Courses

Our courses help you work your way through the theory and practice you need in the four parts of the exam (Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking) if you are a candidate, while the Teacher Training courses prepare you to better teach the four skills if you are a teacher.

The answer key following each module facilities autonomous study and allows you to progress at your own speed, check the correct answers, and draw your learning conclusions.

In some cases you might even decide to redo parts of a module if needed. When you do a course step by step, you gain a thorough understanding of the subject of it, as the modules logically build onto one another.

Our Written feedback and Skype tutorial services are also based on the concepts discussed and practiced in the modules.

Academic Essay Writing course

Course objectives

To help you acquire the awareness of the typical genre characteristics of academic essays and make you become more conscious of the different stages of the essay writing process.

Who it is for

The course is recommended for general as well as academic training candidates of the IELTS exam, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) students already studying at a tertiary level institution, TOEFL or other Cambridge exam candidates (e.g First, Advanced or Proficiency), who want to master essay writing as well as teachers helping their students with any of the above.

Modules

A.1, What does the process of writing an academic essay entail?
A.2, What types of academic essays are there and why do they matter?
A.3, What is the generic structure of an academic essay?
A.4, What is a paragraph? What is NOT a paragraph?
A.5, What is coherence and cohesion and how can they be achieved?
A.6, What is brainstorming?
A.7, What is drafting?
A.8, What is the word count and how can it be met within the time limit?
A.9, What should I pay attention to while I am writing my essay?
A.10, What is proofreading?

Descriptive Report Writing course

Course objectives

To help you acquire the awareness of the typical genre characteristics of various descriptive reports and make you become more conscious of the different stages of the descriptive report writing process.

Who it is for

The course is especially useful for IELTS academic training candidates, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) students already studying at a tertiary level institution where they have to write academic reports, as well as business professionals who need to acquire the skill of concise descriptive report writing; and teachers helping their students with any of the above.

Modules

B.1, What types of descriptive reports are there?
B.2, What types of input are there?
B.3, What information shall I select in the case of multiple input?
B.4, What is the required structure of a descriptive report?
B.5, What comparative expressions can I use?
B.6, What key academic verbs should I include?
B.7, What key academic adverbs should I include?
B.8, What key academic adjectives and nouns should I include?
B.9, What do I need to know to successfully describe a process or a diagram of how something works?
B.10, What should I check in my descriptive report when I am finished?

Letter Writing course

Course objective

To help you acquire the awareness of the typical genre characteristics of different letter types and make you become more conscious of the different stages of the letter writing process.

Who it is for

The course was written especially for IELTS general training and Cambridge exam candidates (e.g First, Advanced or Proficiency), general English students who want to become more confident at their letter writing skills in different social contexts and of various communicative purposes; and teachers helping their students with any of the above.

Modules

C.1, What types of letters are there?
C.2, What typical language do letters include?
C.3, What is brainstorming and how is creativity important in letter writing?
C.4, What does drafting a letter entail?
C.5, What is the word count of IELTS letters and why do they matter?
C.6, What differences are there between formal and informal letters?
C.7, What punctuation and layout are required in letters?
C.8, What is ‘grammatical and lexical range’ and why do they matter in letters?
C.9 What are some typical linking words and phrases in letters?
C.10 What should I check in my letter when I am finished?

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Writing Teacher Training course

Course objectives

To help teachers acquire the knowledge and confidence necessary to successfully prepare their (academic and general training module) students for the writing part of the IELTS exam.

Who it is for

The course is aimed at practicing English teachers in any context with any level of experience needing to understand the practical requirements of the writing part of the IELTS exam.
Teachers working in other contexts (e.g EAP, ESP, business English, other Cambridge exams preparation, e.g First, Advanced, or Proficiency) might also find having their awareness raised of the various genre features of essays, descriptive reports and letters useful, as well as the practical tips included on how to teach these.

NB

If you are planning to sign up for the course, it is highly recommended that first you do the core courses in the genres A, B or C, depending on what is relevant to your teaching needs. In some cases it might also be worth considering taking the exam, to get a firsthand feel for what your students will have to do on it.

Modules

TT. Wr. 1 Genres overview
TT. Wr. 2 The writing process
TT. Wr. 3 How to teach essay writing
TT. Wr. 4 How to teach descriptive letter writing
TT. Wr. 5 How to teach letter writing
TT. Wr. 6 Understanding criteria: Task achievement
TT. Wr. 7 Understanding criteria: Coherence and cohesion
TT. Wr. 8 Understanding criteria: Lexical resource
TT. Wr. 9 Understanding criteria: Grammatical range and accuracy
TT. Wr. 10 How to give feedback

Reading course

Course objectives

To make you more familiar with the structure of the reading part of the exam, the question types that might be asked in it and the strategies involved in answering them correctly.

Who it is for

You should do this course if you a preparing to take either the academic or general training of IELTS or are studying in any other academic context (e.g university, or preparing for other language exams) where you feel that your reading speed and accuracy needs improvement.

Modules

R.1 An Overview of the Reading exam and its question types
R.2 How to deal with multiple choice questions
R.3 How to deal with True/False/Not given and Yes/No/Not given questions
R.4 How to deal with matching information questions
R.5 How to deal with matching headings questions
R.6 How to deal with matching features questions
R.7 How to deal with matching sentence endings questions
R.8 How to deal with sentence completion questions
R.9 How to deal with summary/note/table/flow chart completion questions and diagram completion questions
R.10 How to deal with short answer questions

Listening course

Course objectives

To help you become more confident about your IELTS specific listening skills, including the different the various listening situations you are exposed to in it (e.g monologues and dialogues in general and academic contexts) and the typical question types you will have to answer.

