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IELTS Life Skills test at IH Bangkok

Pass the IELTS Life Skills for Your British Spousal Visa

For people wishing to settle in the UK, a certificate of competence in the English language is required as part of the visa application process. The UK Visas and Immigration has stated that this requirement now covers “anyone applying as the husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner, same-sex partner, fiance(e) or prospective civil partner of a UK citizen”. This means that every Thai wishing to settle in the UK has to pass an English language test (IELTS Life Skills) before applying for a visa (Spousal visa) from the British embassy in Thailand.

Exam Info:

  • 16-18 minutes long and will consist of only speaking and listening.
  • Listening and responding to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions
  • Communicating basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics
  • Talking with another person in a familiar situation about familiar topics

Even though the requirements are at a low level, we understand that for many adults, taking a test can be a scary. As a partner of British Council for the IELTS Life Skills, International House Bangkok is here to help.


How IH Bangkok Can Help You Pass

Come in today for a 500 baht mock test so that we can find out if you require additional English classes to pass the exam.

Once you complete your mock test, we will recommend one of three options:

  1. If your English is strong enough to pass without problem, we would recommend signing up for the exam with British Council. The exam at British Council is 7,395 baht.
  2. If you are close to passing, but could use a bit of practice in order to pass, we would recommend a 5 day, 15-hour “Pass the IELTS Life Skills” course. This course is 5,000 baht, but we will discount the 500 baht from the Mock Test for a total cost of 4,500 baht.
  3. If your English is low, we will recommend a 10 day, 30-hour “Language for IELTS Life Skills” (9,000 baht) alongside “Pass the IELTS Life Skills” (5,000 baht). You can join the 30-hour course, then take the 15-hour course, then take the exam at British Council. This 30-hour course is 9,000 baht, but if you sign up for both courses and the exam with the British Council, we will give you a 2,000 baht discount and the mock test for free.


Pass the IELTS Life Skills


The 15-hour “Pass the IELTS Life Skills” course is designed around the actual test and focuses solely on the skills needed in order for you to answer all questions clearly and confidently. After this course you will know exactly what to expect during the exam. This course will run 5 days before the actual IELTS Life Skills exam at British Council.


Language for IELTS Life Skills


The 30-hour “Language for IELTS Life Skills” course is designed to teach you the necessary language for the test. This is a longer course and focuses more on the specific English needed in order to pass the exam. This course will run for 12 days (with two days break) directly before the “Pass the IELTS Life Skills” course.

Pass the IELTS Life Skills – 15 Hour Course

International House Bangkok will run a 5 day preparation course before the exams, for 5,000 baht.

The dates of our upcoming preparation courses are as follows:

August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th
September 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st
October/NovemberOct 30th, 31st / Nov 1st, 2nd, 3rd
December 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th


Language for IELTS Life Skills- 30 Hour Course

International House Bangkok will run a 10 day language course, for 9,000 baht. The course will run for 12 days, with a 2 day break on day 6 and 7.

The dates of our upcoming preparation courses are as follows:

AugustAugust 7th – 18th
SeptemberSeptember 3rd – 14th
OctoberOctober 16th – 27th
November/DecemberNovember 26th – December 7th


Test Dates at British Council for 2018

 *Exam dates that are bold have an IH Bangkok course before them.
August 9th, 26th
September 22nd
October 21st
November 4th, 29th
December14th, 16th


Why Choose International House Bangkok

At International House Bangkok we have many years experience in teaching students to passing the IELTS Life Skills so that you can successfully move to Britain and receive the spousal visa.

With IH Bangkok as your school, you can be sure that your teachers:

  • Are all native English speakers.
  • Are all Cambridge CELTA qualified.
  • All have a bachelor degree from a good university in an English speaking country.
  • Are all dedicated to teaching you what you need to pass the test in a fun, relaxed and informative way.


For more information, please send us a message or call us at +66 (0)2 168 7641.