IELTS Exam Preparation

​​Intensive IELTS Preparation 

This course will prepare you for taking the IELTS exam by improving your listening, speaking, reading and writing.  You can start any Monday, minimum enrolment of 4 weeks.


Our City campus is the largest certificated IELTS testing centre in Christchurch and South Island. 


Dates and times of examinations are published on the following web page. 

English Equivalence Table​​

Refer to the NZQA website for the latest table.


If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English language skills for most programmes. 

Authorised English Exam Centre 

Ara is an approved examination centre for IELTS, Pearson Test of English, and OET.  Our examinations coordinator can assist with registration. 

Dates and times of examination are published on the following webpage:

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