Aspire2 International General English IELTS

Intakes: weekly
Course duration: 2 - 48 weeks

A solid result in the IELTS examination will make it easier to work, live or study in many English speaking countries. We offer classes at foundation (Intermediate) and advanced levels (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced), and our teachers will help you learn strategies and develop the skills needed to perform well in the exam. This course will give you access to the latest resources and your progress will be regularly assessed. Studying in this class will help you make the transition to tertiary studies.

2 - 48 Weeks

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Aspire2 International English

The IELTS preparation programme is designed to prepare international students for the IELTS exam (General and Academic) or entry exams for Diploma courses at Aspire2 International or other providers. Students will continue to develop and consolidate effective strategies for approaching the various IELTS tasks for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking:


  • Communicate with fluency and confidence
  • Use idiomatic expressions
  • Use a range of grammatical structures with flexibility and accuracy
  • Use a range of pronunciation features; L1 accent has minimal effect on intelligibility
  • Use vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics


  • Apply critical thinking skills to reading tasks
  • Distinguish between facts, opinions and theories/hypotheses
  • Predict meaning of unknown words when necessary through context or knowledge of morphology (affixes, root)
  • Understand and follow the use of cohesive devices


  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Interpret speaker’s attitude and intention
  • Listen for discourse markers
  • Understand the structured staging of a lecture
  • Use predictive strategies before each listening section


  • Demonstrate awareness of style and collocation
  • Develop an answer by presenting, extending and supporting main ideas
  • Organise writing logically into paragraphs
  • Paraphrase effectively
  • Use a flexible lexical resource


On completion of this programme students will be able to:


  • Engage in a discussion on more abstract issues
  • Express opinions, attitudes, values, moods and emotions
  • Express possibilities; speculate on future events and their consequences
  • Participate in a discussion
  • Talk about self and familiar topics


  • Listen and take notes
  • Understand and extract key information and gist in a media context
  • Understand and extract key information and gist in formal communication
  • Understand the contents of a discussion


  • Identify the author's purpose/point of view
  • Identify topics and genre
  • Scan to find specific information
  • Skim for gist and general understanding
  • Understand and locate information
  • Understand and locate opinions and attitudes


  • Describe a problem and present solutions
  • Describe cause and effect
  • Describe data and processes
  • State an opinion
  • Write a discursive essay
  • Write informal/formal correspondence

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.


Please contact us for information about fees.

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  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place (OOP)  and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Start your programme

    Arrive at the campus reception to start your programme

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