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preparing your student for ielts

This 5-unit course explores all four IELTS papers, looking at the different exam tasks and the skills and sub-skills which are tested in them. You will also look at the speaking and writing test criteria in order to be better able to understand what is expected at each IELTS band and help your students to effectively prepare for these parts of the exam.


The course gives you as a teacher the chance to try out and reflect on a variety of classroom activities which prepare your learners for all aspects of the exam, including the acquisition of new vocabulary. The course also explores common teaching issues with IELTS classes, such as how to support learners of differing abilities.

This course will enable you to

  • better understand IELTS exam tasks and what skills and sub-skills are tested

  • be better able to help learners achieve their desired score in the IELTS exam

  • be better able to engage and motivate students preparing for the IELTS exam

  • be better able to assess student’s speaking and writing against the IELTS assessment criteria


At NILE we are committed to offering the best in language teacher training. As such, we provide two-way tutorial contact in our online courses as well as in our campus courses. 

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

This course can be extended to include The Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) - awarded upon completing an 8-week assignment after the course, fulfilling the skills and knowledge descriptors as set out by Trinity College London. The Trinity CertPT is an internationally-recognised, standalone, continuing professional development qualification that can be taken independently of other teacher education qualifications. The CertPT helps teachers evaluate, adapt, create and use and reflect on the use of teaching resources relevant to their context. 

The highly successful self-access course Take Your Teaching Online will be available to participants on Prepare your Students for IELTS at no extra cost.

Who should apply

  • Teachers who already prepare students for the IELTS exam or who are thinking of doing so in the future.

  • Participants with a minimum language level corresponding to B2/C1 on the Common European Framework


Course                                                                  GBP (£)

Courses fee                                                           350.00

Trinity Registration and Administration Fee (optional): 250.00

Take Your Teaching Online:                                       Free

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