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This course includes

30 hour teaching IELTS preparation
Internationally recognized certificate
Personal tutor support
Friendly job hunting advice
Flexible study schedule
Study using the TEFL app
6 months course access
Letter of enrolment
Average time to complete:
1-2 weeks

What will you learn?

Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation

Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives, typically relating to an IELTS score of 6.5 or above

Understand the nuances of teaching English to exam-focused non-native speakers

Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels

Manage classroom and student behaviour effectively

Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use

Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first exam English class

Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad

Requirements

English language minimum level: Fluent.
At least an international standard of intermediate or advanced fluency: B1

About this course

Did you know that over 3.5 million people take the IELTS exam each year? IELTS teaching skills are in demand.

The course is divided into seven modules. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include test examples, reflective tasks and an end of lesson assessment.

After you complete this certification for teaching IELTS preparation you will know how to enter your exam English lesson well prepared and confident. 30 hours of TEFL-Pro teaching advice will teach you the skills to understand your students’ needs, plan suitable lessons, get hired and help your students to achieve a great score.

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This is the second Premier TEFL course that I have taken, and this time I took the IELTS preparation course so I can help my students to prepare for the exam. It was very informative and I liked the fact that you can work at your own pace within a 6 month time frame.
Joanne Loach

30 hour Teaching IELTS Exam Preparation

Modules One-Three:

Module One: Understand the International English Language Testing System

Learn where in the world the IELTS test is popular and why it is important. Understand the exam elements and how it is scored. Get to know the basic principles behind teaching IELTS preparation.

Module Two: How to Teach IELTS Listening

Listening is called a ‘Receptive skill’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in listening activities to improve their English. This includes tasks to tune into music, radio, audio books or recordings both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting plenty of homework for your IELTS students!

Module Three: How to Teach IELTS Reading

Reading is another ‘Receptive skill’, known as such because the student is receiving language. Discover the most effective ways to engage students in reading English. This module gives 20 tips for teaching IELTS Reading including setting tasks to read articles, emails and letters. By the end of this class you will also know the differences between teaching for the IELTS Academic Reading test versus General Reading.

Modules Four-Five:

Module Four: How to Teach IELTS Writing

Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skillsbecause students produce language. You’ll get help with how to teach your students to write in English. Scoring well in the test will consist of written arguments or descriptive responses to images and you will receive plenty of ideas to help students practice in preparation.

Module Five: How to Teach IELTS Speaking

By the end of this module you will learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your students chatting confidently. They’ll proudly hold conversations about work and study, and be ready to answer questions on topics from family to pets and daily routines. All common talking points of the speaking test.

Modules Six-Seven:

Module Six: How to Teach IELTS Vocabulary

Did you know that there are around 171,000 words in the English language? Don’t worry, you’ll only be asked to teach a few hundred of those to your IELTS students. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context when preparing to sit the IELTS exam.

Module Seven: IELTS Teaching Challenges

Understand how to engage students of mixed levels in your class and learn techniques for making IELTS preparation more interesting than the average teacher.

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Questions and Answers

What does IELTS stand for?

IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System. It is the world’s most recognised English language test of proficiency.

IELTS is most commonly taken by English learners interested in migration or higher education abroad, such as studying abroad at university level, in an English speaking country.

What is IELTS teaching?

An IELTS teacher is responsible for preparing their students to take the IELTS test. The exam has four papers: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Test-takers can pick between sitting General or Academic modules. The difference being in the Reading and Writing papers.

IELTS classes are run globally with over 150 test centres worldwide, teaching IELTS preparation online is now very popular.

Can I teach IELTS?

There are no prerequisite qualifications to become an IELTS teacher, however you should hold an internationally recognised TEFL qualification and have some teaching experience.

Taking a professional development course in IELTS preparation will help you understand the test format, how to prepare your students well, what the scoring system means and give you confidence when teaching IELTS.

Who can teach IELTS?

Any English language (EFL) teacher can become an IELTS tutor. There are no formal qualifications or licences required. It’s important to understand how IELTS works and the goals of your learners, getting a good band score can be vital to their international education plans. 

Do IELTS teachers get paid much?

As an IELTS teacher you can expect to earn between US$25 – $45 per hour. This will depend on previous experience and the country / origin of your learners.

Who sits the IELTS exam?

General IELTS test-takers are English learners who intend to migrate to an English speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK) and Academic IELTS takers are seeking admission to universities in countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada.

Which countries use IELTS?

The most popular countries that accept IELTS for academic or migration purposes are the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. Over 2.5 million tests are taken annually in over 150 test centres globally. The band score that a learner achieves is valid for a 2 year period.

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