The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a challenging English language exam for international students who want to attend an American university and need to prove their English language level. At CLA, our IELTS Exam Preparation program is designed to not only provide you with the skills to successfully pass the test, but we also provide you with the skills to successfully continue learning in an academic English only setting.

IELTS Exam Preparation Program Highlights

  • Increase the overall IELTS score.
  • Develop a higher level of confidence.
  • Build fluency and confidence in speaking and pronunciation.
  • Develop the skills to analyze statistics, and develop the ability to identify main ideas, and key information in complex texts.
  • Focus on analyzing written texts for specific details and for main ideas.
  • Develop writing techniques for giving opinions and comparing information.
  • Classes start on most Mondays.
  • Study on a Student or Tourist Visa (see Visa Regulations)
  • Affordable tuition costs and discounts available for long-term enrollment (see Tuition Fees)

“I studied at CLA school for more than six months and it is really good! It has a great group of teachers and workers, they are very friendly and useful to learn English. If you really want to learn English very good and in a funny way, this is the best place for you! Thanks to CLA (and my family) I am now a student at San Diego State University.” ~ Gianfranco Di Paolo, Venezuela

Exam Preparation Schedule and Options

IELTS Exam Preparation – Program Objectives

The IELTS exam preparation class is specifically designed for people who need English for test taking. You will improve the full range of language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing and will actively practice common oral communications, improve speech patterns and pronunciation skills, and speak with others with improved confidence about test specific topics. Furthermore, you will develop the grammar skills necessary to communicate clearly and accurately in all skill areas and will develop a firm grasp of test specific vocabulary, etiquette, and practices. You will learn how to manage your time wisely, how to effectively apply critical thinking strategies including argumentation, questioning, evaluation, and multiple points of view to draw conclusions, and how to use reflective learning strategies and self-evaluation techniques to monitor your progress and learning. Furthermore, you will practice reading, interpreting, and comparing a variety of informational texts, including historical texts, scientific texts, and lectures and will develop the skills to analyze statistics, graphs, and tables. You will develop the ability to identify the author, audience, purpose, main ideas, and key information in complex texts and will further expand your life skills vocabulary, refine your listening and note-taking skills, and practice writing clear and descriptive, comparative, persuasive, and analytical essays with different points of view.

IELTS Exam Preparation – Fees

IELTS Exam Preparation Fees