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These courses will develop your English skills and improve your exam technique in preparation for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam – ideal for students who require a specific level of IELTS for university entrance or a specific level by a certain date.

Exam Preparation

All our exam preparation courses cover the areas of your chosen exam in detail ensuring you learn the skills and English language through the use of past papers and exam technique to achieve exam success. The Stafford House IELTS preparation course is designed to get you the level you need in the IELTS Academic exam. 


  • Goal-oriented and highly focussed preparation programme
  • Develop the skills needed to succeed in the exam
  • Develop strategies to maximise your score in the exam

How you will learn

  • Skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and more
  • Methods and strategies for successful integrated and independent writing
  • The skills needed to speak confidently and succeed in a one-to-one interview
  • Listening strategies such as listening for gist and for detail
  • With sample papers and continuous practice of specific tasks, you will become familiar with the exam you are taking and learn how to answer the questions as effectively as possible

Quick Facts

Start Dates
Any Monday
Minimum Level
UK: All schools
Canada: All schools
Programme In-Class Clock Hours per Week  Number of Weeks to Complete Each Course
Standard 19 12
Intensive 23 12
Super Intensive* 26 12

*Toronto and London only
Students will progress at their own pace. We recommend at least 80% attendance and completion of all homework and self-study recommendations

Additional Options

One-to-one English

Our One-to-One English options can be completely tailor made according to your needs and objectives. This option is particularly useful for students who have a very particular need or for students who wish to learn very intensively.

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Adult Groups

Stafford House is a specialist in providing bespoke group services. We offer a complete package that can be adapted to your needs. Ideal for groups of students who wish to improve their language skills in a particular field of interest.

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Meet our students

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  • Ghusun


    Saudi Arabia

    The school is perfectly located and has a great timetable! The teachers here are very good! I’m confident in my progress and hope to get a higher IELTS score than what I actually need for University. I made a lot of multinational friends from all over the world in the school which I haven’t really expected before I came here.

  • Hee-Young


    South Korea

    I like Stafford House, teachers are very nice, my host family is great and I get to spend a lot of time with my international friends at social programme. It’s my first time in Europe and it’s been an amazing experience so far – I would recommend it to my friends!

  • Hosam


    Saudi Arabia

    The teachers here are very very good! I started here as a beginner and I didn’t know what I was saying, it was difficult to talk and understand others, communicate with people from different countries with different accents, now really I find it so easy to communicate with both internationals and native speakers and understand what they say. I think I’m ready to start my university studies and that means I’ve achieved my goal. I’ve passed the exams to start my pre-sessional course so Stafford House helped me to get into university that I wanted.

    Staff here is very helpful they always smile and always friendly – provide us help with everything we need. Stafford House is something else, it’s difficult to explain, it’s like my second home – I will miss it very much.

  • Nguyen


    Viet Nam

    My name is Nguyen. I came to Canada to learn English. I am learning English because I want to study engineering and find a job. I like this school because the teachers are very good. They are friendly and are always ready to help me. My English is improving every day. 

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