Exam Preparation

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Exam Preparation

IELTS & TOEFL

These courses consist of Standard English classes in the morning, followed by exam preparation (either IELTS or TOEFL) in the afternoon. Students wanting to take these exams in Cape Town are advised to book the exam before the course starts as the exam centres have limited spaces available.

Course Summary

  • Starting Dates: First Monday of every month
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 23 hours
  • Minimum English Level: Intermediate +
  • Maximum students per class: 8 students

Course components & price

Standard English
08.30 am – 10.30 am or 10.30 am  – 12.30 pm
Monday to Friday

TOEFL/ IELTS exam preparation lessons
12. 40 pm – 2.40 pm or 2.40 pm – 4.40 pm
Monday to Thursday

PSP times
08.30 am  – 4.40 pm
Monday to Friday
1 hour per day

Price
€1.440* for 4 weeks

Important: *Price excludes exam fees

Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE

These exam preparation courses take place three times a year, starting in January, March/April and September/October. Exam dates are set by Cambridge ESOL and exams are taken in March, June and December. Courses are intensive and focus on both language (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) work relevant to each exam. Full mock exams are regularly administered to ensure that students are suitably prepared for their exams.

Course Summary

Starting Dates:
On request

Duration:
8 or 12 weeks

Lessons per week:
23 hours

Minimum English Level:
Intermediate

Maximum students per class:
8 students

Course components & price

Cambridge exam preparation
08.30 am – 10.30 am or 10.30 am  – 12.30 pm
Monday to Friday

Cambridge exam preparation 
12. 40 pm – 2.40 pm or 2.40 pm – 4.40 pm
Monday to Thursday

PSP times
08.30 am  – 4.40 pm
Monday to Friday
1 hour per day

Price
€2.300* for 8 weeks
€3.450* for 12 weeks

Important: *Price excludes exam fees

What is a Personal Study Programme [PSP]?

PSP is…

  • Managed, guided and monitored learning
  • Flexible and based on individual needs
  • An opportunity for students to work together
  • Supported by a wide range of activities and resources
  • Up to 20 minutes of 1:1 with a teacher every week
  • Time with qualified teachers
  • An opportunity for specialised English study
    (e.g. for business, aviation, exam preparation, etc.)

PSP is not…

  • Undirected or disorganised self-access
  • Prescribed by teachers using a fixed syllabus
  • An isolated hour of individual work
  • Only computer-based
  • 1:1 every day (the ratio is usually 1:6-8)
  • Staffed by untrained supervisors
  • A closed group, general English course

Why the change?

The new timetable is aimed at improving the overall ‘student experience’ by creating a network of social learning spaces. In addition to classroom learning, this will include

● creating opportunities for interaction with a greater number of students and teachers
● providing students with a Personal Study Programme that caters to their individual needs, without the expense of 1:1 lessons
● enabling students to reach personal goals as quickly as possible through the development of independent learning skills
● offering a wider range of print and online study resources
● improving access to facilities and staff through the implementation of a more flexible schedule.

Included

  • Tuition fees
  • Placement test
  • All course materials
  • Personal Study Programme
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Unlimited free wi-fi access on school premises
  • Access to free online English courses through Net Languages and Ih World
  • Participation in IH Cape Town social programme
  • Discounted loyalty programmes at local restaurants, health and fitness clubs

Not included

  • Exam fees
    FCE: ZAR 2 100
    CAE: ZAR 2 200
    CPE: ZAR 2 250
  • Transport to exam venue
  • Entrance fees and transport for optional social activities.

Payment: Payment can be by credit card [3.5% additional fees] or bank transfer.

Public holiday notice: Should the school be closed due to a public holiday, ONLY private lessons are made up in full.

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