University of Queensland Online Course For IELTS Test Preparation

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The University of Queensland is currently offering online course on IELTS Academic Test Preparation. This 8-weeks course is available for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test.

The overall objective of this course is to help in preparing for the IELTS Academic tests. The course will start on July 24, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 9 weeks
Effort: 5 – 10 hours/week
Subject: Communication
Institution: University of Queensland and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $99.
Session: Course will start on July 24, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland, Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. It is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities globally, has more areas of specialised research considered above world standard than any other Australian university and has won the most awards for university teaching in the country.

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About This Course

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Due to the flexible nature of the course, learners can adjust their level of effort to suit their needs.

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. Then, when you are ready, you can test yourself with an IELTS-style practice exam for each skill. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

 Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing centre and one of the world’s leading centres of learning. All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of:

  • Learn about the IELTS test procedure and format
  • Learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic tests
  • Practice and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice tests in reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking English skills

Instructors

Iain Mathieson
Iain is Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ)

Martin Dutton
Martin is a TESOL educator with over 20 years’ experience as an English language teacher, examiner and academic manager who has worked with organisations such as the British Council and International House

Megan Yucel
Megan teaches at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education of The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ).

Philippa Coleman
Philippa has been a TESOL Assistant Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education at The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) since 2005.

Stephen Walker
Stephen has been Assistant Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) since May 2006.

Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test.

Course Format

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. Then, when you are ready, you can test yourself with an IELTS-style practice exam for each skill. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

How To Join This Course

  1. Go to the course website link
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  3. Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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