An internationally-recognised standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.  


IELTS Course in Malta

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is becoming increasingly popular and is for students who need an internationally-recognised certificate for admission into undergraduate or postgraduate university courses where English is the medium of instruction. The certificate is sometimes required  as proof of level of English proficiency for career purposes. The IELTS exam is held in Malta every month. 

Course Fast Facts 
Entry level:B1 or B2 (depending on number of weeks studying)
Minimum age:17 years
Length of course:Minimum 4 weeks (B2 level required on entry) Minimum 6 weeks (B1 level required on entry)
Start date:4 – 10 weeks before exam dates
Lessons/week:30 (22.5 hours)
Class size:Maximum 12

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The IELTS exam preparation course includes guidance on how to improve exam skills and technique during the morning classes and intense development of the 4 core language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), language knowledge input and IELTS exam practice in the afternoon sessions.Your exam preparation class includes guidance on how to become a more independent learner, participation in the Student’s Podium (giving presentations and peer teaching) and monthly tutorials with an experieced teacher.

The exam is available as an Academic or General training option. If you intend enrolling on a university course, the Academic Training Option is required. By contrast, the General Training option is required for other reasons such as vocational or non-academic training  or immigration purposes.

IELTS has a number of fixed test dates each year to ensure high levels of quality and security. The test dates for 2018 are found in the table below:

Test DatesClosing Date for ApplicationsModules Available
1st February 201817th January 2018Academic & General Training
3rd March 201816th February 2018Academic & General Training
24th March 20189th March 2018Academic & General Training
7th April 201823rd March 2018Academic & General Training
26th April 201811th April 2018Academic only
12th May 201827th April 2018Academic & General Training
24th May 20189th May 2018Academic & General Training
2nd June 201818th May 2018Academic & General Training
23rd June 20188th June 2018Academic only
7th July 201822nd June 2018Academic & General Training
2nd August 201818th July 2018Academic & General Training
18th August 20183rd August 2018Academic & General Training
8th September 201824th August 2018Academic & General Training
29th September 201814th September 2018Academic & General Training
13th October 201828th September 2018Academic & General Training
10th November 201826th October 2018Academic & General Training
1st December 201816th November 2018Academic & General Training