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IELTS exam preparation (Online)

Join other international students in our online classroom and let Bell support you to prepare for your IELTS exam and achieve your desired score.
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Train for your IELTS online. Take the next step in your career today. 

IELTS is an internationally-recognised qualification that allows students to demonstrate their language level to a university, prospective employer of in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.

Explore the benefits of online learning and discover how you can develop strong skills and techniques to achieve your desired IELTS score, with the support of our highly-qualified Bell experts – recognised for their ‘excellence’ in teaching in the UK.

IELTS Exam Preparation (Online) has a weekly enrolment so you can choose how long you study, and choose between 16 or 20 hours of contact study per week. It can also be customised with an additional Smart Skills (+4 hours) module every week.

Min. language level
Intermediate B1
Weekly hours
16 hours

Full time

20 hours
Max. class size
Course dates
Weekly, every Monday
from 1 November 2020
1-4 weeks: £210 per week
5+ weeks: £190 per week

Full time
1-4 weeks: £250 per week
5+ weeks: £230 per week

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Teaching at Bell is excellent and results in high levels of student progress. Teachers are experienced, well-qualified and have excellent subject knowledge.
Florencia Paraguay
I chose the IELTS module to study the exam preparation skills. The module is really helping me to improve my writing skills, which is great preparation for my upcoming IELTS exam.
Sultan Saudi
Saudi Arabia
Before I came to Bell, I couldn't speak English. After 5 months, I can use English and I'm improving every day. I've never experienced lessons like this, they are interactive and feature lots of fun activities.
Yuka Japan
The Bell team are really kind and they are always there to support you. You don't just learn English in the classroom, there are lots of opportunities to learn outside of the class also!

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Clearly understand what to expect in an IELTS exam and how it is structured
  • Gain effective techniques and strategies to tackle different types of questions
  • Develop critical skills like paraphrasing, analysing or describing data and interpreting meaning from context
  • Improve your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar structures
  • Be more comfortable and confident interacting with English speakers


Confidence is key to your success.

Confidence comes from knowing exactly what content and structure to expect and mastering the critical skills you need to tackle these questions. Our online teachers have extensive knowledge of IELTS exams. They can develop a personal study plan for you to help you prepare for your test and achieve your desired score.

The course is supported by a core digital textbook and online resources, with regular opportunities to practise new skills, vocabulary and exam-style questions or example papers with your classmates in dedicated ‘break out’ rooms.

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Support at every step.

When studying IELTS exam preparation (Online) on a full time basis (20 hours), you will have regular 1-to-1 tutorials with your teacher to review your progress, highlight your achievements and discuss anything you are finding difficult.

This way, we can ensure your personal study plan is regularly updated with clear and relevant objectives, and you are always being challenged to take the next step in your progression.


Practise with Bell Online.

You will be given access to your own digital learning environment as soon as your booking is confirmed. All your learning resources, teacher notes, interactive exercises and progress data are all personalised to you.

You may be asked to upload homework, contribute to group discussions, or receive direct audio feedback from your teachers. You will also be able to interact with your other classmates, and carry on practising your English outside of your virtual classroom.

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Computer-based IELTS.

Students have the option to take computer-based IELTS testing in the UK.

Computer-delivered IELTS exams will involve taking the listening, reading and writing part of the test on a computer and the speaking test will remain face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. If you would like to take this option, your course will ensure you feel comfortable and prepared for this type of testing.

Optional extras

Accelerate your progress by focusing on your particular learning needs and skills improvement.

Smart Skills (+4 hours per week)

With a primary focus on skills development, Smart Skills is an opportunity for you and other international students to collaborate with each other on key projects. Project-based learning is a key principle of learning The Bell Way, as it particularly enables students to maximise their fluency and learn language faster and more successfully. You will also receive your regular 1-to-1 tutorial with your tutor during this time.

Examples include:

  • Listen to a TED talk and critically discuss
  • Storytelling and creating a visual story board
  • Games to consolidate vocabulary learning
  • Debate topical issues and prepare a presentation
  • Focus on English for specific purpose, e.g. email, business, academic
  • Writing a CV or letter to apply for a job
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Sample timetable


Online English courses timetable

Our course includes

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Effective English

Start any Monday
  • Improve your general confidence and fluency
  • Focus on mastering skills you find difficult
  • Confidently communicate in a variety of contexts
  • Get personal feedback from experts
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Start any Monday
  • Improve your general confidence and fluency
  • Understand IELTS exam content and structure
  • Learn effective methods to tackle exam questions
  • Personal study plan to achieve your desired score
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  • Learn effective methods to tackle exam questions
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