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GEC has many programs to choose from – see the indvidual page links for more information about each course. Many students start in General English and then decide to move on to other courses. If you already know what you’d like to study, tell us your preferred option on the enrolment form.
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arrow2 IELTS Preparation

There are two elements which must be considered when planning to sit an English Language Exam. Students must raise their English level and develop Western test-taking skills if they want to achieve their highest potential score. Our IELTS preparation course is specifically designed to ensure that students improve their English and develop their IELTS test-taking skills.

The course focuses on developing the strategies needed to confidently sit the test in all four language skill areas: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Test practice is scheduled weekly throughout the course.

Enrolment for IELTS Preparation classes at Global English Centre starts every Monday and students may study for as many weeks as they like, however, please remember to allow several weeks if you need to complete the entire course. During the course students will improve the skills necessary for an IELTS examination and will become familiar with the exam format and will have the opportunity to do several practice tests.

arrow2 Who is this course for?

The IELTS Preparation course is for anyone planning to attend a Western University or planning to work in or immigrate to a western country.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, administered by the British Council. It measures your ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – and opens doors for people who wish to study or work where English is the language of communication. Candidates must decide to take the General IELTS for work or the Academic IELTS for further studies at university level. Those interested in Academic IELTS Preparation usually plan to undertake studies at higher institutions of learning, academic training, gain work experience, or take General IELTS Preparation for immigration or work purposes.

Pre-requisite for IELTS preparation course is English level 5.

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  • Detailed analysis of the test format and task types for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Guided practice using IELTS question types for Listening and Reading
  • Exercises matching the requirements of the marking criteria for Speaking and Writing
  • Intensive study of key areas of vocabulary of IELTS-related topics
  • Practice IELTS tests every week

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Student progress is assessed through weekly in-class practice tests in the core areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as  meta-skills such as presentation delivery and structured discussions. Students receive test assessment reviews shortly after completing the test each week so each knows exactly, the particular area they need to improve in.

The IELTS exam costs RM 795.00 and is held twice per month, the final assessment for the IELTS exam is administered via a paper based exam by the British Council at the Best Western Daya Hotel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu city.

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IELTS Exam Testing Dates: IELTS Exam Dates for Kota Kinabalu

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Full-Time IELTS Preparation

Classes: Monday – Friday         (6 Hours Per Day)
Duration: 8 Weeks
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 30 Contact hours per week
Qualification: GEC Certificate of English & British Council IELTS Certificate

Part-Time IELTS Preparation

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday         (3 Hours Per Day)
Duration: 12 Weeks
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9 Contact hours per week

arrow2 IELTS Preparation Course Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 – 10:20 IELTS
Reading, Writing Skills
Speaking, Listening Skills
Reading, Writing
Speaking, Listening Skills
Practice Test
10:20 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 IELTS
Speaking, Listening Strategies
Reading, Writing Strategies
Speaking, Listening Strategies
Reading, Writing Strategies
Practice Test
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 16:00 Grammar Writing
Task 1 & Task 2
Grammar Writing
Task 1 & Task 2

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