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IELTS Preparation is for you if you need to achieve a good score in the IELTS test. A good IELTS score is required by employers, universities and colleges, and is a requirement for certain visa applications.. For example, gaining entry to a degree course at university often requires an Academic IELTS score of 6.5.
This very much depends on you, however the average student who studies conscientiously can improve their IELTS Band Score by 0.5 in about 10-12 weeks. Our course gives you the tips and tricks needed to maximise your performance in the IELTS test. We familiarise you with the test and question types so that you are not caught out by the test format, and you can achieve the score you deserve.
The IELTS class has a maximum of 18 students, but usually the class is much smaller than this. This allows a closer interaction between you and your teachers, with more personal attention.
Unfortunately, we don’t have IELTS Preparation in the Evening session at the moment, but please contact us if you are interested as there is a possibility of a class opening soon.
You can take the IELTS test at an IELTS test centre with the confidence that you can achieve the score you need. You can also enter our English for Academic Purposes course if you meet the English entry requirements. Or, you can enrol in a Vocational or Degree course with most of our VET or Higher Education partners.
Your teachers are experienced and qualified with a proven record of teaching international students. Our IELTS teachers are thoroughly familiar with the IELTS test, its format and requirements, so you can take full advantage of their knowledge.We only have native-level English speaking teachers, so you can be sure you are learning correct grammar, pronunciation and usage.

The IELTS test is internationally recognised as an entry pathway to universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and several other countries. It is also used for Australian visa applications.

Studying in the IELTS Preparation course at Kingsway Institute will help you reach the score that you need. The IELTS Preparation course will develop your test skills and techniques in reading, writing, listening and speaking and also improve your overall English language communication skills.

Every three weeks there are practise IELTS tests in the four skills.

The IELTS Preparation course has levels for Intermediate to Advanced students.


Please feel free to use our online application form to start enrolment process. If you would have any additional questions please contact our marketing department at Level 1.

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Entry requirements: Lower IELTS - 5.0 IELTS or General English Intermediate

Entry requirements: Higher IELTS - 5.5 IELTS or General English Upper Intermediate

Minimum 2 weeks; Maximum 20 weeks of IELTS Preparation (Morning session only)

Level 1 Lower IELTS
Level 2 Upper IELTS

IELTS Preparation Morning session 9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday

IELTS Preparation Morning session - sample of timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 11:00
Vocabulary in context
Reading practice, Speaking practice
Speaking practice
Writing Task 1
Vocabulary in context
Listening practice
Writing, Grammar
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK TIME
11:15 - 12:45
Listening practice
Reading practice
Speaking practice
Speaking practice
Writing Task 2
12:45-1:30 BREAK TIME
1:30 - 3:00
Speaking Skills
Listening Skills
Writing Skills
Reading Skills

What is the IELTS test?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. The IELTS test assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play.

Why choose IELTS?

A high IELTS score can open many doors whether you want to study, live or work in Australia. A score of 7 or above would be accepted in just about every area that Australian universities have to offer, from business to science and many others in-between, depending on your goals. In turn, this can help you accelerate your career, while also opening up doors for Australian skills migration.

Other reasons are:

  • IELTS is accepted by over 6,000 institutions worldwide, including universities, colleges and employers in English-speaking countries and beyond. Almost all universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK accept IELTS.
  • IELTS is used for immigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
  • You can be sure that an IELTS score demonstrates your true ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • IELTS uses Australian, North American and British varieties of English, making it a truly international test.


IELTS test structure: 

All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking - to obtain a band score. The individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score.

All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.

All candidates take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. They are always taken in this order. The Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test centre. For especific information about the format of each section click here.

IELTS band scale: There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score. Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

Band 9 - Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8 - Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7 - Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6 - Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5 - Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4 - Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3 - Extremely limited user: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2 - Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1 - Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0 - Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided.

   IELTS 1    Intermediate* 

•Speaking:  Usually able to speak on familiar topics in short question and answer form, one topic in the form of a two-minute speech, before developing the same topic in the form of a discussion. Has enough vocabulary to make meaning clear. Can usually be understood throughout, though occasional mispronuciations or inappropriacy occur.

