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IELTS Exam Preparation

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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. 


  • The price of private lessons for adults starts at €90 per hour, per person.
  • Contracts with more hours are less expensive per hour. For example: 50 hours in total = €85 per hour, 70 hours = €80 per hour.
  • Costs books/course materials, where applicable: €35 to €45

How to apply:

  • Please make an appointment for a level test & interview with a teacher. 
  • This process will help determine how far you are from reaching your goal and how many lessons we would advise. 
  • If you would like to proceed we will endeavour to find a teacher who is able to teach on your chosen days and times.
  • You will then receive a proposal/contract from the Language Centre.
  • Once approved, final preparation of at least a week is required before lessons commence.
  • You will then receive an invoice for payment before the start of the course. 

Appointment Level Assessment      Book the IELTS exam

Reasons to Join

Students looking into language learning options typically choose the BSN Language Centre for the following reasons:

  • Flexible enrolment; start anytime!
    One week from your intake test and interview, you can join any existing course.
  • Flexible learning options
    Small groups
    Private lessons
    Intensive courses in the Summer
  • Location
    BSN Language Centre, Leidschenveen and easily accessible by car and public transportation with free parking.  
  • Native-speaker, highly-qualified teachers
    Who really understand your language learning needs and help you reach your goals.

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

Testimonial from Students:

‘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!’