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The IELTS Academic test assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
Educational institutions require minimum IELTS scores before accepting applicants on courses delivered in English. For example, the minimum band score required at Leiden University is 6.0 but for some courses, this could be higher. Candidates are tested in the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The exam is available through the British Council and results are usually available within 14 days from the exam date. You can choose your exam date on their website. Please note that at certain times of the year dates are booked far in advance due to high demand.
The BSN Language Centre offers private lessons to help you prepare for the IELTS exam. A level test and interview will help determine how far you are from reaching your goal. An individual programme can be designed based on your needs and budget to give you the best chance of reaching your required band score.
Our students quickly discover our commitment to excellence. From the very first appointment where we determine the learner’s level and recommend courses to best meet their specific learning goals
‘I chose the British School because I’m living in Holland now with my husband and I need to learn English for my life here. My husband found this course on the internet. Also, the teacher is British and this is very good for me. I am very much enjoying the course because I’m learning a lot and I speak English with my partners all the day.’
‘I chose the British School because I liked a short course where I could improve my English fast. I’m enjoying the course a lot and I like the teacher as well. I will come back for the following course!’