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IELTS Preparation Course

We're here to help YOU get the score you need... 

IELTS is fast becoming the leading standardised English Language test globally, jointly managed by the University of Cambridge and the British Council. 

It is recognised as the standard English proficiency test for University and Polytechnic admission in New Zealand, with some institutions looking for scores as high as 7.0 on this challenging examination.

WIE's IELTS Preparation Course is a course for intermediate to advanced learners, which develops skills and strategies for both English language and for IELTS success. The course aims to prepare students with the skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test  with confidence and succeed in achieving the score you require. 

The course will give you intensive practice in each module, making sure you know exactly how to make best use of your time. You will do practice tests in each skill under exam conditions and specialist teachers will give you feedback on your performance to help you improve. 

The IELTS Preparation Course aims to:

  • Introduce students to and familiarise them with the format and content of IELTS

  • Equip students with effective skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence

  • Provide material for practice in all areas of the test

  • Administer regular practice tests with individual feedback and advice from teacher

  • Tips and advice from experienced teachers, including test examiners

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply reading techniques to scan and skim texts quickly, and to find the main points.

  • Produce formal, academic writing which are clear, organised and concise

  • Apply different listening techniques to cope with a variety of situations

  • Speak with greater accuracy and fluency

  • Manage time effectively in the IELTS test


Students enrolling for the IELTS Preparation course must sit our placement test on arrival, and are then placed in the appropriate class according to their assessed level. 


Waikato Institute of Education Certificate in IELTS Preparation (You must meet all course and attendance requirements.)

  1. Studying IELTS Preparation at WIE opens up opportunities for tertiary study in New Zealand, for more information, please visit: Pathway to New Zealand University, Polytechnic and High School.
  2. Learners who have enrolled for or have completed an IELTS Preparation course are better equipped to live and work in New Zealand. For more information, please visit: Pathway to New Zealand Jobs


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Scholarships available to IELTS students

For details on course fees please see Courses & Fees.






Waikato Institute of Education
Address: Level 1, Tower Building, 48
Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453