IELTs, University and Examination Preparation



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Due to popular demand, the ESB is thrilled to announce test preparation services for teens and university students!

  • We have recently partnered with LanguageCert Budapest to offer intensive training for both B2 and C1 level English exams. Officially accredited by the Hungarian government, LanguageCert provides students a fair and balanced way to show off their English prowess. Classes will additionally be held between 16:30-18:30 on agreed days and prepare students interested in taking a B2 level exam.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardised English language test designed for foreign speakers who wish to study, work and live in an English-speaking environment. The IELTS certificate will open doors to international academic and professional opportunities where English is used.
Since it was established, IELTS has become the one of the most popular English-language exams in the world. There are currently around 1,000 test locations in more than 140 countries, carrying out millions of tests each year. Over 9,000 organisations worldwide accept the certificate as a proof of English proficiency.
There are three types of IELTS exam: Academic, General Training, and Life Skills. At ESB we prepare students for the Academic version of the test, which is required by most colleges and universities in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia.

For students, who would like to continue their studies at international universities, we have designed a course that will enable them not only to be successful at their IELTS exam but also to be successful at university entrance exams and during their university studies.

This course is designed for students who wish  to study either abroad or on a degree course taught in English. For them it is indispensable to achieve a minimum level of 6.5 or 7 in the academic IELTS exams.  However, this course is not only an IELTS preparation course. Most of our students will also need well-developed and confident speaking skills during their entrance exams to university and once having been accepted at university, they will also need to have mastered other study skills such as making notes while reading, or listening, effective presentations skills and taking part in seminar discussions to be successful at both oral and written exams.

With this in mind, we have carefully created this course which will provide a skill set that would meet all of these requirements. The course will primarily prepare students to pass the academic IELTS exams, and at the same time, it will equip them with some basic skills which are prerequisites for achieving above average grades at university.

The course consists of 3 trimesters with 12 weeks in each trimester. During the 3*12 weeks students will concentrate on different components of the IELTS exam, such as different essay types and essay structures, text cohesion and coherence, reading techniques (skimming and scanning). They will also learn several techniques of confident oral presentations (the importance of visuals, and body language and eye contact)  and focus on skills that are required for being among the most successful students at university, such as how to prepare for a debate, research techniques, selecting relevant information and structuring the content.

For further information please contact us.


It is our mission to teach children to read, write, and speak English while learning about the wonders of our world


We are grateful for the kind words from the parents of the hundreds of children who already attended ESB.

We have three children attending ESB. With each year they enjoy the classes more; the child-centred methodology builds their confidence, through the engaging, thematic and group activities, they gain a taste of the British educational system and enjoy its advantages. The small group sizes and the warm relationships between teachers and students create a calm, positive atmosphere for them. We all appreciate the school programmes and events as well as the teachers’ structured approach to learning.


parent of Marci, Cili and Csabi

Samu started attending ESB 6 months ago. He was a complete beginner at the time. Now he speaks in sentences and has a vocabulary of several hundred words. In six months he’s made incredible progress, while also having fun and making new friends.


mother of Samu

Our daughter was a little shy when joining ESB, having had very basic English – but she liked the classes from the first moment. After 5 months she is making steady progress and starts to be able to express herself. ESB seems to create good motivation for them and the various activities built around the themes covered keep the children’s interest.


mother of Kata

Meet our Educational Director

Lisa Gillespie is Canadian born and after graduating in the USA, moved to London to teach the National Curriculum for England. Since 2017 Lisa is part of the ESB team!

I have a passion for teaching young learners and I truly believe that each child is a unique individual and deserves the chance to learn and explore all the different things our world has to offer!

Registration for our 2023/23 courses has started

Please contact us about registering for classes in September

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