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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 or 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.

Course content

During the English for IELTS and RATEr course, you will develop all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course focuses on academic language skills as well as skills needed during the IELTS and RATEr exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for either the IELTS or the RATEr exam.


The course meets once a week for 12 weeks. You should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

The English for IELTS and RATEr course is offered every year in January and September.

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 and pass the IELTS exam in Amsterdam, you will receive an official IELTS certificate.

Entry requirement

New course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to ensure that they are placed in the right course. English for IELTS and RATEr requires an OOPT score of 60.

Please note: your  registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

If you cannot attend your appointment,  please call us at +31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or email us at You cannot cancel the appointment online.


Fee for WUR: € 423,-
Regular fee: € 470,-

  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card.