IELTS Exam Preparation

Course Start Dates: any Monday

  • Pre-Intermediate to Proficiency (Elementary for Executive One-to-One)
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Various options of course intensity and structures available
  • Average 10 weeks per level
  • Innovative, project based course to practice Business English skills with hands-on experience in realistic simulations
  • Daily coursebook-based lessons followed by Skills Modules and Elective lessons -Use of Interactive Whiteboards and additional teaching materials/methods
  • Access to class content through Online Academy
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve

Entry Requirements:
Prei Intermediate English language level or above (Elementary for Executive One-to-One)

Intensive IELTS Exam Preparation

33 Lessons/ Week

Available in Dublin

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It assesses a student’s capability in communicating in English through listening, reading, writing and speaking. Over 1,000,000 tests are taken each year, mostly by those wishing to attend an English-taught course at university or college.

Intended for non-native speakers who are looking to study or work in an English-speaking environment, IELTS training is an internationally recognised system for testing English language ability.
We will help you book the exam once you have started your course. The fee is not included in our prices and has to be paid at the school. The Intensive IELTS Exam Preparation consist of core Exam Preparation lessons, Skills Module and Elective to maximise learning experience.

Timetable

Monday -Friday AM 09:00- 12:15 plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05 plus Elective 13:45- 17:00

Sample Weekly Timetable

Upper-Intermediate B2 level

Core IELTS Exam Preparation

09:00- 12:15

Exam Preparation Module

12:30- 13:15

Exam Preparation Elective:

13:45- 17:00

Monday Vocabulary for your describing home town/ Speaking part 2: International Tourism/ Reading about international Tourism/ Interpreting data Ielts Speaking and Fluency: an Overview of the Speaking exam; Speaking test part one -Speaking about home life, family life; Adding Detail
Tuesday Discussing job satisfaction/ Job related vocabulary/ Writing Part2 : Writing about Multi-national companies/ analysing and brainstorming:
-paragraph plans
-Reading about Globalisation
-skimming and scanning
Making use of the questions asked:
-Opening words and phrases
-the consequences of Global warming
Introduction to listening skills:
-Listening for specific detail
-Learning to predict
-Speed listening
Wednesday Speaking- comparing and contrasting diets/ Reading about food chains/ Skimming and Scanning/ Looking for rephrasing language/ Adjectives for describing food/ Writing Part 2: Introductions and conclusions/ Developing a thesis statement Individual Long turn:
-Developing students ability to speak without hesitation
-Problems that affect your country
Thursday Discussion about popular activities in their country/ Questionnaire to discover most and least popular/ Reading/ Table completion/ Inferring meaning/ Vocabulary for leisure activities Two way discussion:
-Developing opinions
-Contrasting and comparing
-The influences of sport in society
Introduction to writing skills:
-Presenting statistics effectively
Friday Listening part 1:Completing a table/ Reading- Travel tips/ Skimming for general idea/ Scanning for detail/ Speaking part 1:Talking about holidays/ Language for comparing Concluding the interview:
Review of week’s material and discussion of topics covered

Other Skills Modules:

  1. Conversation
  2. Pronunciation & Public Speaking
  3. Irish Life & Culture Projects
  4. Business Communication Skills

Electives:

  1. Business Communication Skills
  2. Irish Life & Culture Projects

Sample Timetable

Monday -Friday 09:00- 12:15
plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05
plus Tuesday & Thursday Elective: 13:45- 17:00

Sample Weekly Timetable

Core lessons 09:00- 12:15 Skills Module 12:20- 13:05 Elective: 13:45- 17:00
Monday lessons plan* lessons plan
Tuesday lessons plan lessons plan lessons plan
Wednesday lessons plan lessons plan
Thursday lessons plan lessons plan lessons plan
Friday lessons plan lessons plan

Standard IELTS Exam Preparation

25 LESSONS/ WEEK

Available in Dublin and Cyprus

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It assesses a student’s capability in communicating in English through listening, reading, writing and speaking. Over 1,000,000 tests are taken each year, mostly by those wishing to attend an English-taught course at university or college.

Oscars-International-IELTS-Standard

Intended for non-native speakers who are looking to study or work in an English-speaking environment, IELTS training is an internationally recognised system for testing English language ability.
We will help you book the exam once you have started your course. The fee is not included in our prices and has to be paid at the school. The Standard IELTS Exam Preparation consist of core Exam Preparation lessons and Skills Module to maximise learning experience.

Other Skills Modules:

Dublin Only

  1. Pronunciation & Public Speaking
  2. Irish Life & Culture Projects

Dublin & Cyprus

  1. Conversation
  2. Business Communication Skills

Timetable

Monday -Friday AM 09:00- 12:15 plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05

Sample Weekly Timetable

Upper-Intermediate B2 level

Core IELTS Exam Preparation

09:00- 12:15

Exam Preparation Module

12:30- 13:15

Monday Vocabulary for your describing home town/ Speaking part 2: International Tourism/ Reading about international Tourism/ Interpreting data Ielts Speaking and Fluency: an Overview of the Speaking exam; Speaking test part one -Speaking about home life, family life; Adding Detail
Tuesday Discussing job satisfaction/ Job related vocabulary/ Writing Part2 : Writing about Multi-national companies/ analysing and brainstorming:
-paragraph plans
-Reading about Globalisation
-skimming and scanning
Making use of the questions asked:
-Opening words and phrases
-the consequences of Global warming
Wednesday Speaking- comparing and contrasting diets/ Reading about food chains/ Skimming and Scanning/ Looking for rephrasing language/ Adjectives for describing food/ Writing Part 2: Introductions and conclusions/ Developing a thesis statement Individual Long turn:
-Developing students ability to speak without hesitation
-Problems that affect your country
Thursday Discussion about popular activities in their country/ Questionnaire to discover most and least popular/ Reading/ Table completion/ Inferring meaning/ Vocabulary for leisure activities Two way discussion:
-Developing opinions
-Contrasting and comparing
-The influences of sport in society
Friday Listening part 1:Completing a table/ Reading- Travel tips/ Skimming for general idea/ Scanning for detail/ Speaking part 1:Talking about holidays/ Language for comparing Concluding the interview:
Review of week’s material and discussion of topics covered

Essential IELTS Exam Preparation

20 LESSONS/ WEEK

Available in Dublin and Cyprus

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It assesses a student’s capability in communicating in English through listening, reading, writing and speaking. Over 1,000,000 tests are taken each year, mostly by those wishing to attend an English-taught course at university or college.

