IELTS English Options
Start Date: 5th July 2021
Other start dates:
This course has weekly starts, all year round.
More about the course
If you're serious about developing your English language skills, IELTS English Options is a great choice for you. This course will help you work towards getting the best score possible in your IELTS English Language test.
The IELTS test is an internationally recognised English language proficiency test, which many UK universities use in their entrance criteria.
Our mission is to help you prepare and reach your full potential in your academic studies. You will learn more about academic writing, vocabulary and presentation skills. The course takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 1pm-3pm.
You will also have the choice to enhance your learning through our Grammar and Speaking optional add-ons. These take place on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
There are no entry requirements but you need to hold at least an A2 level in English.
We will invite you to a placement test to find out which level is right for you.
What will I achieve?
If you complete this course successfully, you will receive an ECON EFL International Options certificate.
What will I learn?
We will help you to improve your ability with:
How is the course taught?
You will be taught through:
- Group work
- Reading and listening to texts
- Scenario based role play
How am I assessed?
Many of our students join our social programme.
This is a series of field trips and special events where you can get to know other students and visit landmarks and cities in the UK. We also run special dining events in our Chefs' Academy Restaurant and visit local restaurants and museums.
This is an excellent way to explore the Newcastle, make new friends and practice your English language skills.
Where can I progress?
This course will help you to improve your English Language skills. We will help you to prepare for externally accredited courses such as IELTS and Cambridge exams.
- 6 hours per week
- 12 hours per week
- 15 hours per week
- 21 hours per week
- 24 hours per week
Additional Support Available
While we don't have our own accommodation. We provide students with support in sourcing the best accommodation options. Learn more.
Travelling to the UK to study is the beginning of a big and exciting journey in your life! Living and studying in Newcastle may be very different, so we understand that you may feel a little anxious about your arrival. Luckily, you're not alone and below we've listed some of the most frequent questions that we're asked by our international student community.
I'm not going to know anybody when I arrive in the UK, can you help me to meet new people?
Absolutely! All of our international students are invited to join our Social Programme, which fits around your timetable and helps you get the best of your experience in the UK. The Social Programme will help you meet your fellow students and together you'll have evenings out to local restaurants and cinemas, as well as day-trips to nearby places of interest, such as the Lake District, York, Durham and Edinburgh.
Can you help me with my Visa application?
Of course. We have all of the information and guidance you will need to make your application here. If you still need some support or just have questions about the process, speak to our International Team, who are here to help you every step of the way.
Can you help me find somewhere to live?
We do not own any student accommodation but we do have close links with local providers and we can definitely point you in the right direction of some great options. Whether you'd like to live in halls of residence, private rented accommodation or even with a local family, speak to the International Team who can help you find the perfect place.
I'm worried about living in a new country, what support can you offer to help me settle in?
We know it can be difficult to adjust to living in a new country, especially if there are language barriers. Our dedicated International Team will give you a warm welcome on your arrival and help you settle in. As well as helping you with your enrolment and joining the Social Programme, they can support you with all of the practical, important things such as opening a bank account and registering with a doctor.
I don't know if I have the right qualifications, can you help me?
We consider and review all international qualifications for all of our programmes and our International Team will be able to assess your existing qualifications and help you onto the right course for you.