Gain the skills, confidence and IELTS score you need for English-speaking universities.

A course for students who want an intensive academic preparation course to develop both English language and academic skills. Prepare to study an Undergraduate or Master’s degree in an English- speaking country and gain the IELTS score you need for entry. This course will be delivered online.  

LESSONS: 20 per week
LESSON TIME: 18 hours 20 minutes per week


What will I learn?

  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy
  • Listen to talks and lectures and learn skills such as note-taking
  • Read a wide range of academic texts such as articles, essays and reports
  • Expand and explore your knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • Be given tailored feedback on your academic written English
  • Regular feedback on progress to help you achieve your learning goals
  • Specific preparation to reach your goal in the IELTS Academic exam
  • The IELTS exam is included free with this course. IH London is an official IELTS test centre, so you can take your test with us

What will I gain? 

  • Written supporting statements and university applications
  • Be ready and confident to go to an English-speaking university
  • Develop your English language skills to confidently communicate with other students
  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and colleges in the UK
  • Learn a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Be able to write extended essays and assignments based on research and reading
  • Be able to think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English
  • Presentation and debate skills
  • Your best score for the IELTS Academic Exam


What can I do next?

  • Take the IELTS Academic exam (included with your course)
  • Apply to an English-speaking college or university
  • Use your new skills for study and work
  • Keep learning with the IHL Student Portal (free for 3 months after your course)

Course dates 

04 January 2022 – 24 weeks 

28 March 2022 – 12 weeks 


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