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)
Maximum 10 weeks
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
09 January 202118 December 2020Academic & General Training
6 February 202122 January 2021Academic & General Training
13 March 202126 February 2021Academic & General Training
27 March 202112 March 2021Academic & General Training
10 April 202126 March 2021Academic & General Training
24 April 20219 April 2021Academic & General Training
8 May 202123 April 2021Academic only
29 May 202114 May 2021Academic & General Training
5 June 202121 May 2021Academic only
19 June 20214 June 2021Academic & General Training
10 July 202125 June 2021Academic & General Training
7 August 202123 July 2021Academic & General Training
21 August 20216 August 2021Academic only
4 September 202121 August 2021Academic & General Training
25 September 202110 September 2021Academic & General Training
23 October 20218 October 2021Academic & General Training
11 November 202127 October 2021Academic & General Training
4 December 202119 November 2021Academic & General Training