Preparation for IELTS


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About the course

Course Number: 10086NAT-01V01

Are you currently preparing for an English language proficiency test? Our course in Preparation for IELTS is for people preparing for a formal test of their English language skills, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or for those wishing to improve in preparation for further study. The course will help you gain English language skills and knowledge, as well as test-taking strategies and practice in how to successfully undertake a formal test in academic speaking, listening, reading and writing. This qualification is part of our suite of English language courses, designed to enable speakers of other languages (including international students, newly arrived migrants, permanent and temporary residents, citizens and visitors) to participate more fully in Australian community life, work and study.

Our English language courses are practical, interactive and structured to meet the most essential needs of second language learners. In this course, you will learn:
• Writing skills such as writing clear and accurate essays, organising your ideas and using appropriate language;
• Reading skills such as skimming, scanning and finding information;
• Language skills such as vocabulary and grammar;
• Strategies for speaking fluently and accurately;
• Strategies for participating in conversations and discussions;
• Listening skills such as listening for gist and specific information;
• Test-taking and academic strategies such as time management, study techniques and dealing with different topics and tasks.

The course is completely online and the resources provided to you will include:
• Interactive practice activities in speaking, listening, reading and writing;
• A wide variety of listening recordings and reading texts;
• Practice tests.

Students are supported to develop pathways to work and further vocational training. Your teacher will guide your progress through the online activities, and give you feedback on practice tests. An appropriate level of English language proficiency is required, recommended as upper intermediate or above.

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