Preparation Academic IELTS

Practical information

  • Teacher:          Suzana Zink
  • Level:               B2-C1
  • Classroom:      D62
  • Address:           Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:                Monday 12.15pm - 1.45pm                        
  • Dates:               From February 26 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 students who may need an IELTS qualification to continue their studies in an English-speaking country, or students who would like to become more confident in English. The IELTS examination is accepted by the majority of universities in the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa as well as by a large number of institutions in the USA. Further information can be found on the website: www.ielts.org


There are no special entry requirements. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is around B1. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page "Language courses

The course will allow students to:

  • recognize the format 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

Listening, Speaking and Writing. Students will work individually, in pairs or take part in whole-class activities.

Please note that the first semester will cover only half of the book, with the second half being taught in the second semester. It is, however, possible to sign up for one semester only.

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

Please make sure you get a copy of the coursebook before the start of classes.
To order, please use the ISBN number below.

The coursebook can be purchased online from https://www.lelivre.ch/ ou http://www.books.ch

Sue O’ Connell, Focus on IELTS, Pearson Longman, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4082-4136-3.

English tutorial Spring semester

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week:


Monday: 12am to 1pm

Tuesday : 6 to 7pm

Wednesday : 12am to 2 pm