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Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

British Council via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Test Prep
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

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Anyone thinking about taking an English language test, such as IELTS, will find this course particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course.

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year.

This course will take you through each stage of the IELTS test — reading, writing, speaking and listening. At each stage there will be advice from our video tutor and a team of experienced IELTS educators. You will also be asked to share your experiences, tips and opinions with other learners.

By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, you will:

  • be familiar with all parts of the IELTS test
  • have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals
  • understand how the IELTS test is assessed
  • have an opportunity to have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners

The British Council has over 80 years’ experience in English language teaching and assessment and delivers IELTS tests in more than 100 countries. The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning.

You can find out more about this course in this post for the FutureLearn blog: “IELTS: a global test for a global language.”

The course is aimed at non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above.

Taught by

Chris Cavey

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María
4.0 3 years ago
by María completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very useful and interesting to people who have to face english exams, It provides with a lot of resources to practice all of the diferent english skills required for examination.
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Kml K
4.0 3 years ago
by Kml completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
good overview and walk through with a lot of useful tips focused directly at IELTS test. Can be done at own pace
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Asdoost A
3.0 6 months ago
by Asdoost completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course is a simple and good way to be familiar with IELTs. But there is nothing more than that.
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