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
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
19th January 20193rd January 2019Academic & General Training
14th February 201930th January 2019Academic & General Training
9th March 201922nd February 2019Academic only
23rd March 20198th March 2019Academic & General Training
6th April 201922nd March 2019Academic & General Training
27th April 201912th April 2019Academic & General Training
11th May 201926th April 2019Academic & General Training
23 May 20198th May 2019Academic & General Training
1st June 201917th May 2019Academic & General Training
22nd June 20196th June 2019Academic only
6th July 201921st June 2019Academic & General Training
1st August 201917th July 2019Academic & General Training
10th August 201926th july 2019Academic only
7th September 201923rd August 2019Academic & General Training
28th September 201913th September 2019Academic & General Training
12th October 201927th September 2019Academic & General Training
7th November 201923rd October 2019Academic & General Training
7th December 201922nd November 2019Academic & General Training