written work
  • A wide range of self-access material to help you progress quickly
  • LSI is a British Council-approved IELTS test centre so you can take your exam in an environment where you feel comfortable. There are many exam dates to choose from, especially in spring and summer

Factcheck IELTS website

Typical timetable for the IELTS Preparation course

IELTS sample timetable


There are no lessons on Friday afternoons, so students are free to do additional supervised self-access study.
Alternatively students may like to do additional 1:1 lessons to focus on specialist areas of their language studies (at an extra cost).

Our IELTS Reputation

LSI Portsmouth has a very strong reputation around the world as an IELTS teaching and testing centre. This is helped not only by the excellence of our teaching, but also by a few other factors:

1. IELTS Authors
We have a very experienced team of IELTS specialists at LSI and one of our teachers has even co-written an IELTS text book with an ex-teacher of ours that is now used in many schools. To find out about it, click here, or to order a copy, click here.

2. IELTS Conference
LSI Portsmouth hosted the first ever IELTS conference in the UK in 2012, something of which our teachers are very proud. For more information about it, please click here.

3. IELTS Test Centre
LSI is one of the few private language schools to have been approved by the British Council as an official IELTS testing centre and our test certificates are recognised by more than 9,000 organisations around the world.  You can take your exam with us if you will not need the certificate for UK visa purposes.  We usually hold two examinations every month. At LSI, students can be given their exam results on the 13th day after the test. We can also assist and give advice to students with their university applications.  The cost of the IELTS exam is £160. Please indicate on the Registration Form if you would like to take the IELTS test while you are at LSI and choose the test date you would like as listed on this website https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/lsiportsmouth.  
*IELTS price subject to change without notification

For more information about the IELTS exam and to see a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.




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