Listening: Satisfactory performance in identifying and listening for keywords, specific  information, main points (gist) in the context of semi-formal and clearly structured academic listening tasks; can identify the key participants and their relationships, the location and purpose of the interaction in a conversation; can predict and interpret some information from a given context.

•Reading: Satisfactory performance in skimming and scanning texts for specific information; can identify main and supporting ideas in clearly signalled texts; can separate essential from non-essential information based on what questions are asking; can distinguish between some opinions and facts; can complete different question task types.

Writing: Can write a satisfactory description (150 words in 20 minutes) of information presented in diagrammatic form, highlighting trends and comparing and contrasting  to a limited extent, a satisfactory formal and informal letter (150 words in 20 minutes), a satisfactory formal essay (250 words in 40 minutes), expressing an opinion.  Can write using structured paragraphs and with a satisfactory range of vocabulary for the task and a limited range og complex grammatical structures.


Upper  Intermediate*  

•Speaking: Willing to speak at length on familiar topics in short question and answer form, one topic in the form of a two-minute speech, before developing the same topic in the form of a discussion. Can speak with a good level of fluency on a range of topics using a wide range of vocabulary and a high level of grammatical accuracy to make meaning clear and can generally paraphrase effectively. Can generally be understood throughout.

•Listening:  Very good performance in: successfully identifying and listening for keywords, specific information, main points (gist) in the context of semi-formal and academic listening tasks; can identify signpost words and other staging devices in a monologue or lecture; can predict and interpret information from a given context; can complete a variety of question task types.

•Reading: Very good performance in skimming and scanning texts for specific information; can summarize texts identifying main and supporting ideas; can interpret a range of text types containing a wider range of vocabulary; can distinguish between argument and fact. Can read three texts of 700 to 900 words in 60 minutes.

Writing: Can write a good description (at least 150 words in 20 minutes) of information presented in diagrammatic form, highlighting trends and comparing and contrasting where necessary; can write a generally clear formal and informal letter (at least 150 words in 20 minutes); can write a formal essay (at least 250 words in 40 minutes) - expressing a generally relevant opinion supported by personal experience, knowledge and evidence. Can write with a good level of grammatical accuracy, a good range of vocabulary and a good level of coherency using a range of cohesive devices.


I had a good time. I love all the teachers and I will miss them. I love Kingsway. 

Nonthachai PHONGSRI, General English

It was a great pleasure to study at language school like Kingsway Institute. I really appreciate their hard work and wish them good luck and more success!

Muhammad Zohaib Iqbal Khan, English for Academic Purposes

I loved it here. I had such a good experience. Teachers are good people here. 

Kulwadee POGAEW, General English

It was a really great experiance studying at Kingsway. 

Jenny Johanna GUTIERREZ MESA , General English

It was a really great experience studying at Kingsway. The teachers are really supportive and inspirational.Kingsway Institute definitely helped me to improve my academic skills and I will really miss my teachers and classmates.

Ichchha THAPA, IELTS Preparation

First of all, I would like to thank all teachers and staff for everything such as support. I finished the General English course - Upper Intermediate level. Studying here was extremly important for my English improvement. I am grateful.

Daniel Augusto SANTOS DOS SANTOS, General English

Main thing I learned here was to build up my confidencefor further studies.

Avishek Jung THAPA, IELTS Preparation

Excellent quality of education! I am recommending Kingsway to all of my friends who need to improve their English.

Anna Solovyeva, IELTS Preparation

Yes, this was really great experiance! Go Kingsway go!

Musa Raza, English for Academic Purposes

I had a great time here in Kingsway. My teachers were good and I am able to see how my English improved. I made a lot of friends and always felt happy when going to school. Thanks Kingsway!

Sunisa Niwprasith, English for Academic Purposes

This school is fantastic! I really enjoyed my course at Kingsway Institute. I took my English class only for two weeks but I improved in all parts: writing, listening and speaking. If I came back to Sydney I would choose Kingsway Institute again.


Marianna Tomanova, General English

I chose to study at Kingsway Institute for the reason of improving my English level. This I have achieved and I am really happy with the result. Teachers and all the staff at Kingsway were kind and their services were a really high standard.


