IELTS Preparation COURSE
in and around Zurich or online

Prepare for the IELTS exam in the comfort of your home or office. 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.

It is traditional paper-based test, consisting of reading, listening, writing and speaking. The writing is done by hand. The speaking is conducted in-person, with a conversation taking place between the candidate and 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. 

Why should you choose a teacher?

  • Quality. Your teacher will be qualified and experienced in teaching the IELTS, and is a native speaker of English.

  • Flexibility. You can choose when and where the IELTS lessons take place.

  • Guarantee. If for any reason you feel your English teacher is not right for you, you will get another qualified teacher - no questions asked.

  • Simplicity. Book your lessons online in a few clicks, safely and securely. Starting IELTS preparation has never been as quick and easy!

Why will private IELTS lessons be great for me?

  • Time saver:

    • Make progress more quickly.

    • Your teacher can come to you. You don't have to spend time travelling to a school.

  • Value for money:

    • More talking time means more confidence in speaking English!

    • Your teacher can focus completely on you.

    • Get your written homework corrected free of charge.

  • Flexibility:

    • Focus on the areas most important for you.

    • Have your lesson at the best time and place for you.

    • Start immediately - don't wait for the next IELTS course start date.

  • Success:

    • Get the score you need in your IELTS exam in the most time-efficient way.

    • All your questions will be answered, and weaknesses identified and addressed.

No matter what your level is, we can help you improve your English. Whether you are at beginner or advanced level, you determine priorities with us, and we customise our teaching to your personal wishes and goals. Our English teachers can come to your home or your workplace (Zurich city and region), or you can enjoy the flexibility of online English learning.


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what are our customers saying?

"Preparation for the IELTS exam proved to be quite difficult for me. Thanks to the competent support of Steve Keating I was able to reach the score I required. Steve managed to convey what was necessary for a successful exam preparation through target-orientated and motivating lessons. I thoroughly recommend his skills!"

C. Rüegger, 14th August 2015

"Dear Steve, I am very happy with my IELTS score and wanted to thank you again for your support. Keep up with the good work."

Anouk, IELTS Student, 26 September 2016

"The IELTS lessons with Steve were very structured and were tailored to my specific goal. Steve can motivate people very well. His numerous tips prepared me in the best way possible for the IELTS test."

A.R., 18 September 2016, IELTS private lessons


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  • 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.


Schedule a taster lesson to establish how many IELTS lessons you will need in total to get the score you need.

What are the differences between the IELTS and the TOEFL?

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Make progress quickly - take private English lessons!

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 paper-based; TOEFL is computer-based. This means you write by hand on the IELTS and type your written response on a keyboard on the TOEFL.

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.  


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IELTS - test centres

Free IELTS practice tests - speaking

Free IELTS practice tests - writing

IELTS test format

We recommend "The official Cambridge Guide to IELTS" to prepare for the IELTS exam.