IELTS Training In Dubai
Many international institutions and immigration services require an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam as proof of a candidate’s ability to speak, write and converse in English. The standardized test not only helps to gain access to foreign universities but also allows native speakers of a foreign language to find better job opportunities in other countries.
Of course, the possibility of being accepted into such institutions or jobs depends on your IELTS score. Fortunately, there are many educational institutions that offer IELTS Preparation courses in Dubai.
Before choosing the right course, you should know that there are two types of IELTS exams in Dubai, depending on your needs. The General IELTS module is usually required for those who want to emigrate to countries such as Canada, Australia, and the UK. Academic IELTS courses in Dubai are usually chosen by those who want to study at universities and colleges in Western countries.
Both modules test candidates’ skills in four main areas:
Based on your performance, you will be graded on a ten-point scale and receive a score indicating your proficiency in English. Please note that the IELTS exam in Dubai is a paid exam.
According to recent British Council announcements, starting December 1, 2019, the fee for the paper IELTS exam will be $1,120 and the fee for the computer-based IELTS exam will be $1,260 in the UAE. Listed below are some IELTS courses in Dubai that interested candidates can take.
UAE British Council
The British Council is also known for its IELTS courses in Dubai and IELTS exams (Photo: British Council UAE).
Although the British Council is known for administering IELTS exams, few people know about its IELTS preparation courses. That’s why it tops our list of recognized institutions offering IELTS preparation courses in Dubai.
IELTS courses at the British Council in Dubai are divided depending on what kind of IELTS score you want to get. The courses are divided into Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced and cover a variety of writing and speaking assignments.
For example, the Developing in IELTS course is designed for students aiming for Band 5, whose English language level is Pre-Intermediate. The Advanced IELTS course is designed for students whose English level is Upper Intermediate and whose aim is to achieve an IELTS score of 7 or 7.5.
Express English Language Training Centre
The Express English Language Training Institute, located in Business Bay, employs native speakers from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to conduct IELTS and other English language preparation courses.
The institute offers two modules, academic, and general education courses, and students are assigned to one or the other depending on their goals. For example, those wishing to enter an international university may be invited to the academic module. Similarly, students applying for permanent residence abroad are invited to take the IELTS general education module.
Express Language Training Institute offers a variety of IELTS courses, from full courses to individual tuition. A full general education course currently costs AED 1,450. Private IELTS lessons cost AED 4,500. Courses are open 7 days a week and run from 8 am to 10 pm. Students can also access course materials via mobile devices, computers or laptops.
NLPTECH, as a provider of IELTS courses in Dubai, offers various study packages for candidates.
In addition to other academic programs, Wollongong University in Dubai is also famous for its IELTS preparation courses. Located in the Dubai Knowledge Park residential complex, the university offers both academic and general preparation courses.
NLPTECH currently offers IELTS preparation courses (for academic preparation), IELTS reinforcement courses, and writing courses. IELTS preparation includes an academic preparation program at the lower and upper levels that teaches students the skills and strategies needed to achieve top scores on the IELTS academic tests. This program can be purchased for AED 4,900 per semester.
The Writing Masterclass is a one-week course priced at AED 997.50. A complete list of available courses and prices is available on the NLPTECH website.
Nlptech Institute specializes in TOEFL and IELTS preparation and is next on our list of IELTS preparation schools in Dubai. They are taught by experienced native English teachers and help students achieve high IELTS scores for working abroad and at international universities.
Nlptech Institute’s fee structure is designed according to the number of students in each group. For example, the fee for a group lesson of 4-8 students is AED 55 for one academic hour or 45 minutes and AED 1320 for 24 academic hours.
Nlptech is famous for its IELTS preparation courses in Dubai
Another great place to study IELTS in Dubai is Nlptech, a renowned institute of preparation courses, one of the most popular of which is the IELTS preparation course. Depending on personal needs, students can attend group or individual courses. Group courses can accommodate a maximum of 6-7 students and courses for different groups are available on weekdays and weekends.
Nlptech has several other branches in Dubai. Private lessons or “clearing classes” are also available for students who wish to hone their skills with individual instruction. In addition, students are provided with the latest course materials and answer keys so that they can study at their own pace.