Centre for English and World Languages

high quality language and pathway programmes

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - test preparation courses


Demonstrate your English skills, prepare for an IELTS test with a course at our Canterbury campus.

Please see our frequently asked questions.

IELTS Preparation Courses

The next course begins on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

The first session is a free taster session where you can meet the teacher and ask any questions. This takes place from 18.00-20.00 in Keynes College room KS4

The classes then run on Wednesday evenings between 18.00-20.00 from 24 January to 04 April 2018 in room KS4. The course fee is £200.

  • There are no entry requirements
  • The fee does not include a textbook.
  • Payment is online via our online store.

The course is taught by a tutor experienced in IELTS preparation. The course will help you to develop language and study skills needed. You will get practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking for each aspect of the test as well as familiarisation with the test format (both Academic and General Training). Grammar and vocabulary work will be included as appropriate and you will get useful feedback from the course tutor.


If you are a Kent student, you will earn Employability Points (5 points for the taster session and a further 25 points for completing the course). To claim your points, you need to log them on My Folio.

employability points


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Course Book Details

Sam McCarter, (2010) Ready for IELTS Coursebook with key


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Why Take IELTS?

The IELTS test is widely recognised as proof of English Language skills by educational institutions, employers and government immigration agencies.

The test is composed of a Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking test. You can choose between two IELTS modules in the Reading and Writing tests: Academic – if you want to study in English at undergraduate or postgraduate level, or seek professional registration.

General Training – if you want to migrate to an English-speaking country (e.g. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), or wish to train or study in English at below degree level.

For further information please visit the IELTS page.


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Terms and Conditions

The deadline for our IELTS Preparation courses is the Wednesday of the second week of the course.


Notification of your withdrawal from our IELTS Preparation courses must be sent by email to examenglish@kent.ac.uk by Friday 5.00pm of week 2 of the course. Provided we receive notification of your withdrawal by this deadline you will receive a refund, less a £50.00 administration fee.

MyCanterbury Promotion:

In order to qualify this promotion, you must have created an account with MyCanterbury and claimed the valid discount code either through the app or the MyCanterbury website. The discount code must then be entered, when prompted, when purchasing the chosen course via our Online Store. The discount code will only be accepted during the date range listed on the MyCanterbury website. Discount codes will not be accepted after this time. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion at any time.

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Contact Us

For further information, e-mail:examenglish@kent.ac.uk

Or drop into CEWL reception and speak to one of our team. You can find us in Keynes College C block.

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Centre for English and World Languages, Keynes College, University of Kent, CT2 7NP

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 13/12/2017