Fast Track IELTS English Home Lessons

Who is this Course For?
Students joining this course want to be able to either improve their existing IELTS score or prepare to take the test for the first time.
The course is particularly suitable for:
  • Those who want to achieve as much in four weeks as they would in around 10 weeks of group IELTS classes
  • Pre-university students applying for Bachelors and Masters and post-graduate degrees
  • Doctors, nurses, dentists, and others entering the medical professions
  • Professionals requiring a recognised level of English. You take the test at the end of the course or, if you prefer, soon after you return home.
How is the content of my course decided?

You complete an IELTS practice test and Needs Analysis at the beginning of your course and your host teacher plans a course specifically designed to meet your needs and focus on weak areas of the test.

What happens during my lessons?

Our aim is to raise your IELTS score:

  • to familiarise you with the test format
  • to create awareness of the techniques you need to approach the exam
  • to increase your understanding of the spoken language
  • to increase your confidence and ability in speaking, reading and writing English
Course Content

IELTS preparation includes the use of English in:

  • understanding and evaluating texts
  • interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs
  • writing academic essays
  • understanding authentic listening passages
  • speaking on a variety of topics

We use relevant, up-to-date course books with their associated audio tapes or CDs, together with authentic test materials. Our Director of Studies or another member of the EJO team either telephones or visits you to check that you are completely satisfied with your course.

The daily routine and timetable is obviously discussed between you and your host and depends on your needs and the specific language areas you wish to focus on. As an example, a typical weekday on a twenty-hour-per week course might be the following:

  • 08.00
  • Breakfast with your host teacher
  • 09.15 - 10.15
  • Lesson 1 - Speaking exam section 1: exchanging personal information, explaining and elaborating, discussing social issues, accommodating other points of view
  • 10.30 - 11.30
  • Lesson 2 - Academic Reading exam section 1: sentence completion, notes/table/flow chart completion
  • 11.45 - 12.45
  • Lesson 3 - Listening exam sections 1 and 2: pick from a list, form filling, table completion
  • 13.00
  • Lunch with your host teacher
  • 14.30 - 15.30
  • Lesson 4 - Academic Writing exam task 1: describing information provided in a graph, chart, table or diagram
  • 15.45 - 16.45
  • Lesson 5 - Academic Reading exam section 1: short answer questions, labelling a diagram, true/false/not given, multiple choice
  • 17.30 - 18.30
  • Homework assignments arising out of day’s lessons
  • 19.00
  • Evening meal with your host teacher
  • 19.45 - 20.45
  • Homework assignments arising out of day’s lessons
  • 21.00 - 22.00
  • Relax!
1. Please complete the enrolment form.
2. You let us know:
  • which course you would like to take
  • when you would like to come to England
  • how long you would like to come for
  • any special learning priorities or other requests or questions you may have
3. We then get in touch with you or your agent to:
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • send you a description of a host teacher we believe will be suitable for you
  • progress your booking
  • Comfortable accommodation and all meals in the home of your host teacher
  • Living as part of the household during the stay
  • Introduction to the local area
  • Your chosen number of hours of English tuition each week (20, 25 or 30)
  • Testing and needs analysis and a course designed to meet your individual IELTS needs
  • Use of up-to-date course resources
  • The opportunity to learn in a real English environment
  • The support of the EJO Director of Studies
  • Excursions as arranged if booked in advance
  • Course report, including suggestions from your host teacher for further study after your course
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Copy of the main course book used during the course
At extra cost:
  • Travel from and to your own country
  • Meeting on arrival and travel between point of arrival and departure in the UK and host teacher's home
  • Expenditure associated with any excursions, local outings and visits (unless asked for and booked in advance)
  • Your travel Insurance (EJO can make arrangements for this if asked to do so in advance)