Preparation Academic IELTS

  • Teacher:           Suzana Zink
  • Level:               B2-C1
  • Classroom:      TBD
  • Address:           Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:                Monday 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Dates:               From February 19 to May 28, 2018
  • Price:                 Student/doctoral students UniNE : CHF 182.-
                               Staff and Alumni UniNE : CHF 234.-
                               Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 234.-
                               Staff other institutions : CHF 286.-

This course is aimed at learners who need an IELTS qualification as proof of their proficiency level in an academic or professional context. Further information about the IELTS exam can be found here: https://www.ielts.org/


There are no special entry requirements except for the students’ level of English. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is at least B2. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Enseignement.” 

The course will allow students to:

  • recognize the format of the different sections of the IELTS exam
  • manage complex IELTS-type reading tasks
  • write an essay, putting forward a coherent argument on a given topic
  • handle IELTS data description tasks
  • use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures at advanced level 

Each lesson will provide practice based on the different sections of the IELTS test (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing). Speaking practice will include providing personal information and discussing various topics of personal or academic interest. Students will work individually, in pairs or take part in whole-class activities. 

Students will be required to write one IELTS-type essay or data description and take one end-of-semester test.

The coursebook can be bought for CHF 30.- at the secretariat (Room D58) or on the first day of class.

Objective IELTS Advanced

Cambridge University Press, Michael Black and Annette Capel

ISBN: 978-0-521-60884-8


Enrolment will be open from 5 to 23 February 2018.

English tutorial Spring semester

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week:


Monday: 12am to 1pm

Tuesday : 6 to 7pm

Wednesday : 12am to 2 pm