Study Options



8 weeks


Students who have completed our IELTS Preparation Programme are familiar with the format and broad contents of an IELTS test, giving them the best possible opportunity to get the IELTS result they require.


IELTS preparation classes are offered to students on NZCEL level 3 or above as a part-time option class. Students will spend 4 hours a week on specific IELTS test taking skills. This allows students to widen their vocabulary and improve world knowledge, which is very helpful when taking the IELTS exam.

IELTS preparation classes are designed to improve students’ test taking strategies, to familiarise students with the IELTS test format and to improve their English level prior to taking the test. Out of class study is strongly encouraged, to include practice in Tasks One and Two of the Writing module as well as Reading and Listening tests. Near their exam date, each candidate is given a practice speaking test. Subject areas covered are: reading skills, writing skills, listening skills, speaking skills, vocabulary development and test taking strategies.

IELTS Test Dates

Exam dates are filling up fast – for the most up to date availability contact Vicki on 06 830 1809

Please view our IELTS Test Centre page to see the exam schedule HERE.


Location & Contact

3rd Floor, Hetley Building (A Block)
EIT Hawke’s Bay Campus, Gloucester Street, Taradale

Who to contact:

Vicki Algar
Phone (06)  830 1809


Course Information

Course Dates for 2019

Evening Course*

  • Class time: 4 hours per week
  • Dates: 19 February – 11 April / 16 April – 13 June (no classes 23 & 25 April) / 23 July – 12 September / 17 September – 7 November
  • Times: 6pm – 8pm
  • Cost: $1,216

* Subject to minimum student numbers

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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