Oscars-International-IELTS-Essential

Intended for non-native speakers who are looking to study or work in an English-speaking environment, IELTS training is an internationally recognised system for testing English language ability.
We will help you book the exam once you have started your course. The fee is not included in our prices and has to be paid at the school. The Essential IELTS Exam Preparation consist of 20 core Exam Preparation lessons.

Timetable

Monday -Friday AM 09:00- 12:15

Sample Weekly Timetable

Upper-Intermediate B2 level

Core IELTS Exam Preparation

09:00- 12:15

Monday Vocabulary for your describing home town/ Speaking part 2: International Tourism/ Reading about international Tourism/ Interpreting data
Tuesday Discussing job satisfaction/ Job related vocabulary/ Writing Part2 : Writing about Multi-national companies/ analysing and brainstorming:
-paragraph plans
-Reading about Globalisation
-skimming and scanning
Wednesday Speaking- comparing and contrasting diets/ Reading about food chains/ Skimming and Scanning/ Looking for rephrasing language/ Adjectives for describing food/ Writing Part 2: Introductions and conclusions/ Developing a thesis statement
Thursday Discussion about popular activities in their country/ Questionnaire to discover most and least popular/ Reading/ Table completion/ Inferring meaning/ Vocabulary for leisure activities
Friday Listening part 1:Completing a table/ Reading- Travel tips/ Skimming for general idea/ Scanning for detail/ Speaking part 1:Talking about holidays/ Language for comparing

Skills Modules & Electives

This is a menu of options which allows you to maximise your learning. Choose an area to focus on in which you need more support. If you’re not sure which module to choose, a teacher can help you to identify what you need when you arrive at Malvern House. These Skills Modules can be booked at any time during your course and for as long as you wish. To make the most of your time at Malvern House we recommend that you book one of the following, or to have them included in your course, choose the Standard English course.

Conversation Module Skills Module/ Elective

Improve your conversational English by practising speaking, listening, pronunciation and vocabulary. You will become more fluent and confident when speaking English.

Available in Dublin

Available in Cyprus (Skills Module)

Irish Culture & Life Module

This course introduces students to the rich and diverse elements that make Ireland such a unique and fascinating culture. From our ancient past, outstanding literary heritage and through to our famous sense of humour;
students will get an insight in the artistic, musical and linguistic traditions of this beautiful country.

Available in Dublin

Pronunciation and Public Speaking Module

This course focuses on students’ spoken production and the pronunciation, from individual sounds up to complex structures. Each week the students will work towards a complete presentation, increasing the length of time
during which they will speak. The course is especially useful for students who are required to make speeches or presentations in an academic or business context.

Available in Dublin

Business Communication Skills Module/ Elective

This course acts as an introduction to the core language used in most business settings. Students are introduced to the differences between general and business English and cover functions specific to the business world such as telephone conversations, note-taking, writing emails, sending memos, takings with colleagues, and much more.

Available in Dublin

Available in Cyprus (Skills Module)

Exam Preparation Skills Module/ Elective

Learn the format of your chosen exam, with tricks and tips to give you the best chance of achieving your required result. Each day, you will look at a different test aspect and identify the areas which will help you achieve your ideal score. Delivered by specialist exam teachers and drawing from past exam papers.

Available in Dublin

Available in Cyprus (Skills Module)

Track Your Progress

This is a menu of options which allows you to maximise your learning. Choose an area to focus on in which you need more support. If you’re not sure which module to choose, a teacher can help you to identify what you need when you arrive at Malvern House. These Skills Modules can be booked at any time during your course and for as long as you wish. To make the most of your time at Malvern House we recommend that you book one of the following, or to have them included in your course, choose the Standard English course.

Beginner A1

You Can:

You can understand very basic, everyday phrases and may respond with short, simple answers. You can exchange basic personal information, if the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A1 to A2: 6-8 weeks

Elementary A2

You Can:

You can interact in a simple way on concrete everyday subjects, such as
family information, shopping etc. You can communicate in routine tasks on familiar
subjects.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A2 to B1: 10 to 12 weeks

Pre Intermediate B1

You Can:

You can converse in a fairly limited way on your background, the immediate environment and on matters of direct need. You can express basic opinions and wishes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1 to B1+: 12 to 16 weeks

Intermediate B1+

You Can:

You can understand and respond to the main points in a variety of everyday situations and also more abstract topics, but have a limited range of style and expression.
Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1+ to B2: 12 to 16 weeks

Upper Intermediate B2

You Can:

You can understand the main ideas of complex written and spoken texts. You can interact with reasonable fluency and accuracy on a fairly wide variety of topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B2 to C1: 10 to 12 weeks

Advanced C1

You Can:

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

C1 to C2: 16 to 20 weeks

Proficiency C2

You Can:

You can understand almost everything you hear or read. You can interact very fluently and precisely, even on very complex topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

English proficiency!