At a glance

Students can prepare for internationally recognised Academic English qualifications by taking IELTS Exam Preparation courses at CCEL. IELTS courses help to develop and strengthen students’ knowledge and use of academic English, as well as improving their exam skills.

Start dates

Any Monday (or Tuesday when Monday is a public holiday).

Course length

5 weeks

Hours per week

Full time - 20 hours (Mon - Fri 1:15pm - 5:30pm)

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced (Classes may be mixed levels depending on student numbers.)

Course fees

2 - 11 weeks: $440 per week | 12+ weeks: $415 per week

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

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Skills Focus

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing

What you will learn

  • The course covers exam topics and strategies including:
  • Listening skills - listening for opinions, main ideas and specific information
  • Speaking skills - giving information, expressing opinions, explaining
  • Reading skills - understanding main ideas, specific information and opinions
  • Writing skills - presenting information, describing processes, presenting points of view


Minimum entry levels apply. Placement in an IELTS Exam Preparation class will depend on level assessment. IELTS Exam Preparation level assessments can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course.