Online Academic IELTS exam preparation at International House

This is an online, intensive Academic IELTS exam preparation course for students working towards their IELTS Academic English Test. You'll learn online via group and individual Zoom lessons and self-study sessions, from skilled, experienced teachers focused on your academic success.

Course overview

The online IELTS course content supports students working towards success in the IELTS Academic English Test, with up-to-date resources, collaborative peer-to-peer interaction, and personalised feedback similar to a face-to-face class.

  • Live online classes and self-study materials using AUT's learning management system Canvas, and Zoom - including discussions, topic presentations, pair and group work in ‘breakout rooms’
  • Weekly IELTS exam reading and listening practices
  • Weekly individual tutorials on all parts of the Writing Paper
  • Weekly speaking interview practice and feedback
  • Small classes: 12 students per online class (minimum 8 students per class)
  • Supportive community environment, teachers and support staff
  • Access to AUT online facilities including the AUT Library

Course content

In addition to developing your English language skills, you will also learn the academic skills to help you during future study. You'll develop your skills and experience in:

  • The vocabulary and grammar necessary to achieve high IELTS results in all 4 skill areas of the exam: writing, reading, speaking and listening
  • Development of specific exam skills for analysing and interpreting language
  • Development of knowledge and use of academic English
  • Development of independent study skills
  • Individualised timetabled feedback and tutorials


Assessment is via a combination of timed weekly practice exam tasks, with feedback including 1-1 speaking interviews.

Start dates

You can enrol for the full 12 weeks or for any number of 2-week blocks. Rolling 2-week enrolments mean you can join a programme every 2 weeks and complete as many 2-week blocks as you choose, up to a total of 12 weeks.

  • 12 April
  • 27 April
  • 10 May
  • 24 May
  • 8 June
  • 21 June
  • 5 July
  • 19 July
  • 2 August
  • 16 August
  • 13 September
  • 27 September
  • 11 October
  • 26 October
  • 8 November
  • 22 November
  • 6 December

Class times

Classes start from 1pm, NZ local time (to be confirmed). Core classes will run from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday, with skill support from 4.30pm - 6pm Monday to Thursday.

Entry requirements

IELTS 4.5 or equivalent is recommended for students enrolling for this online programme. Students with IELTS 4 can enrol but will find the online programme more challenging

You will need:

  • An up-to-date desktop or laptop computer for your own use
  • Reliable, strong home internet connection
  • Reliable, strong home wifi connection
  • A dedicated, quiet study space
  • Dedicated time for attending online sessions for 12 weeks
  • Dedicated time for self-study sessions for 12 weeks
  • A home printer or access to printing facilities is suggested for producing hard-copy texts for reading

Course costs

There is a discount on the registration fee and tuition fee for these online courses.

After this discount, the total cost for 12 weeks is NZ $5460 (or NZ $920 per 2-week block), plus a $110 registration fee and $160 (TBC) for course material and assessment fees.

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Ready to apply?

You can apply online or print an application to study at International House.

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Contact us

Contact us if you need help or have a question:

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Phone: +64 9 921 9630


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Level 2, AUT TOWER
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Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
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