IELTS

IELTS

Let us help you get the IELTS band score you need!

Why study IELTS at NZLC?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.

•    Approved IELTS pre-testing centre.
•    Three levels in Auckland and one or two levels in Wellington with three different course options.
•    FREE after-school study support with individual feedback, study advice and help with exam applications.
•    Weekly progress tests and feedback and full IELTS exam practice every 5 weeks.
•    Taught by experienced and supportive IELTS teachers.
•    Graduation certificate and academic report.
•    High success rate.
•    Academic Pathway Programme.
•    Approved Student Visa Pathway Education Provider.

 

NZLC Auckland offers IELTS courses at 3 levels so that you will be placed in a class aimed at the appropriate level.

•    IELTS 1 – Band scores of 4.0 – 5.0. This is approximately equivalent to Intermediate 2 in General English.
•    IELTS 2 – Band scores of 5.0 – 6.0. This is approximately equivalent to Upper Intermediate in General English.
•    IELTS 3 – Band scores of 6.0+. This is approximately equivalent to Advanced in General English.

NZLC Wellington offers IELTS course/s at 1 or 2 levels for Band scores of 5.0 – 6.5.
This is approximately equivalent to Intermediate 2 to Advanced in General English.

Choose your programme!

NZLC has a wide range of quality English programmes including General EnglishIELTSBusiness EnglishCambridgePathway Programme,  Young Learners CoursesEnglish Teacher Training, and Group Study Tours.

Below, you can see the full level and course chart. This will give you an idea of the courses available to suit your level of English.

Beginner: Can understand simple statements and requests within very familiar situations and can respond in short, learnt phrases or words.

Elementary (A1): Can understand and use very basic language on some personal topics.

Pre-Intermediate (A2): Can understand and use simple language on a range of personal topics and in relation to daily needs.

Intermediate 1 (B1): Can understand and use language related to personal or common every day topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics such as experiences, giving and asking for opinions, and agreeing and disagreeing politely.

Intermediate 2 (B1+): Can understand and more confidently use language related to familiar topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics in greater detail, such as experiences, hopes and plans for the future.

Upper Intermediate (B2): Can understand the main ideas of complex language on a range of concrete and abstract topics, and participate in conversations with native speakers without communication breaking down.

Advanced (C1): Can understand almost everything heard and read, and express ideas and information clearly, precisely and fluently on a full range of complex topics.

English Levels A1-C1 refer to the levels on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

NZLC offers IELTS Study Support for students to get extra help and advice for their IELTS preparation. Students can receive extra feedback on their writing and speaking, individual advice about what IELTS resources to use, and help with IELTS test applications.

NZLC IELTS FREE Study Support runs from 3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

LevelsIntermediate to Advanced
Entry TestYes, IELTS Entry Test
Length5 weeks (min) 50 weeks (max)
1 Level = 5 to 10 weeks per level
TypeFull Time (23h p/w)
AM Part Time (15h p/w)
PM Part Time (8h p/w)
Course Starts*Every 5 weeks (except public holidays)
CampusAuckland Academic Campus / Wellington 
Class Size12 (average) / 16 (maximum)
Age**16+

* A minimum number of students required.
**Acceptance of 16 and 17 years old will be at the discretion of the Academic department (Young Learners Tuition fee, Adult Textbook/Material Fee Policy and course hours apply).

IELTS (Morning Class)
LevelsIntermediate to Advanced
Entry TestYes
Length6 – 48 weeks  / 1 level = 12 weeks (6 weeks per module)
TypeFull Time (20 hrs/wk) + 5 hrs/wk Electives/Activities (optional)
Part Time (12.5 hrs/wk) + 5 hrs/wk Electives/Activities (optional)
Part Time (7.5 hrs/wk) + 5 hrs/wk Electives/Activities (optional)
Course Start*Every 6 weeks on Monday 
CampusAuckland & Wellington
Class Size12 (average) 16 (maximum)
Age**16+

*Minimum student numbers required.
**Acceptance of 16 and 17 years old will be at the discretion of the Academic department (Young Learners Tuition fee and Adult Textbook/Material Fee Policy apply).

IELTS (Evening Class)
LevelsIntermediate to Advanced
Entry TestYes
Length6 – 48 weeks  / 1 level = 12 weeks (6 weeks per module)
TypeFull Time (20 hrs/wk)
Part Time (10 hrs/wk)
Part Time (7.5 hrs/wk)
Self-Study16:15 – 17:15
Course Start*Every 6 weeks on Monday 
CampusAuckland
Class Size12 (average) 16 (maximum)
Age**18+

*Minimum student numbers required.

Nils, Belgium. 

“The advice & exercises given by the experienced teachers helped me to achieve a band score of 8.5! The nationality mix in the classes also provided a great study & social experience. I would definitely recommend this course.”

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