IELTS classes in Kenya [where to study, fees, etc.]

Last updated on March 20th, 2024 at 03:20 am

So, where can you attend IELTS classes in Kenya?

Below we look at the institutions offering IELTS classes in Kenya and where to take .

Of course, enrolling for IELTS preparation classes can help you get a better IELTS score as you chase entry to a foreign university, immigration papers, or even employment overseas.

Here are the organizations you can consider if you need extra coaching.

IELTS classes in Kenya – recommended centers

We have selected trainers whose candidates have a history of impressive performances in Nairobi and a couple of other counties.

First up are centers offering IELTS preparation classes in Nairobi.

IELTS coaching centers in Nairobi

1.   The British Council

The British Council offers IELTS classes for registered IELTS candidates at their Nairobi offices including IELTS UKVI and IELTS Life Skills lessons.

Focus is on exam techniques plus strategy and you’ll take mock tests covering the four skill areas: Listening, Writing, Reading, and Speaking.

You’ll enjoy being taught by highly specialized English experts.

The fee for IELTS coaching at British council is just Ksh. 9500 and you have the option of making your IELTS classes payment online.


British council IELTS contact

Get in touch with their British Council officials using the following details for guidance:

Offices: 5 Upper Hill Road, Nairobi



Phone: 0732 117000


2.   Language School in Kenya (IELTS learning center Kenya)

Another amazing place to go for IELTS classes in Kenya is the language school.

Here you’re first required to take the Initial Proficiency Test to help the tutors determine the amount of training you need.

That way, the trainers are able to come up with a customized preparation program to help you pass your IELTS exams with flying colors.

Again, the training is concentrated in the four skills areas: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

Coaching is by a team of highly qualified English teaching professionals.


Language School in Kenya contacts

For more information about the IELTS courses at the Language school and the rates, call 0703 22 88 40.

You can also email the team via

If you want to pay them a visit, their offices are at Brightwoods Apartments near Adlife Plaza (Block D8), Chania Avenue, Kilimani, Nairobi.



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3.   SI-UK Nairobi

SI-UK focuses solely on IELTS exam tutoring and is a brilliant place to attend intensive IELTS preparation courses.

Here are the steps to book classes with them:

  1. Sign up for the IELTS practice test to have them assess your present level
  2. Find the appropriate IELTS course to match your schedule
  3. Start sessions.

You could also choose to register your interest by visiting their offices in Nairobi or even go for a free consultative session.

You select one of the following courses depending on your proficiency level:

  • A 10-hour-course that you complete within 30 days OR
  • A 20-hour-course that you finish within 60 days.


SI-UK Nairobi Contacts

Offices: Jimkan House, Ground Floor, Woodvale Grove, Westlands-Nairobi

Telephone: 0755688242/ 0755688247/ 0755688253


4.   ACK Language and Orientation School

You can be assisted to pass your IELTS exams by the ACK Language School along Bishop Road, Nairobi.

The school has a specially programmed English course leading to IELTS, TOEFL, and pitman Examinations.

ACK Language and Orientation School contacts

Offices: Bishops Road, Opp. NSSF Building Nairobi

Telephone: +254(020)2721893/+254(020)2711782

Mobile: 0718-233085



IELTS classes outside Nairobi

Admittedly, very few centers exist upcountry.

In fact, but for Mombasa, it’s difficult to get quality teaching in other towns in Kenya.

Let’s look at the available options for the rest of Kenya.

·     IELTS classes in Mombasa

The best place to go for IELTS Classes in Mombasa could be SI-UK, Mombasa branch.

Here are their contacts:

Offices: 2nd Floor, Amal Plaza, along Links Road, Nyali-Mombasa

Telephone: 0780 450 642



·       A word about IELTS Nakuru and IELTS Training Center in Eldoret

Unfortunately, there’s no well-established IELTS Classes in Nakuru or Eldoret at the moment and you may have to make arrangements to go for sessions in Nairobi or another convenient location if you live in either of the two towns.


IELTS classes in Kenya [Frequently asked questions]

How much does IELTS cost in Kenya?

The cost is as follows:

  • IELTS Academic & General Training (paper-based and computer-delivered test)- 24,820
  • IELTS for UK Visas & Immigration (Academic & General Training)- 26,200 (Kshs. 27,072 from April 7, 2020)
  • IELTS Life Skills (A1 & B1)- 19,650 (Kshs. 19,793 from April 7, 2020)

To confirm if the fee has changed, click here.

How do I study for IELTS?

The best way to study for IELTS is to first understand the testing format for the various task types.

Next, you should take time to practice using sample test questions (the IELTS sample material pack could be helpful in this).

The other step is enrolling for IELTS classes to help you quicken your preparation process.

Finally, book test as soon as you feel confident.

Does British Council provide IELTS coaching?

Yes, as mentioned earlier, the British Council provides IELTS comprehensive IELTS coaching for all students.

Get in touch with them to get started.



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