Overview

At BROWNS, our IELTS Exam Preparation courses are for students who want to go into further study, and that could be for TAFE or it could be at a university in Australia to do a bachelor degree or a masters. Our courses are also for people who want to prepare for permanent residency or to get a work visa.

So here at BROWNS we have two levels of IELTS Exam Preparation classes. Our first is IELTS Preparation, and that's for students who enter at about a 5 and exit at a 5.5, and then we have our IELTS Preparation Plus class, and that's for students who enter at a 5.5 and who exit at 6. So in the morning class, that's our CORE class, in that we have special IELTS textbooks which really target the skills to helping your academic ability that you need to improve for the IELTS test. And then in our afternoon classes, we really look at your IELTS exam skills, so what strategies and skills do you need for the reading, writing, speaking and listening in IELTS.

Our classes are 10 weeks long, and this means that if you need it to, you could do 20 weeks of IELTS Preparation here at BROWNS. We do mock testing, so we do a full mock test in Week 1, Week 5 and Week 9, and we also focus on one specific mock test in the IELTS test each Monday. So that means by the time you've finished the 10 weeks, you've done 5 full mock tests, all under those pressured situations just like in the IELTS test.

Each student gets a workbook, and that means that they can do extra work in extension by themselves at home, and every student does two hours of homework at night, which means that we really push you to get your best result in the IELTS test. We have academic counseling so you can go and see an academic counselor and get one-on-one counseling and advice to help you get your best result. And our teachers are all IELTS experts and some of us are IELTS examiners, so we really know what you need, what skills and strategies you need, to get the result that you want.

Many of our past students have had excellent results in the IELTS test and are now studying at universities in Australia. So in our IELTS Preparation courses at BROWNS, we give you the confidence that you need because you had the right preparation.

Our IELTS Exam Preparation course is specially designed to optimise your test potential. You will receive individual attention from your BROWNS teacher and advice about how to approach each section of the test. To enter this course you will require an Intermediate English language level or above.


Duration: 1 - 20 weeks

Course Start Dates: You can start our IELTS Exam Preparation course on any Monday

Campus: Available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast campus.

Course Description:

  • Daytime: 20 hours per week in-class and 5 hours per week Accelerate and homework review
  • Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content
  • Feedback and academic counselling that allows students to target specific areas of weakness and ways to improve on them

Entry Requirements:

CRICOS Code: 091581J

Timetable

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 – 10:30 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
10:35 – 11:35 INPUT Class
Speaking and Vocabulary
Understanding Speaking Test, Part 2
INPUT Class
Grammar
Writing: Task 1
INPUT Class
Vocabulary
Writing: Task 2
INPUT Class
Developing Reading Skills and test taking strategies
INPUT Class
Developing Listening Skills and test tasking strategies
11:45 – 12:45 Application Practice:
Speaking Part 2
Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Application Practice:
Speaking Part 2
Application Practice:
Writing: Task 1
Application Practice:
Writing Task 2
Application Practice:
Reading
Application Practice:
Listening
14:55 – 15:55 Feedback of Speaking
Focus on Pronunciation
Feedback on Writing Feedback on Writing Feedback on Reading Feedback on Listening

Testimonials

IELTS Testimonial - Larrissa Scanagatta

Larrissa Scanagatta

Italy
IELTS Score: 8.5

Text: English

IELTS Testimonial -  Gagan Sran

Gagan Sran

India
IELTS Score: 7.0

Text: English

IELTS Testimonial - Larrissa Scanagatta

Nguyen Khanh

Italy
IELTS Score: 7.0

Text: English

IELTS Testimonial - Hungarian Student

Krisztian Toth

Hungary
IELTS Score: 7.0

Video: English | Hungarian

IELTS Testimonial - Swiss Student

Kim Bourquin

Switzerland
IELTS Score: 7.5

Video: English | French

IELTS Testimonial - Matt

Matt

Italy
IELTS Score: 7.0

Text: English

IELTS Testimonial - Saudi Student

Hibah Alqumaysh

Saudi Arabia
IELTS Score: 7.5

Video: English

IELTS Testimonial - Hungarian Student

Levente Molnar

Hungary

Video: English | Hungarian

IELTS Testimonial - Colombian Student

John Velasquez

Colombia
IELTS Score: 7.0

Video: English | Turkish

IELTS Testimonial - Turkish Student

Mehmet Ercelik

Turkey
IELTS Score: 6.5

Video: English | Turkish

IELTS Testimonial - Korean Student

Sejin Oh

Korea

Video: English | Korean

The IELTS Test

What is the IELTS test?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. The IELTS test assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play.

Why choose IELTS?

A high IELTS score can open many doors whether you want to study, live or work in Australia.  A score of 7 or above would be accepted in just about every area that Australian universities have to offer, from business to science and many others in-between, depending on your goals. In turn, this can help you accelerate your career, while also opening up doors for Australian skills migration.

Other reasons are:

  • IELTS is accepted by over 6,000 institutions worldwide, including universities, colleges and employers in English-speaking countries and beyond.
  • Almost all universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK accept IELTS.
  • IELTS is used for immigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
  • You can be sure that an IELTS score demonstrates your true ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • IELTS uses Australian, North American and British varieties of English, making it a truly international test.

IELTS test structure:

All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking - to obtain a band score. The individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score.

All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.

All candidates take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. They are always taken in this order. The Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test centre.

For especific information about the format of each section click here.

IELTS band scale:

There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score.

Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

 

Band 9

Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8

Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7

Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6

Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5

Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4

Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3

Extremely limited user: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2

Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1

Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0

Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided.

IELTS Guarantee

Download the IELTS course guide


IELTS Guarantee

You will achieve your target IELTS score after completing our IELTS Exam Preparation course.

If you do not achieve your target IELTS score, BROWNS will offer you a FREE IELTS Exam Preparation course (same number of weeks as your original booking).

Conditions Apply

  • Study the BROWNS IELTS Exam Preparation Course for a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Take the BROWNS Pre-entry placement test prior to enrolling; or provide verifiable IELTS results as proof of level
  • Receive approval of your target IELTS score from the BROWNS Academic Management team
  • Diligently follow the BROWNS recommended study plan
  • Take each IELTS mock test exam as facilitated by BROWNS
  • Maintain 100% attendance rate, or provide medical documentation for explained absences
  • Receive no warnings for not “speaking English” during the course
  • This offer expires 1 month after graduating from the BROWNS IELTS Exam Preparation course

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