IELTS preparation course
in and around Zurich or online
Prepare for the IELTS exam in the comfort of your home or office, or in our classrooms in central Zurich.
Get the score you need!
What is the IELTS test?
The IELTS is an English test administered by UK and Australian organisations. It’s often used by immigration authorities and employers, particularly in the medical profession, to assess people’s English abilities.
You have a choice of paper-based or computer-based formats. Irrespective of the format you choose, the speaking component of the test is always done face-to-face with an examiner.
The test is scored on a scale from 0-9 for all sections of the test, with half-points possible. The four scores are averaged to produce an overall score.
What are our customers saying about us?
"Dear Steve, I am very happy with my score and wanted to thank you again for your support. Keep up with the good work :)."
— Anouk, IELTS lessons
Why should you choose a nativespeakers.ch teacher?
Quality. Your teacher will be qualified and experienced, and a native speaker of English.
Flexibility. You can choose when and where the IELTS lessons take place. Whether you are a beginner or at advanced level, your lessons will be designed to fit your goals exactly.
Guarantee. Take a no-obligation trial lesson to ensure that you have the right IELTS teacher for you
Simplicity. Book your trial lesson in just a few clicks and start as early as this week! Taking IELTS lessons has never been as quick and easy.
Why will private IELTS lessons be great for me?
Make progress more quickly than in a class.
Your teacher can come to you. You don't have to spend time travelling to a school.
Speed things up with an intensive IELTS private course.
Value for money:
More talking time means more confidence in speaking English!
Your teacher can focus completely on you. All your questions will be answered, and weaknesses identified and addressed.
Get the score you need on your IELTS exam in the most time-efficient way.
2 for the price of 1! Bring a friend at no extra charge.
Focus on the areas most important for you.
Have your IELTS lesson at the best time and place for you.
Start immediately - no waiting for a course to start.
Take some or all of your private lessons online if you prefer.
Why is nativespeakers.ch the right choice for me?
✓ Native speaker - you are guaranteed an English teacher who is a native speaker
✓ Personalised - IELTS lessons at your level, focused on your needs
✓ Professional - experienced and qualified English teachers
✓ Flexible - you can learn when and where you want to
✓ Hassle-free - friendly and personal
✓ Success - motivating lessons make reaching your goals a pleasure
How do I get started with IELTS lessons?
It’s very simple! We recommend starting with a no-obligation trial lesson before you decide on a package.
STEP 1 Book your no-obligation trial lesson.
STEP 2 Meet your teacher at your trial lesson.
STEP 3 Decide on the best package of lessons for you.
Take STEP 1 now!
Where will my English lessons take place?
Our IELTS teachers can come to your home or your workplace (Zurich city and region). This will save you both time and money! If you prefer your lessons to be elsewhere, we have classrooms in central Zurich, near Bellevue. Or enjoy the flexibility of online lessons.
We teach both in and around Zurich! If you want your lessons in a location that is not a neighbouring municipality of the city of Zurich, contact us to find out if one of our great teachers lives near you!
What if I live and work outside the city of Zurich?
We also teach English outside the city of Zurich. If you would like lessons outside the city of Zurich, please contact us. With a bit of luck, one of our teachers may live close to you.
These are some of the places where we already give private English lessons:
Canton Zurich: Adliswil, Bülach, Dietikon, Dietlikon, Dübendorf, Effretikon, Eglisau , Glattbrugg, Langnau am Albis, Schlieren, Uster, Volketswil, Wallisellen, Wetzikon, Winterthur, ...
City of Zurich: Not just in the city centre but in Altstetten, Enge, Höngg, Leimbach, Oerlikon, Seefeld, Wiedikon, Wollishofen, ...
Left side of Lake of Zurich: Horgen, Kilchberg, Richterswil, Rüschlikon, Thalwil, Wädenswil, ...
Right side of Lake of Zurich: Küsnacht, Meilen, Rapperswil, Stäfa, Zollikon, ...
Canton Schwyz: Altendorf, Freienbach, Lachen, Pfäffikon SZ, Wollerau, ...
Canton Aargau: Aarau, Baden, Lenzburg, ...
If your location is not on this list please contact us! We will try our best to accommodate you.
When can I have my English lessons?
Use your valuable time more effectively and make IELTS lessons more convenient for you. Prepare for the IELTS exam at a time that suits you.
How much does IELTS preparation in Zurich cost?
Prices for IELTS private lessons (1 or 2 people)
at your home or office in the city of Zurich or online
You decide later how long your lessons will be (60 mins, 90 mins, 120 mins, etc.).
You decide when, where and how often the lessons take place.
Help! I still don't know how much it costs to prepare for the IELTS exam!
No problem! Go to our complete price list to find out more about:
lessons in our centrally located classrooms
lessons outside of the city of Zurich
What are the differences between the IELTS and the TOEFL?
Different authorities require different tests. Some institutions require the TOEFL; some require the IELTS. In general, educational institutes prefer the TOEFL, and government agencies prefer the IELTS for immigration purposes or to assess whether potential workers have a high enough level of English to work successfully in their adopted country. The IELTS is more Commonwealth-focused and the TOEFL is more international, with a bias towards the US, as it is a US test. Some institutions allow you to choose which test you would prefer to take.
IELTS is either paper-based or computer-based; TOEFL is computer-based.
You speak to a person on the IELTS speaking section. The TOEFL speaking section is conducted on a computer with a microphone and headphones. You hear a recorded question, and then give your response, which is also recorded. Your response also has a strict time limit. Although there is a time schedule for IELTS speaking too, it is a much more natural speaking environment and candidates are not under such time pressure on the speaking section.
IELTS – free practice tests - registration - where to take the test - IELTS test format - recommended book
We recommend "The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS" to prepare for the IELTS exam.
IELTS Writing, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Vocabulary
The IELTS Writing, IELTS Speaking and IELTS Vocabulary apps support learners in preparing for the IELTS test. The IELTS Vocabulary app includes index cards. In the other two apps, learners can practise writing, reading and listening skills to prepare for the exam.
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