IELTS Preparation Workshop

The goal of our IELTS workshop is to optimise your chances of achieving the band score which you require through practical examples, an interactive classroom environment and an experienced and engaged IELTS professional.

By the end of our workshop you will feel confident in knowing the exam format and be equipped with knowledge on how to tackle each of the four sections of either the General Training or Academic IELTS exam.

Workshop Schedule

The workshop will take approximately 5-hours.

Please arrive from 7:30am.

  • 7:45AM - Meet & Greet

    Start the morning by meeting your fellow attendees and finding your seat, we will then run through the overview of the IELTS exam.

  • 8:00AM - Speaking Section

    In this portion of the workshop we will cover the Speaking section of the IELTS exam and then pair up to each have a turn in practicing our speaking.

  • 9:00AM - Listening Section

    During this next hour we shall work through the Listening section together and finally sit the Listening section under exam conditions.

  • 10:15AM - Break

    Grab some coffee, a few snacks and hit the bathroom before we resume the workshop.

  • 10:45AM - Reading Section

    Now we will dive into the Reading section, this is the first portion of the IELTS exam where there are differences for the General Training and the Academic exams.

  • 11:45AM - Writing Section

    The final section we shall cover will be the Writing section of the exam, which again differs for the General Training and the Academic exams.

  • 12:45PM - Closing

    We’ll wrap things up with a quick review of what we covered and what to remember for test day.

  • Please allow extra time for classes to go overtime, especially where there are more queries to be answered. We aim to finish each course between 13:00 and 13:30


Select Location

When is the workshop?

We host our workshops across South Africa in Durban and Johannesburg on Saturday mornings. Please refer to the “Booking Process” section above to see our exact available course dates.

Where is the workshop?

We host IELTS classes in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town: (Please note our workshops are not held at our offices)

Coming soon; we are pioneering the way to an IELTS Preparation Online platform, accessible from Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town – anywhere in South Africa and abroad!

How much time is this going to take?

The intensive workshop is around 5-hours long, which includes a 15-minute tea break where you can grab a cup of coffee, some biscuits and have a chat with the teacher.

What materials do I get?

You will receive a course booklet containing specially selected notes, instructions and past paper examples to take home with you. You may make notes in this booklet.

Can I bring people?

Yes, you may, please complete an order form 24 hours before the course date, for administrative processing.
We can share our morning with any and all IELTS test takers you know.

Will this course improve my English skills?

You may pick up some valuable English pointers in the course material, but we will not focus on improving your English.
We will be selling the excellent X-Kit Essential Reference English book on the morning of the workshop for R200.00.

You can also pre-purchase online and collect from our workshops:
X Kit Essential Reference English

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. The exam uses a nine-band scale to identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

There are two different types of the IELTS exam; General and Academic. Both versions provide an accurate assessment of the four English language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS is available at more than 1,100 locations worldwide, and there are 48 test dates per year.