Who it is for

The course is designed to help learners preparing to take either the academic or general training of IELTS or are studying in any other academic context where they need to understand more of the listening input they are exposed to; capture key content more easily and cope with the various question types more successfully by improving their multitasking ability to read, listen, notice and answer at the same time.

Modules

L.1 An Overview of the Listening exam
L.2 The difference between listening to everyday situations and academic contexts
L.3 The difference between listening to one speaker as opposed to two speakers
L.4 The difference between listening for general understanding and specific information
L.5 How to answer multiple choice questions
L.6 How to answer matching type of questions
L.7 How to answer plan/map/diagram labeling questions
L.8 How to answer form/note/table/flow chart/summary completion questions
L.9 How to answer sentence completion questions
L.10. How to answer short answer type of questions

Speaking course

Course objectives

To raise your awareness of the structure of the speaking part of the exam, the three question types that are asked in it and the strategies involved in answering them successfully.

Who it is for

The course is useful for IELTS General and academic training candidates, as well as anybody learning English who needs to improve their fluency, coherence and increase their lexical range.

Modules

Sp.1 An Overview of the Speaking exam
Sp.2 How can I improve my Fluency and coherence mark?
Sp.3 How can I improve my Lexical resource mark?
Sp.4 How can I improve my Grammatical range and accuracy mark?
Sp.5 How can I improve my Pronunciation mark?
Sp.6 Part One tips
Sp.7 Part Two tips
Sp.8 Part Three tips
Sp.9 Linking words and phrases
Sp.10 Talking about abstract concepts and ideas, speculative language

Reading Teacher Training course

Course objectives

To help teachers acquire the knowledge and confidence necessary to successfully prepare their (academic and general training module) students for the reading part of the IELTS exam.

Who it is for

The course is targeted at practicing English teachers in any context with any level of experience needing to understand the practical requirements of the reading part of the IELTS exam.Teachers working in other contexts (e.g EAP, ESP, business English, other Cambridge exams preparation, e.g First, Advanced, or Proficiency) might also find having their awareness raised of the various reading sub-skills useful, as well as the practical tips included on how to teach these.

Modules

TT. R. 1 How to teach you students evidence-based answering
TT. R. 2 How to teach tackling multiple choice questions
TT. R. 3 How to teach tackling True/False/Not given and Yes/No/Not given questions
TT. R. 4 How to teach tackling matching information questions
TT. R. 5 How to teach tackling matching headings questions
TT. R. 6 How to teach tackling matching features questions
TT. R. 7 How to teach tackling matching sentence endings questions
TT. R. 8 How to teach tackling sentence completion questions
TT. R. 9 How to teach tackling summary/note/table/flow chart completion questions and diagram completion questions
TT. R. 10 How to teach tackling short answer questions

Listening Teacher Training course

Course objectives

To equip teachers with the knowledge and confidence necessary to successfully prepare their (academic and general training module) students for the listening part of the IELTS exam.

Who it is for

The course is designed for teachers wishing to help their learners preparing to take either the academic or general training of IELTS (or are studying in any other academic context where they need to understand more of the listening input they are exposed to; capture key content more easily and cope with the various question types more successfully) by improving their multitasking ability to read, listen, notice and answer all at once.

Modules

TT. L. 1 How the IELTS Listening exam differs from other listening exams
TT. L. 2 Highlighting the difference between everyday versus academic listening input
TT. L. 3 Helping students comprehend one speaker input as opposed to two
TT. L. 4 Teaching students the difference between listening for general understanding and specific information
TT. L. 5 How to teach tackling multiple choice questions
TT. L. 6 How to teach tackling matching type of questions
TT. L. 7 How to teach tackling plan/map/diagram labeling questions
TT. L. 8 How to teach tackling form/note/table/flow chart/summary completion questions
TT. L. 9 How to teach tackling sentence completion questions
TT. L. 10 How to teach tackling short answer type of questions

Speaking Teacher Training course

Course objectives

To help practicing teachers provide their candidates with an overview of the structure of the speaking part of the exam, the three question types that are asked in it and the strategies involved in answering them successfully.

Who it is for

The course is aimed at teachers wishing to help their IELTS General and academic learners, general or business English students who need to improve the fluency and coherence of their speaking, as well as increase their spoken lexical and grammatical repertoire.

Modules

TT. Sp. 1 What are the special features of the IELTS Speaking exam
TT. Sp.2 Understanding criteria: Fluency and coherence
TT. Sp.3 Understanding criteria: Lexical resource
TT. Sp.4 Understanding criteria: Grammatical range and accuracy
TT. Sp.5 Understanding criteria: Pronunciation
TT. Sp.6 How to teach Part One
TT. Sp.7 How to teach Part Two
TT. Sp.8 How to teach Part Three
TT. Sp.9 Teaching linking words and phrases
TT. Sp.10 Teaching talking about abstract concepts and ideas using speculative language

Course prices

  • Modules: 5.99USD
  • Courses: 49.99USD
  • Two-course-packages: 59.99USD
  • Three-course-packages: 69.99USD
  • Four-course-packages: 79.99USD
  • Five-course-packages: 89.99USD