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The English for IELTS (IELTS Preparation course) has courses at 2 levels

Being the only IELTS open test centre in Bournemouth, we offer specialist IELTS preparation course with expert teachers.



Do you have to take an IELTS test and don’t know what it is or how to prepare for it? Are you having difficulty getting from an IELTS 4.5 to a 5, or from a 6.5 to a 7? Richard Language College has been the IELTS Test Centre for Bournemouth since 1994 so we have specialist IELTS teachers who can help you achieve your goal.

The English for IELTS (IELTS Preparation course) is split into 2 levels:

– Lower level for students aiming for an IELTS 5 (must be A2 level to join)

– Higher level for students aiming for an IELTS 6-7 (must be B1 level to join)

As well as developing all the necessary language skills, the course focuses on improving your test technique for each part of the IELTS test; listening, reading, writing, speaking. Structures of particular relevance to IELTS and the study of formal language and texts with special reference to academic and general vocabulary will be studied in the mornings. Test practice and technique is also part of the morning lessons. Afternoon classes will focus on General English as it is also important to improve your general English level to gain a higher score on the IELTS test.  Some academic skills work is also included in afternoon lessons.

The Class Tutor is responsible for the progress and academic welfare of the class. Homework is set (often to finish a writing task) and student progress is discussed at the weekly Teachers’ Meeting. There is regular level testing and students have tutorials with their teachers to discuss their progress and ways to maximize their learning.

Mock tests are regularly held after school to help students check their progress under test conditions.

We are confident that you won’t find a better school in Bournemouth for IELTS Preparation courses.


Minimum age: 16
Maximum class size: 12
Prescore (test yourself now):  55-90


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DATES & fees 2019

Starting date: any Monday

9.15 – 12.35 Monday to Friday
2.00 – 3.30 Monday to Thursday

English & IELTS
Course duration 4 weeks 5-12 weeks 13-24 weeks
28 lessons (21 hours)
20 lessons high season (15 hours)
20 lessons low season (15 hours)
£275 pw*
£265 pw
£200 pw
£255 pw
£245 pw
£185 pw
£245 pw
£235 pw
£175 pw
Academic Material & Services

Enrolment Fee (Non-refundable)







*per week


January 19, February 09, March 02, April 06, May 11, June 29, July 27, August 17, September 07, October 12, November 23 & December 07

Test Fee: £170

For any queries regarding the IELTS EXAM, please contact the IELTS office:
Monday to Thursday – From 13.00 to 15.30
Tel +44 (0) 1202 203080 or

Please apply online for the test: ielts.britishcouncil/richardlanguagecollege

***Important: The IELTS examination is to be booked and paid separately. Application deadlines apply***
(The speaking test can be one week before or one week after the written paper)



enrol now

Please contact Richard Language College for further details.

Email or call +44 (0) 1202 555932

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