Our IELTS Exam Preparation course at ELC Brighton

The IELTS exam preparation course at ELC Brighton is designed to give you complete and careful preparation for all aspects of the academic module of IELTS.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 16 (15)
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

* Minimum age: we occasionally accept 15 year olds in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader. Our safeguarding and child protection policy document has more information, but please contact us if you require further details.

Our 4-week intensive IELTS exam preparation course in Brighton runs from Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons. Choose from our 25 or 30 lessons per week options.

Course intensity options

This is an intensive course which lasts 4 weeks. You can choose to study:

  • 25 lessons (18.75 hours) or
  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week

If you opt for 25 lessons per week, all of your lessons will be specifically to prepare you for your IELTS test. If you choose 30 lessons per week, you’ll also have 25 lessons of IELTS preparation, with an additional 5 lessons per week to focus on other topics, which could be

  • speaking, pronunciation and listening
  • reading, writing and vocabulary, or
  • English for work (for intermediate to advanced levels only).

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,570.00 for 4 weeks
    • 100 lessons over the course of 75 hours
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    • Includes £90 registration fee
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Course features

  • Before arriving, you do an online test so your class is at the right level for you.
  • We conduct regular progress checks and set homework every day.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher for private help and study advice.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • You’ll take mock exams under authentic exam conditions.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.
  • You get your exam results about 2 weeks after the exam.

Who are our IELTS exam preparation courses for?

The IELTS exam preparation courses we offer are for you if you are absolutely decided on taking an IELTS exam. If you’re interested in preparing for an English exam, but you’re not sure yet which one, then have a look at our English Exam Preparation in Brighton page.

Here at ELC Brighton, we prepare you for the IELTS Academic test, which is suitable if you want to:

  • prove your level of English for undergraduate or postgraduate study
  • work in a professional organisation in an English-speaking country
  • apply for Student Route visa (Tier 4) at a university that is a Student route (Tier 4) sponsor in the UK.

How often does the IELTS exam take place in Brighton?

We have course dates planned for the Academic IELTS exam in the twelve months ahead.

Our IELTS exam preparation courses are planned so that the Academic IELTS exam takes place on Saturday, the day after your course finishes. Please contact us for the exact exam dates.

The test centre for ‘standard’ academic IELTS is usually in Brighton (subject to availability) but may be Eastbourne or London. The nearest test centre for SELT IELTS is London or Portsmouth.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Brighton

What’s the closest airport to ELC in Brighton?

London Gatwick airport is the nearest airport to Brighton, then London Heathrow airport. From Gatwick there are direct trains to Brighton (about 35 minutes) and direct coaches (about 55 minutes). From Heathrow there are direct coaches (about 2 hours 15 minutes). Alternatively we can arrange taxi transfers. These take about 35 minutes from Gatwick to your accommodation and 75-90 minutes from Heathrow.

How are exam courses structured at ELC Brighton?

Our exam preparation courses are full time intensive courses in dedicated classes focussing on IELTS or Cambridge First, Advanced or Proficiency. You study for your chosen exam in the morning and afternoon. The courses have fixed dates that finish with the possibility to take your chosen exam. There is always a 'mock' exam under exam conditions before the real exam so you can get an idea of what the exam will be like and get feedback on what you need to improve.

How long will it take me to move up a level?

All students learn in different ways and at different paces, so we are not able to give you a specific answer. Sometimes students expect that they will improve much faster than it is possible. On average it takes around 12 weeks for you to move up to the next level.

How much is a taxi from the airport to Brighton?

We can organise a taxi for you and the price is £95 each way for Gatwick and £150 each way for Heathrow. You can also take a taxi at the airport but it may be more expensive. Uber also operates in most cities in the UK.

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
Upper A1 Lower A2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

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Need a hand?

If you’re overwhelmed with information and you’re not sure what to do, you can always chat to us, or fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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