The IELTS course introduces students to the systematic review of the International English Language Test and the processes from which to evaluate proficiency in reading, listening, writing and speaking. While considering the specific aspects of previous papers that have shaped the general understanding of how to improve language skills purposive of this examination, students will explore and apply key concepts associated with understanding types of questions, learning cognitive skills, self-motivation, and associated developmental vocabulary.
Throughout the course, students will employ and practice different training methods, including cultural considerations, speech and voice articulation, the use of reading to improve writing, the use of listening exercises to improve speaking, and self-reflection to effectively communicate ideas.
The introduction to IELTS is a preparation course for improving students with B2 ability in preparation for taking an IELTS or university entrance examination or to prepare for the first year of college or university.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Ability to read quickly, scan and affirmatively locate meaning phrases and purposive language
- Prepare for college lectures through adaptive listening practice
- Learn academic grammar skills
- Ability to apply writing techniques for essays, reports, emails and letters
- Build reading, writing, and speaking discussion skills
- Develop critical and creative thinking skills.
CEC IELTS Course Outline & Syllabus
As designed by Cambridge ESOL examinations, the following outline provides a plan for learning. This is the basic course structure; adjustments will be made according to student’s proficiency in each section.
Listening: 14 - 16 hours
Reading: 12 - 16 hours
Writing: 24 - 26 hours
Speaking: 16 - 22 hours
The specific syllabus unit outline is listed below, noting each class should be 2 hours long with a 15 min break after 50 minutes. The dates for these units will be decided based on student schedule.
Each student will be issued a copy of one of the Cambridge: IELTS Training Books. In addition, students will be given numerous sample tests, practice exercises and recordings to elicit and enhance overall learning. Lastly, students are required to purchase and have ready for use in the classroom:
One A4 sized lined notebook
A blue or black ink pen, an HB pencil; Optional: a highlighter and post-it notes