Preparation for IELTS

Course Dates: 11/05/19 - 22/06/19
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Location: EC Euston

Do you need proof of your English level to study at university or for professional purposes? This course will help you prepare for the IELTS Academic test, which is recognised as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 10,000 education and training providers worldwide. The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course will help you become familiar with the IELTS exam and what is expected of you to do well. All four areas of the exam – reading, listening, speaking and writing - will be covered including useful strategies for each section. There will be a focus on some of the qualification’s most challenging components including: following academic discussion, speaking fluently, beginning and ending a talk, identifying the main ideas in a text, writing an essay with effective introductions, conclusions and coherent structure. There will be plenty of exam practice.

What will we cover?

• becoming familiar with the exam format, content and what is expected of you
• developing strategies to do well in the exam
• a focus on the more challenging components of the qualification including: following academic discussion, speaking fluently, beginning and ending a talk, identifying the main ideas in a text, writing an essay with effective introductions, conclusions and coherent structure
• exam practice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• identify the exam format, content and what is expected of you
• employ strategies to do well in the exam
• achieve at least 6.5 overall
• do well in the most challenging components of the exam, including following academic discussion, speaking fluently, beginning and ending a talk, identifying the main ideas in a text, writing an essay with effective introductions, conclusions and coherent structure]
• identify the areas of the qualification you do well and those which need improvement.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should be around IELTS 6 (at least B2, Level 1) at the start of the course and confident of improving.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will be interactive and dynamic. During the class you will work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. Your tutor will also work with you individually. You will be expected to do some homework every week and use Google Classroom outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are a variety of courses you can do at the same time or after this one. These include: Read Well, Write, Well, Academic Writing Skills in Practice, Advanced Writing Skills in Practice, Grammar in Practice (Upper-intermediate or Advanced), ESOL Pronunciation: Stage 1. Cambridge English: Advanced might also be helpful. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: IELTS06

Sat, day, 11 May - 22 Jun '19

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £229.00
Senior fee: £229.00
Concession: £229.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.