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iPass offers unique online IELTS courses which provide a blended approach to test preparation, combining self-study lessons with 1-2-1 coaching and personal feedback.

Since it was founded in 2005 it has grown to become one of the leading global online IELTS course providers. iPass was set up by Nigel Haines and Jenny Bedwell who are both native English teachers at the British Council and have over 35 years teaching experience between them. Jenny has also been a Cambridge examiner since 2002.
Jenny“I met Nigel in 2003 while working together in Portugal. The idea for iPass came about because we wanted to be able to give non-native English speakers from all kinds of backgrounds the opportunity to prepare for the IELTS test regardless of their work or family commitments or their physical location. By providing an alternative to traditional face-to-face courses, we allow students to study at their own pace and at their own convenience while still getting the support and guidance from experienced and well qualified teachers. Through our personal style of online coaching, they have found that they can trust us to help them improve their English in preparation for IELTS.”

Jenny - iPass co-founder & tutor

Nigel“For me, the great thing about iPass is that we get to teach students from all over the world and play a key part in helping them to reach their goals, both academically and professionally. Our students are ambitious, hard-working, and know exactly what they want to achieve and as a teacher it’s a real pleasure to be part of their journey by helping them to succeed in the IELTS test.”

Nigel - iPass co-founder & tutor

Over the last 12 years the iPass team has helped hundreds of candidates around the world to achieve the IELTS scores they need for their future work and study plans.

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Testimonials

Hashem, Jordan

Hashem, Jordan

My story with the IELTS began three years ago. I needed an overall band of 7 with no sub score below 7 in order to proceed with my future plans. I had the IELTS 9 times and on every attempt I got the same disappointing score of 6.

In all the tests I had, I was able to only achieve 5.5 in writing and 6 in the speaking. However, after I started a regular speaking and writing courses with Nigel and Jenny, my oldest dream has been fulfilled. I liked the speaking tests conducted with Nigel and Jenny as they were simulating the real speaking interviews. In addition, the immediate feedback has greatly helped me to avoid my mistakes in the future tests.

The correction of my essays was really accurate and concise, with only 10 essays with Jenny and Nigel, my writing skills have been refined and developed. Eventually, no more IELTS tests after this moment. I was able to attain the following score: Listening: 8, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 7.5, Speaking: 7, Overall score: 7.5

Again thank you Jenny and Nigel.

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