IELTS introduction

The international (IELTS) is now being used at many American universities to measure the English proficiency of people who would like to gain admission to undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate programs.

Test format

The IELTS uses a nine-band scale to measure different levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) to expert (band score 9). It assesses listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The entire test takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes.

IELTS Preparation Course

The ELI is currently offering an IELTS preparation course whose aim is to prepare potential test takers for each of the sections by providing ample practice and essential test-taking skills.

Due to the academic rigor of this course it is required that students obtain a level 5 (Advanced) score on the ELI Placement Test. 

Days: Twice a week*
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Length: 10 weeks
Price: $479
Total hours: 30

Days: Once a week*
Time: 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Length: 10 weeks
Price: $479
Total hours: 30

*Exact day depends on availability/registration.

In order to take the placement test and register for the IELTS Preparation, please visit our office during the following dates and times:

IELTS Preparation
Registration and Placement Test Dates

Spring 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
January 14, 2019 to January 18, 2019

Summer 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
May 6, 2019 to May 10, 2019

Fall 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019

  • A minimum level 5 or higher on all four sections of the placement exam is required for all test preparation classes.
  • These courses are open to any US resident, US citizen, and valid employment authorization holders (H1B, L1, J1) among others.
  • I-20’s are not issued for this course
  • F-1 students may add this class to their full-time program.
  • Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
  • Application and testing fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Fees do not include books, supplies, or parking permit.

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