Jose Javier Gomez Diaz, IELTS Preparation

Upper Intermediate General English course was great at Kingsway Institute!


Antonio Suklovski, General English

I had had a very good experience in this institute. Teachers were very good and friendly and I have learned so much. I was attending EAP and IELTS class as well. 

Treja Pradhan, English for Academic Purposes

It was great here! I really enjoyed my study at Kingsway. My teachers helped me with any difficulty and they are also so attentive. They have good teaching skills. The school have everything a student needs when studying. There are omputers, good books and all teachers are native speakers which means that students are learning Australian accent. Thanks Kingsway, I realized a big improvement in my English.

Antonio De Oliveira, General English & IELTS Preparation

I am from Thailand and I came here with no English language 6  months ago. I am very happy with some of my teacher who I would like to wish best of luck. Namely than, to Gareth, to Anika and to James. 

Piyaphat, General English

I had a great time here in Kingsway! The teachers and all the staff members were very friendly and professional. I was able to see how my English was improving day by day. I made a lot of friends here and I feel very happy that I was part of his school.

Aneta Sugareva, General English & IELTS Preparation

I have learned a lot from the course and I am absolutely sure that I can apply  everything I have learned in this course. Kingsway is a nice Institute to learn English language and meet new people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly.

Nicky Wiranito, General English

I really enjoyed time here at Kingsway! I have studied here almost one year. What I really find great was that Kingsway helped me to build up a lot of new friendships from students who studied with me. Also, I found teachers lovely. They were helping me from the day 1 until the last day of my studies. Thank you Kingsway! 

Ondrej HOLEVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

I really liked and enjoyed studying at Kingsway. It is a nice institute to learn  English and meet people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly. 

Sami NAVARRO, General English & IELTS Preparation

I loved studying at Kingsway Institute. When I came to Kingsway I had only a beginner English skills. I started in General English class and continued in an IELTS Preparation later. I achieved Upper-Intermediate level which I am very happy about. My teachers were very good and they helped me a lot. I am happy to recommend Kignsway Institute to anyone who wishes to learn and improve their English language!

Eva TRUBACOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

Learning the English language at Kingsway Institute was a great experience. It enhanced my skills that will help me in the coming future. 


I started in the Upper - Intermediate class and finished in the IELTS Preparation class. I appreciate the effort of our teachers, who helped us to overcome the difficulties with the English language. It is great to see, how is your English improving every day and how you can become confident after finishing your course. Thank you Kingsway Institute! 

KLARA KALINOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

It has been an amazing experience, improving my English skills at KW. Teachers at Kingsway are very professional, and always come up with fun ways to teach English. Teachers are very good at identifying individual needs, and make every effort to help you improve in the area where you lack skills. It has helped me to achieve an overall score of 77 in PTE.

Ali Shahbaz, English for Academic Purposes

The EAP is essential for Uni it is educational and worth doing it.

NIKOLA VELJANOVSKI, English for Academic Purposes

Kingsway is good place, have good students, have good location near Town Hall train station and it is also near park. There are many markets and restaurant in the area. Administration people are very nice and very quick for document processes, the teachers are good too.


I have really enjoyed studying English language and IELTS Preparation at Kingsway Institute. I would certainly recommend studying GE and IELTS Prep courses to other students.

MICHAL HORAK, General English and IELTS Preparation

"I chose Kingsway because I wanted to learn English for my future work in the hospitality industry. The General English course was very useful and I believe I achieved my goal. I will now be able to work in any country and use the English language. I recommend Kingsway to anyone who needs to start or improve their English language skills."

JAKUB POKORNY, General English

"The IELTS test preparation course at Kingsway Institute was a necessary starting point for me to be able to understand the IELTS test system, learn skills to manage time pressures of the test as well as gain knowledge needed to achieve a 6.5 score result. I have managed to get 7.0!!! Kingsway helped me a lot and I am happy to say that I can recommend them."


"I studied English for Academic Purposes at Kingsway because I had to have the proper level of English language knowledge to be able to study at University. The teachers at Kingsway picked up my weaknesses and gave me a lot of support to improve in academic skills. I feel I am ready to start my degree with confidence."

TEA KWON YOU, English for Academic Purposes


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