SummaryKiwi English Academy offers IELTS candidates two specific courses: General IELTS for immigration purposes or Academic IELTS for entry into New Zealand institutions. Our IELTS preparation course runs year-round. The course features are: structured course that includes English for Academic Purposes plus IELTS-specific study once students have reached Intermediate level; NZQA accredited course - accredited to teach General English Plus Examination Preparation; a disciplined course in which students are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their progress; Our IELTS course attracts students from a number of countries including China, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam and Chile. Our students have progressed to a number of universities and institutes of higher learning both in New Zealand and overseas. Students must be 18+ years old. The IELTS preparation course is 25 hours a week for 8 weeks. English Level: Pre-Intermediate+ (CEFR A2+). Based on our experience the suggested length of the intensive language training is as follows: Students aiming for General IELTS 5.0 / 5.5 from Elementary/Pre-Intermediate Level: General English 12-16 weeks + IELTS 12 weeks. Students aiming for Academic IELTS 5.5 from Elementary/Pre-Intermediate Level: General English 16 weeks + IELTS 12 weeks. Students aiming for Academic IELTS 6.0 from Elementary/Pre-Intermediate Level: General English 24 weeks + IELTS 12 weeks.