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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...

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


If you need help, we will provide a free initial interview, over phone or in-person, and will then recommend one of two options based on your current level of English:


Very Low Level of English


If your English is quite low, we will recommend a 15 day, 45-hour “Language for IELTS Life Skills“. This course will run the three weeks prior to the exam at British Council. This 45-hour course is 21,000 baht, but if you sign up for the course and the exam with the British Council, we will give you a 2,000 baht discount.

The 45-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 3 weeks (with 2 day off every 7 days) directly before the exam at the British Council.


Low Level of English


If you are close to passing, but need to familiarize yourself with the exam, improve confidence, and learn keywords and phrases to use on the exam:

  1. A 2-day, 12-hourPass the IELTS Life Skills” course. This will run the two days before the exam at IDP Bangkok. We will also give a free mock exam at the end of the course so you can experience the exam before taking it. The price for this course is 7,500 Baht

The 12-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.



Dates – Courses and Exams


Pass the IELTS Life Skills – 12-Hour Course


International House Bangkok will run a 2 day preparation course before the exams at IDP Bangkok, for 7,500 baht:


June4th to 5th or 18th to 19th
July2nd to 3rd or 16th to 17th
August13th to 14th or 27th to 28th
September11th to 12th or 24th to 25th


Test Dates at IDP Bangkok for 2019


June6th, 20th
July4th, 18th
August2nd, 15th, 29th
September13th, 26th

We have a 2-day course before every IDP exam.


Language for IELTS Life Skills – 45 Hour Course

International House Bangkok will run a 15 day language course, for 21,000 baht. The course will run for 3 weeks with 2-day breaks each week and will finish the day before an exam at the British council.

June/July18 June to 22 June (2-day break), 25 June to 29 June (2-day break), and 2 July to 6 July
July/August14 July to 18 July (2-day break), 21 July to 25 July (2-day break), and 28 July to 1 August
August/September25 August to 29 August (2-day break), 1 September to 5 September (2-day break), and 8 September to 12 September


Test Dates at British Council for 2019


August2nd, 18th


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 at least 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.