Crossroads offers an innovative, efficient and flexible approach to preparing for IELTS! Our trained teachers are native speakers who have taken the IELTS examination, so we combine innate language ability and sound teaching methods with a first-hand understanding of the test. Our teachers also have a working knowledge of the Russian language, and can thus better understand the challenges faced by Russian speakers. Courses are conducted in our office in Astana. Please contact us to sign up; spaces are limited!
What makes our approach unique?
- Our courses are modular, so students can join the course at any point in a course, knowing that they can attend other modules when we repeat them.
- Because of our modular approach, students can also choose to only attend and pay for those modules which they need more help with.
- Our groups are kept small (no more than 8 participants at any time), allowing our students to have closer instruction.
- Our prices are extremely competitive, especially since our courses are 100% taught by native speakers. We also offer discounts if you book an entire package!
What is Crossroads’ path to IELTS success?
Our path to success comprises three components: Foundation, Fitness and Finesse.
IELTS Foundation is best suited for those who have not had any prior training or experience in IELTS, though those who would like a ‘refresher’ course are also most welcome to sign up. Our groups comprise no more than 8 participants. Each component of the exam (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) is taught over one weekend — two hours on Saturday and two hours on Sunday. In this way, you will complete our Foundation course within four weeks. Because this is an intensive course conducted in English, we strongly recommend that participants have a minimum of Intermediate (CEFR B1) level English.Foundation Prices
Each Foundation lesson lasts two hours and costs 7,000 tenge (that is, 3,500 tenge per hour).
If you sign up for the entire Foundation course comprising four weekends of lessons — a total of 16 hours of instruction — you only need to pay 50,000 tenge (just 3,125 tenge per hour). In addition, we will include one complimentary IELTS mock examination, so that you can determine your level at the start of the course.
IELTS Fitness is best suited for those who already know the basics of IELTS. That is, you have already attended other courses or have taken the examination, but would like to improve your score. Our groups comprise no more than 8 participants. We delve into each of the four IELTS components in more detail, with more tips, strategies and drills to increase your ‘fitness level’. Because of the content and intensive nature of this course, we strongly recommend that participants have a minimum of High Intermediate-Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) level English.Fitness Prices
Each Fitness lesson lasts two hours and costs 8,000 tenge (that is, 4,000 tenge per hour).
If you sign up for the entire Fitness course comprising four weekends of lessons — a total of 16 hours of instruction — you only need to pay 58,000 tenge (just 3,625 tenge per hour). In addition, we will include one complimentary IELTS mock examination, so that you can determine your level at the end of the course.
We offer a further discount for those who attend our entire intensive IELTS preparation course (Foundation + Fitness). Contact us for more details!
IELTS Finesse is for those who want more customised tutoring and more personalised feedback. We typically conduct Finesse classes on an individual basis, though under special circumstances we can also organise small groups. One-to-one lessons are especially beneficial for the Speaking and Writing components. Students at any stage of their preparation are welcome to sign up for Finesse classes. Finesse is also what you should choose if you want only one-to-one lessons.Finesse Prices
|IELTS Finesse||Price (KZT)|
|Individual||5,000 / 60 minutes|
|Group of 2 - 3||4,000 / client / 60 minutes|
IELTS, or International English Language Testing System, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It is intended for those who want to enrol in universities or other institutions of higher education, for professionals who want to study or practise in an English-speaking country, for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, and for immigration purposes.