English and IELTS

MLS is able to offer different kinds of English Language Examination courses to suit your individual needs. There are many examinations available, so it is important that you find the right exam for you.

MLS can offer you an examination counselling service to help you decide which exam is right for your level and which qualification will be the most useful. Our experienced Examination Officer will meet with you on a one to one basis and help you make the right decisions. They will also guide you through the whole application process.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a multi level exam. You will follow an English and IELTS course which will give you the Academic English skills necessary to complete the following exam tasks:

Reading: You will learn specific reading skills such as skimming, scanning and dealing with unknown vocabulary. You will practise these skills by looking at authentic academic texts such as reports, essays and newspaper articles.

Writing: You will learn the necessary grammar and structure needed for producing a well composed piece of writing. You will be taught how to write in an academic style in order to produce effective essays and reports.

Listening Comprehension: You will be introduced to a range of accents and speeds of speaking within academic environments. Listening practice will be delivered through a range of authentic situations such as listening to lectures and talks. You learn how to listen for detailed information and general meaning.

Speaking: You will focus on improving your confidence and fluency through guided work, discussion and group or individual presentations. You will learn how to use English in an Academic environment and focus on structure, coherence and cohesion in speech. You will also practise your pronunciation and intonation skills through authentic tasks such as giving presentations and expressing your opinions in discussions and debates.

The following IELTS preparation courses are available:

  • English and IELTS 32: 1 lesson band of IELTS preparation plus 2 lesson bands of General English per day
  • English and IELTS 22: 1 lesson band of IELTS preparation plus 1 lesson band of General English per day

Course facts

Start date: Any Monday (excluding UK public holidays)

Course duration: 2-36 weeks

Entry requirements: Intermediate level of English

Minimum age: 18 years old (MLS can accept 16-17 year old students at its discretion)

Sample timetable: (actual lesson times may vary)
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Band A
Band B
General English General English General English General English General English
Band C
General English General English General English General English General English