(Summercourse) English for IELTS and RATEr

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English for IELTS and RATEr

Are you a student who is planning to study abroad or participate in an English-taught Bachelor’s ore Master’s Programme? Are you a PhD candidate and do you have to pass your IELTS test? Or do you want to improve your academic English skills in general? Then the English for IELTS and RATEr course might just be the course for you.

What is IELTS?

Read more about IELTS.

What is RATEr

Read more about RATEr.


During the English for IELTS and RATEr course, all four skills will be developed: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The focus will be on academic language skills and skills needed during the IELTS
and RATEr exams, but attention will also be paid to grammar. Students will have the opportunity to prepare themselves specifically for either the IELTS or the RATEr exam.


The course consists of 12 weekly classes of two hours each. You will be expected to spend 2 to 4 hours on self-study each week.

Dates and times

The English for IELTS and RATEr course is offered every year in February and September/October.

Regular course - fall 2017
Startdate Enddate Day Time
4 October 24 January Wednesday 17.30 - 19.30 hrs.

Course materials

  • Complete IELTS (Bands 6.5-7.5) Student’s Book with Answers (with CD-ROM).
  • ISBN: 9781107625082


The official IELTS exam is optional. Those who only take the course receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate of attendance, provided they have attended 80% of the classes and have received a pass mark for their writing assignments. If you take the IELTS exam in Amsterdam, you will be given an official IELTS certificate.

The RATEr exam can be taken in Wageningen. New dates will be announced soon.

Entry requirement

To make sure everyone is placed in the right course, new course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test. This particular course requires a score of 60. Please note: registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an appointment through our online calendar.

Please note that it is not possible to withdraw your subscription online. If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know by phone (+31 317 48 25 52) or send an e-mail to into@wur.nl.


  • Fee for WUR: € 406
  • Regular fee: € 450