IELTS Examination Preparation Course
If you would like to work or study in the UK and English is not your first language, you may need to take an IELTS examination. IELTS is the most widely recognised test of communicative English language ability, and Basil Paterson is the largest centre for this examination in Scotland.
Our intensive full-time IELTS course combines language development lessons with practice of all the examination skills and techniques you will need to excel in the IELTS exam. As an examination centre, you can study and take your final exam in the same building.
We understand the challenges examinations in English can bring. Our examination courses help you prepare for your exam, with development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.
Focus on the techniques required to excel in your exam. Experienced teachers will familiarise you with the format of IELTS and marking criteria, helping you understand what to do for each section.
Exam Skills Practice
Review, practice and feedback. In this session the teacher will give you the chance to practise the exam techniques you have discussed, followed by guidance on how to improve your score.
As a student of Basil Paterson we can guide you through the exam booking process and explain exactly what’s involved on exam day.
You can download our 2018 brochure for English language courses here.
Full-time course structure - 25 hours per week
|08.45 – 09.00||Morning Discussion Session|
|09.00 – 10.00||Spoken Performance Workshop|
|10.00 – 10.15||Morning break|
|10.15 – 11.15||Language Focus|
|11.15 – 11.30||Morning break|
|11.30 – 12.30||Language Practice|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch break|
|13.30 – 14.30||Exam Strategies|
|14.30 – 14.45||Afternoon break|
|14.45 – 15.45||Exam Skills Practice|
2018 Course fees per week
Part-time option also available: £200 per week for afternoons only
For IELTS Preparation we recommend a minimum 2 weeks of study. This is to allow time to improve your level and cover all the components of the exam.
Please note the £160 exam fee is not included in the course price.
2018 IELTS Examinations at Basil Paterson
|06 January||07 April*||07 July||13 October|
|13 January||14 April||21 July||20 October|
|20 January||21 April||28 July||27 October*|
|03 February||05 May||11 August||03 November|
|10 February*||12 May||18 August*||10 November|
|24 February||19 May||25 August||17 November|
|03 March||02 June*||08 September||01 December*|
|10 March||23 June||15 September||08 December|
|24 March||30 June||29 September|
Academic and General Training
*Aberdeen & Edinburgh
2018 IELTS Exam fee £160
Course fees include:
- Study materials during the course
- Certificate & individual report
- Self-study resources
- IT facilities and WiFi
- Tutor support at lunchtime
- At least two free social programme activities per week.
- Guidance on the IELTS booking process and information about what to expect on exam day (exam fee not included)
Basil Paterson is a very good place to study and improve your English level. I really enjoyed my week here and I will certainly come back. Thanks to my teacher and to my host family for everything, “