At a glance

Students can prepare for internationally recognised Academic English qualifications by taking IELTS Exam Preparation courses at CCEL. IELTS courses help to develop and strengthen students’ knowledge and use of academic English, as well as improving their exam skills.

Start dates

02 January 2018, 05 February 2018, 12 March 2018, 16 April 2018, 21 May 2018, 25 June 2018, 30 July 2018, 03 September 2018, 08 October 2018, 12 November 2018

Course length

5 weeks

Hours per week

Full time - 20 + 3 hours eLearning + 5 hours per week of optional Supervised Independent Learning

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced (Classes may be mixed levels depending on student numbers.)

Course fees

2 - 11 weeks: $405 per week | 12+ weeks: $380 per week

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

Find out more

CCEL Auckland and CCEL Christchurch

What you will learn

  • The course covers exam topics and strategies including:
  • Listening skills - listening for opinions, main ideas and specific information
  • Speaking skills - giving information, expressing opinions, explaining
  • Reading skills - understanding main ideas, specific information and opinions
  • Writing skills - presenting information, describing processes, presenting points of view


Minimum entry levels apply. Placement in an IELTS Exam Preparation class will depend on level assessment. IELTS Exam Preparation level assessments can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course.