IELTS

IELTSThe International English Language Testing System,is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is one of the two major English-language tests in the world. The examinations are conducted by the British Council. For more information and dates click on the following tabs.


COURSE FEES

bullet-point-image-7  300€ (4-week course/6 hrs per week/test fee not included)

  • extendable to 8-week  course , if required, for an additional 250€

bullet-point-image-7  Course fees are paid in advance and are non-refundable


Course Dates:

Begin
September 3, 2018
October 1, 2018
October 29, 2018
November 26, 2018
January 7, 2019
February 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
April 1, 2019
May 6, 2019
June 3, 2019
July 1, 2019
Note: Our center will be closed during the following periods
Christmas Break 2018
Dec. 24, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019
Easter Break 2019
Apr. 25, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Summer Break 2019
Aug. 1, 2019- Aug. 26, 2018

Instruction:

  • Class size strictly limited to 9 students, max
  • Assignments during the in-class training phase, and corrective actions
  • Exclusive and fully-tested techniques and methodologies covering all IELTS concepts
  • Extra speaking sessions, prior to exam, Mock Exam
  • Custom homework to ensure that your study time is productive
  • 8/16 full–length practice tests
  • Emphasis on Speaking and Writing

Test Format:

Schedule an appointment via British Council, Check availability in British Council, IELTS original site

* Candidates are advised to register 5 weeks prior to their chosen date to secure place


Test Format:

Download the Information for Candidates Booklet

Test SectionNumber of QuestionsTiming
Listening40 items30 minutes
Reading40 items60 minutes
WritingOne task based on diagram

One independent task
20 minutes (diagram)

40 minutes (independent)
SpeakingInterview conducted by examiner (3 parts)11-14 minutes


IELTS FAQ

What is the IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System,is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is one of the two major English-language tests in the world.

Which is the official site?

http://www.ielts.org/

What is the grading scale?

The grade scale varies from 0-9, a generally acceptable score to have would be around 7. Our students constantly have a band score above 7 (with the mean band score for Greece being 6.6). Universities lay special emphasis on Reading and Writing scores. A number of universities set a minimum score for those 2 sections.

I want to apply at English speaking institutions in Europe and the States. Do I need TOEFL or IELTS?(TOEFL vs IELTS)

British universities prefer IELTS, the rest of the European Universities accept both, but you have to be very careful as some institutions in the UK do not accept TOEFL anymore. Also, a number of the American institutions do not accept IELTS, so you have to visit their official pages to check it.

Do I need to take IELTS if I hold Proficiency?

Yes, unless you have a Proficiency received in the past 2 years with a score above B.

Is it important to practice on real past papers ?

Absolutely. In fact you use only official papers.

Which is the duration of the examination?

Total time is 3 hours. But you take the test on 2 days. On the one day you have the Reading, Listening and Writing Section (2 hours and 40 minutes) and on the other day the Speaking (15 minutes).

When is the best time to take the IELTS ?

You should take the IELTS as early as possible before the graduate school application deadlines. Some universities may also accept pending scores; so that gives you some extra time to prepare.

Which is the scheduling fee?

IELTS Scheduling Fee: €195.00

When can I see the results?

Your results will be ready around two weeks after the examination.

For how much time are the results valid ?

For 2 years.

How soon can I re-sit the test?

There is no limit placed on when you can re-sit the test.

What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?

If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a serious medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost. Please note, this does not apply to minor illnesses.

Scores 0–9 section score scale /0–9 total score scale:

Score Reporting Time 13 days after testing
A 6.5 IELTS score lies roughly between B2 and C1 levels of the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and >8 scores are C2.
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) - are completed in one day, and in fact are taken with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre before or after the other Modules.

IELTS level required by academic institutions for admission

The IELTS minimum scores required by academic institutions vary. Most IELTS requirements by universities fall between 5.5 and 7.0.


United States

The highest IELTS Band required by a university is 8.5 by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University; the only US institution to require this band.


United Kingdom

The highest IELTS Band required is 8 by the Master of Science degree in Marketing at the University of Warwick


Validity of Scores 2 years.