IELTS – International English Language Testing System

IELTS is an English language assessment test. It is a required qualification for those whose native language is not English and they wish to study a course in English at a higher academic institution.

It consists of four sections:

Reading: Three large texts followed by 40 questions of various forms to be answered in 60 minutes.

Writing: Two tasks to be completed in 60 minutes: a description or summary of a graph, table or chart and an argumentative essay.

Listening: 40 questions based on listening material to be answered in 30 minutes.

Speaking: Personal interview based on general interest topics in 15 minutes.

Detailed information about the IELTS can be found at


At Proficiency Centre every student prepares for the IELTS individually because he or she starts at a different level and aims for a different score. This is how our students achieve the best results at such a specialised assessment test as the IELTS

Lessons for the IELTS preparation last ten weeks. During the first eight weeks each student does two 90-minute lessons per week. Apart from the lessons, students write a large number of revision tests on the syllabus covered. Extra work and exercises are provided to address each student's weak areas. During the last two weeks students write practice tests to revise all the work covered and to become completely familiar with the test format. For those students who can afford the time, the test-writing period can be extended for a further two weeks at no extra cost.

Our experience has taught us that each individual student is unique. That is why we have devised our exclusive teaching system: Individual Tuition in Total Immersion. Every student starts with the same syllabus, but this syllabus is then extended differently to meet his or her individual demands. The aim for success in the IELTS Examination is common among all candidates; the path that leads to that success is different for each student.