As a part-time program or as an elective class option for our 12-Week Intensive English students, this program includes:

  • 4 class hours per week, 38 hours total
  • Focus on reading, listening, speaking, writing and test-taking skills


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Program description

IELTS is a challenging, important exam and we want to help prepare you for it! This intensive IELTS Preparation program will improve your skills in four language areas, while also helping you to develop strategies to write the IELTS with confidence. Our IELTS instructors use the latest materials to help you build skills needed for success on the IELTS exam. You´ll practise tests, analyze question types, look at the most common problem areas and discuss test-taking strategies as a group.

Most students take this course as a four-hour weekly elective as part of our 12-week Intensive English (ELPI) program, to enjoy the benefits of a full-time program while also spending time each week on IELTS exam preparation (no additional tuition fees apply). If you already live in Victoria and are preparing to write the IELTS, you’ll enjoy joining our ELPI students at UVic each week in this part-time program.

Program features

  • 4 hours per week: 36 hours total
  • focus on reading, listening, speaking, writing and test-taking skills
  • IELTS preparation materials and sample tests
  • access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL) (open every day)
  • Homestay is available for students attending the 12 week ELPI program only.
  • Certificate of Participation and a Record of Grade upon completion


Program schedule

This is a part-time program with morning or afternoon classes.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

(9:30 – 11:30 am)


(2:30 – 4:30 pm)


(9:30 – 11:30 am)


(2:30 – 4:30 pm)


Please note: if you are an ELPI student taking IELTS Preparation as an elective, the above schedule is in addition to your ELPI classes and activities.

Estimated fees per program

Fees due upon application Fee Notes
Application fee $150.00 Due at time of registration to receive the Letter of Acceptance
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($675-$350) $325.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Total: $825.00

Program dates

Application information

Registration requirements

To study in this program, you must:

  • have a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent OR
  • pass a written exam at the beginning of the program

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to
  3. Pay the application fees and deposit(s)

Once we have processed the application, you well be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Visit our How to apply page for more details.