Prepare to pass the IELTS exam in idyllic Oxford
Study with EC English and you can approach this valuable exam with complete confidence.
That's because our Higher Score® system focuses on the key areas of exam strategy, exam thinking and wider English language skill. Exclusive to EC, the Higher Score® system is targeted to helping get your best possible IELTS exam result.
There are two types of IELTS test, Academic and General. Most of our students choose to prepare for Academic IELTS. Should you wish to prepare for the General Training IELTS test, please select this option on your Needs Analysis form in school and speak to your academic team.
Our highly trained teachers will give you the skills to see what you need to work on to succeed at the IELTS exam.
There are plenty of social activities to make sure you get the most of your time in Oxford. From movies to game afternoons, fun nights out with friends and walking tours of this incredible city.
We also offer Academic Extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, a conversation class, and the opportunity to receive guidance on job searching in the UK, or applying to university and further education.
Prepare for the IELTS exam in Oxford for a unique and life-changing experience in one of the world’s greatest cities. Your EC experience will include fun, interesting lessons and professional teachers who want to see you succeed.
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The IELTS Exam Preparation Course
At EC, our teachers are trained and experienced in getting you to approach the exams strategically. They will teach you how to take the exam using a solid methodology that will bring you closer to your goals.Book Now
All of the teachers offering IELTS exam preparation are experts in the exam itself. They know exactly what the IELTS exam demands of students and will provide you with the information you need, as well as the confidence in your own ability to use English.
Fulfil Your Potential
No matter how confident you may be of your English language skills, our IELTS Exam Preparation will provide the extra help needed to guarantee a strong performance. Aspects such as grammar, idioms and vocabulary will all be covered in depth, leaving you better equipped than ever.
They say that practice makes perfect, and at EC you’ll find out just how true that is. We use past exam papers on the IELTS exam preparation course, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when the time comes. The combination of teacher support and actual practise will leave you prepared for whatever may appear on the exam.
Your teachers will be there to guide and monitor you through every stage of the course. By tracking your progress and constantly providing feedback, they’ll be able to create a personalised study plan that’s tailor-made for your requirements, working to your strengths and helping with your weaknesses. With our full support you’ll face your IELTS exam with total confidence.
Starts: every Monday
Lessons per week: 30
Hours per week: 22.5
Recommended course length: 4 week minimum
Class size: 15 maximum
Minimum level: Intermediate
Minimum age: 16
Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.
We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.
You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.
EC Online is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation.
Through this online portal, you can:
- Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
- Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
- Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.
Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.
If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Whether you've booked a homestay or residence, you'll always receive a warm, personal welcome. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and well-prepared for your first day of lessons. At our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help you with anything you need and answer any questions.