Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at London School of Business & Finance in Singapore will develop students' level of English to a standard recognised by universities across the world. Students must achieve an appropriate score on an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and numerous other English-speaking countries.

Managed by the British Council, IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, a good IELTS score is an indicator to both employers and academic institutions of proficiency in English. It is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and immigration purposes.*

London School of Business & Finance offers preparatory course for these examinations, helping students to gain a higher level of education and allowing them to pursue the career of their dreams. We have an excellent track record in IELTS preparation, in the UK and we are employing the same commitment to the Singapore institution.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who wants to develop skills at high level in all areas of the English language and to learn strategies for achieving a high IELTS test score.

Intake & Student-Teacher Ratio

 Intakes will be on a weekly basis.

Each intake will have a ratio of 1 teacher : 15 students

Course duration
2 months (8 weeks)  
Monday – Friday, 3 hours per day (15 hours per week)
2.5 months (11 sessions)
Weekends (Saturday or Sunday) 4 hours, plus 2 hours for IELTS Prep Test  
Course modules

These classes provide clear and practical information on the IELTS examination, as well as step by step guidance with each task type.

Students are prepared for the test by exposing them to the types of texts and tasks that are required in the IELTS test, as well as the level and style of language used in the test.  In addition, it prepares students for their studies at university by introducing them to the types of communication tasks which are likely to be met in an English speaking study environment.

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • General reading
  • Academic writing
Course assessment

On induction students are given a section from the reading, writing, speaking and listening from the IELTS exam. This will act as a benchmark and give guidance to students on areas for improvement. 

At regular intervals students are given full practice IELTS tests which will be fully graded and returned to the students for feedback.  
Students will be required to keep a reflective journal and will be given work to complete outside of class.  Students that are having difficulties making the expected progression will be reported in the logs and given supplemental material and additional support.
Course Fee

IELTS (Full Time – 8 weeks x 15 hours / week – Total 120 hours) – S$ 1500.00 IELTS (Part Time – 11 Saturdays x 5 hour per Saturday – Total 55 hours) – S$800.00

Certificate awarded

Students will obtain Certificate of Attendance awarded by London School of Business & Finance upon completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course is for students who are 17 years old and above and would like to study at a further education institution in an English-speaking country.

Students wishing to take the IELTS normally or wish to gain a certain band score for entry purposes.

Upon arrival, students will meet with a senior member of our staff to ensure that they are being placed in the appropriate level in order for the student to meet their learning objectives.

Placement Test
A placement test is administered at the Admissions Office upon the students’ arrival in Singapore. Students will be informed of the respective levels they qualify for within one day of the test.

Minimum Language Requirement

  • IELTS >5.5 or,
  • on equivalent English Language qualification or,
  • have completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English (PCE) advance level, or equivalent or,
  • achieved a satisfactory score on LSBF placement test.
What will this qualification allow students to do?

After students have completed this course and achieved the IELTS score they need, they'll be ready to begin their chosen courses, whether they'll be continuing their education with London School of Business & Finance or at another English-speaking higher education institution.

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