IELTS Preparation Workshop



Optimise your chances of achieving your required band score.

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.


What is the Workshop?

The Highway IELTS in-person Workshop is a 5-hour group seminar. An experienced IELTS coach will guide you through the structure and content of the test, highlighting common pitfalls and essential strategies. At these workshops, you will have an opportunity to attempt the four sub-tests in order to determine where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Meticulously researched content and highly qualified coaches combine to make this workshop the gold standard in IELTS preparation. Workshops are available nationwide, in three primary metropolitan provinces: Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape.

What happens at the Workshop?

Workshops start at 08:00 on Saturday mornings. Upon arrival, you will be given a Highway IELTS Workshop manual that covers all four sub-tests of IELTS: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. Your IELTS coaches will welcome you and brief you on the procedure for the morning. You can expect the Workshop to unfold on this schedule:

  • Introduction and icebreakers 
  • Speaking module
  • Writing module
  • Break for refreshments
  • Reading module
  • Listening module

At every point in the workshop, you will be able to ask questions and share your thoughts and experiences with other attendees. In addition to our expertise and Highway IELTS preparation materials, you will benefit from being part of this forum that includes both new and more experienced IELTS test takers. 

Who should attend the Workshop?

  • People who have booked their IELTS exam test date and need to prepare on short notice
  • People who have not yet taken the IELTS test and are looking to prepare beforehand
  • Repeat test-takers who have fallen short in more than one of the four sub-tests
  • People who have not yet booked for the exam, but would like to prepare in advance

Practical Examples

Practice each component of the exam under the guidance of an expert coach

Interactive Classroom

Learn in a interactive classroom environment, ask questions and chat to fellow test-takers

Expert IELTS Coaches

Our academic team consists of the most experienced IELTS coaches in SA

Channel your focus in developing the key skills you need to succeed!

Dirk Lourens


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The workshop will take approximately 5-hours.

  • 7:45 - Meet & Greet

    Start the morning by meeting your fellow attendees, grabbing a hot cuppa Joe and finding your seat; we will then run through the overview of the IELTS exam.

  • 8:00 - Speaking Section

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

  • 9:00 - Listening Section

    During this next hour, we’ll work through the Listening section together and practice under exam conditions.

  • 10:15 - Break

    Grab some refreshments and hit the bathroom before we resume the class.

  • 11:00 - Reading Section

    Now we will dive into the Reading section; we’ll test the essential skills which are required to pull you through this test.

  • 12:00 - Writing Section

    The final section we shall cover will be the Writing section of the exam; here we will complete exclusive assessments which will unearth any underlying problems.

  • 13:15 - Closing

    We’ll wrap things up with a review of what we covered and exchange contact details, so you’re able to get ahold of us if any questions arise!

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

Alex Van Wyk

Learn from South Africa's Leading IELTS Preparation Agency

3 decades’ worth of IELTS experience, covering all aspects of IELTS from administration to examination, making Highway IELTS an industry leader in IELTS preparation. Our diverse and dynamic team is continually learning and adapting to the ever-changing conditions of global migration and English language benchmarking.

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    Yes! As a matter of fact, you should give yourself as much time as possible to prepare for IELTS. Once you have completed a workshop, our IELTS coaches will be able to advise you about whether or not you are ready to book the exam and get the score you need.

    Don’t make the same mistake others are making and start preparing to get the results you need first-time round.

    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)

    How much time is this going to take?

    The intensive workshop is around 5-hours long, which includes a 45-minute break where you can grab refreshments and hit the bathroom, 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 a booking 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.