IELTS COURSE

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NORMAL IELTS course programme at Kent English (12 Weeks) :
Saturday – Sunday
13:00 – 16:00
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Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday
19:30 – 21:30

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INTENSIVE IELTS course programme at Kent English (8 Weeks):
Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday
14:30 – 17:30

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The IELTS examination is for those who…
want to study or work in English-speaking countries,
are working towards career development in Turkey.
It is designed to assess the students’ skills in LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING and WRITING.
Why choose KENT ENGLISH?

Because our teachers are ALL NATIVE SPEAKERS and we implement an ENGLISH-ONLY policy; KENT ENGLISH provides the optimum learning environment for gaining confidence in listening and speaking in English.
The IELTS academic module focuses on reading and writing tasks within acedemic contexts. Our teachers have many years of experience in building proficiency in these skills and test preparation.
About IELTS

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an English proficiency assessment examination which is recognised internationally by education organisations, employers, professional bodies, government organisations and immigration authorities in all countries throughout the world including the USA, Australia, Canada and European  countries.
There are two modules to choose from. The Academic IELTS has Reading and Writing tasks and texts which have an academic focus.
The General Training IELTS uses Reading and Writing tasks and texts which have practical, everyday contexts.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules.
Academic IELTS

The Academic Module is for candidates whose goal is to …

study in universities in English-speaking countries.

obtain internationally-recognised certification showing your proficiency in English for applying for jobs.

you want to be exempt from university entrance English examinations in Turkey.
The Higher Education Authoritiy of Turkey (YÖK) announced in 2009 that university candidates could use their IELTS scores
when applying for bachelor’s, masters and Ph.D degree courses at all Turkish universities.

CORRELATION CHART FOR EXAMINATION RESULTS
YDS IELTS TOEFL
100 9.0 120
95 8.5 120
90 8.0 117
85 7.5 114
80 7.0 110
75 6.5 102
70 6.0 94
65 5.5 87
60 5.0 84
55 4.5 79
50 4.0 72
45 3.5
40 3.0

General Training IELTS
You will need to prepare for the General Training IELTS if …

• you are plannig to emigrate to or work in a country where English is the language of communication and you will need English in the workplace and in different social situations.

IELTS Scores

Candidates receive an overall score and IELTS results are reported as band scores on a scale which starts at 1 and goes up to the highest score of 9. Half point scores are possible.
Professional bodies and education institutions set their own minimum acceptable scores and these may vary so you will need to learn more about this. A score of 6.0 is widely acceptable, but many education institutions will accept 5.5.
The Reading, Writing and Listening component is given 1 day before or within 3 days after the written tests.
Results are given approximately 2 weeks after taking the tests.
IELTS scoring can be compared to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as follows:

IELTS
CEFR
9.0 

8.5
8.0
C2
7.5 

7.0
6.5
C1
5.5 

5.0
4.5
 

B2
4.0
B1

IELTS examinations in Turkey are controlled and organised by the British Council. For further information, you can refer to www.britishcouncil.org.tr or www.ielts.org.