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


starting price

per week

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is becoming increasingly popular and is for students who need an internationallyrecognised 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.


develop the English language skills that are necessary to be successful on the test

familiarise yourself with the format, directions of the test and with the types of questions asked in each section

develop test taking strategies to be successful

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 – 6 weeks before exam dates (see table below)

Class size

Maximum 12 students


30 lessons (22.5 hours)/week

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 academic support on how to become a more independent learner, participation in the Student’s Podium (giving presentations and peer teaching) and monthly tutorials with an experienced 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

Course dates​

IELTS has a number of fixed test dates each year to ensure high levels of quality and security.

The test dates for 2021 are found in the table below:

Test dates

Closing date for applications

Modules available

09 January 2021

18 December 2020

Academic & General Training

6 February 2021

22 January 2021

Academic & General Training

13 March 2021

26 February 2021

Academic & General Training

27 March 2021

12 March 2021

Academic & General Training

10 April 2021

26 March 2021

Academic & General Training

24 April 2021

9 April 2021

Academic & General Training

8 May 2021

23 April 2021

Academic only

29 May 2021

14 May 2021

Academic & General Training

5 June 2021

21 May 2021

Academic only

19 June 2021

4 June 2021

Academic & General Training

10 July 2021

25 June 2021

Academic & General Training

7 August 2021

23 July 2021

Academic & General Training

21 August 2021

6 August 2021

Academic only

4 September 2021

21 August 2021

Academic & General Training

25 September 2021

10 September 2021

Academic & General Training

23 October 2021

8 October 2021

Academic & General Training

11 November 2021

27 October 2021

Academic & General Training

4 December 2021

19 November 2021

Academic & General Training

What else is included in your course?

Course materials

ESE eLearning

Personal Notebook

Course certificate

Free WiFi at school

Welcome evening

What is your level of English?​

Don’t worry – we’ll walk you through it.

Before booking, you are required to submit a 200-250 word essay on a given title which will be reviewed by our exam coordinator. However, it will be your second test which determines allocation to a class. This is held on your first day at the school to re-confirm your level. These tests are conducted for the sole purpose of ensuring you follow your course at the right level in order to achieve your academic goals. 


Get in touch with our sales team today to receive your essay title and begin your exam preparation course. 

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