IELTS Preparation Course

IELTS preparation at Languages International is available as a full-time course or as part of a full-time course with English for UniversityGeneral English or English for Business. If you are planning to go on to further study in New Zealand after your English course, we strongly recommend our English for University course combined with IELTS preparation.

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test is a test of English language ability with two main purposes: firstly, it is a test for people who wish to study at university, polytech or other tertiary institutions in New Zealand, Australia or the United Kingdom; secondly, it is one of the requirements for immigration to New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.  IELTS is the examination that is preferred in New Zealand to show English language proficiency for study purposes.

There are a number of IELTS test centres where you can sit the test in Auckland. There are exam sessions every two to four weeks in these centres. We can help you to find a centre and apply to sit the test after you start your Languages International course.

Course entry level

Intermediate (Check your level)

Course length

At least 6 weeks is recommended, but shorter course lengths (2 weeks+) are possible.

Course hours

Full-time: 23 hours per week
20 (60-minute) hours in class
3 (60-minute) hours teacher-supervised independent learning

See sample timetable


This course is offered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Class size

Maximum of 14 students

Start dates

It is possible to join an IELTS course on any Monday, depending on spaces available. Contact us to check.

Course Price (NZ$)

Full-time $475 per week
Part-time $375 per week
Registration fee $265
Materials fee $130
IELTS materials fee $65 (once per school quarter)

IELTS exam fee (NZ$)

$410 (subject to change without notice)

See also

  • We also offer evening classes which focus specifically on IELTS writing. See: IELTS Academic Writing Evening Class.
  • You can access a lot of IELTS skills development material and IELTS practice tests in the Learning Centre.
  • You can also get extra speaking practice in the Learning Centre (ask a teacher about the “Conversation Exchange”) and through the Social Programme.

Our students say…

Read what our students say about the IELTS preparation course here: “IELTS students say“.

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