Frances King School of English

Intensive Preparation for IELTS
Language Courses > Examination Preparation

IELTS Programmes prepare you for all elements of the examination: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. This includes essay writing, describing and interpreting graphs and charts and practice in the receptive skills of reading and listening.


Choose from:

Social English for everyday life

Focus on spoken communication through discussions, role plays, conversations and the presentation of ideas. Depending on the level, classes are based on functional, situational or topical language.

English for work and business

Focus on English for international business communication. Classes include language for marketing, management, financial services and human resources as well as spoken English skills for meetings, negotiations and presentations. There may be visits to companies and financial institutions.

Academic English to Prepare for University

Focus on reading and writing skills for academic study, note-taking and summarising skills, debating techniques, carrying out research and presenting data.

Culture, Arts and Media

Develop fluency with language input related to your cultural and artistic interests, British life and media with activities in and outside the classroom.

One-to-One Tuition

Add two or more One-to-One lessons at reduced prices for completely individualised learning.

Our Study Centre

The Frances King Study Centre offers you the opportunity for extra independent study, so you can really benefit from your time at Frances King. Facilities include:

  • The Internet, including Wi-Fi.
  • A variety of grammar, text and reference materials.
  • A large selection of graded readers and ‘talking’ books (readers with audio CDs).
  • DVD library of feature films and TV programmes.
  • A wide range of listening and pronunciation practice materials.
  • A large collection of dictionaries and language reference books.


You can choose from the range of accommodation in our profile, but we especially recommend the following accommodation if you are taking an IELTS Preparation Programme:

  • Standard Homestays.
  • Premium Student Residences: Mansion Chelsea, Nido Notting Hill, Pure Hammersmith.
  • Bowden Court Budget Half-board Residence.
  • Self-Catering Flatshare.
  • If you are on a higher budget we can also arrange Premium Homestays, Studios, Hotels and Apartments.

Course Focus

  • Concentrated 4 and 8 week courses to prepare for the IELTS Examination
  • Academic English option helps you to gain the language skills for academic study
  • We will help you to register for the IELTS Examination during your course
  • Elective classes for business, academic and social English for work, study and social situations

Class Times

Monday to Friday

9.00–12.00 IELTS Preparation
13.10–15.00 Electives

Additional Notes

When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: May 6

The examinations take place on the Saturday after the end of the course.

The course book is not included in the course fees but can be purchased from Frances King for £28.

Frances King School of English

77 Gloucester Road

General Information

Course Number:FK20
Study Mode:Full Time / Intensive
Qualification:Course certificate
Entry CEF level:B1

Class Size

Maximum15 student(s)

Student Age

Minimum Required Age16