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
18 January 202020 December 2019Academic & General Training
13 February 202029 January 2020Academic & General Training
7 March 202021 February 2020Academic & General Training
21 March 20206 March 2020Academic & General Training
4 April 202020 March 2020Academic & General Training
18 April 20203 April 2020Academic & General Training
9 May 202024 April 2020Academic only
21 May 20206 May 2020Academic & General Training
6 June 202022 May 2020Academic only
20 June 20205 June 2020Academic & General Training
11 July 202026 June 2020Academic & General Training
8 August 202024 July 2020Academic & General Training
29 August 202014 August 2020Academic only
12 September 202028 August 2020Academic & General Training
26 September 202011 September 2020Academic & General Training
24 October 20209 October 2020Academic & General Training
12 November 202028 October 2020Academic & General Training
5 December 202020 November 2020Academic & General Training