Certificate for Preparatory course for International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) (E-Learning)

Overview

The Certificate for Preparatory course for International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) (E-Learning) is designed as a normal duration course to equip learners with the foundation in the learning of English Language covering the language skills such as reading, speaking, listening and writing. The course will enhance learners’ ability to communicate better under different situations.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded ‘Certificate for Preparatory course for International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) by British Education Centre

Objective

At the end of this certificate course, learners are expected to have develop some of the basic linguistic skills, and be able to read or write some very short sentences and follow some short written sign-boards.

The Preparatory course is divided into four parts. IELTS consists of four subjects: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course starts with listening, reading and writing in the morning and finish around noon; The oral exam should be completed within one week of the remaining three exam dates. The total length of the test is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including listening, reading and writing.

a. For Listening
b. For Reading
c. For Writing
d. For Speaking

Course Information

Course Structure

The course consists of one IELTS module covering the following lessons:

1: Introduction and Basics
– Course Introduction and Diagnostic Testing
– Introduction to IELTS, exam format, and scoring
– Diagnostic tests for each section (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)
– Review diagnostic test results, identify strengths and weaknesses, and set personal goals
– Foundational Skills
– General English skills assessment and improvement (vocabulary, grammar)
– Introduction to IELTS Listening strategies
– Introduction to IELTS Reading strategies

2: Focus on Listening and Reading
– Intensive Listening Practice
– Practice different types of listening tasks (short answers, multiple choice, matching)
– Listening to different accents and speeds; note-taking techniques
– Full-length listening practice tests and review- Strategies for improving concentration and dealing with difficult sections – Strategies for improving concentration and dealing with difficult sections – Intensive Reading Practice
– Skimming and scanning techniques, time management
– Practice with various reading passage types (factual, descriptive, argumentative)
– Detailed reading and critical thinking skills
– Full-length reading practice tests and review

3: Focus on Writing
– Writing Task 1
– Overview of Writing Task 1 (Academic: graphs, tables, charts; General Training: letters)
– Analyzing and describing visual data (Academic)
– Practice letter writing (General Training)
– Timed writing practice and feedback


– Writing Task 2
– Overview of Writing Task 2 (Essay writing)
– Structuring essays: introduction, body, conclusion
– Developing arguments and supporting ideas
– Timed essay writing practice and feedback

4: Focus on Speaking
– Speaking Practice
– Introduction to Speaking Test format, Part 1 (Introduction and interview)
– Speaking Part 1 practice (personal questions)
– Speaking Part 2 (Long turn) – preparing and delivering monologues
– Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) – developing in-depth answers
– Mock speaking tests and feedback

5: Integrated Practice and Review
– Integrated Practice
– Integrated skills practice (listening and speaking, reading and writing)
– Full-length mock tests under timed conditions – Detailed review of mock tests, focusing on common errors and improvement areas
– Targeted practice sessions based on individual needs
– Review and Reinforcement
– Intensive practice on weaker areas (determined from mock test results)
– Review of key strategies and tips for each section
– Group discussions and peer reviews for speaking and writing
– Final review and consolidation of skills

6: Final Preparations and Mock Exams
– Final Preparations
– Focus on exam day strategies, managing stress, and time management
– Intensive practice and last-minute tips for listening and reading
– Intensive practice and last-minute tips for writing and speaking
– Practice with recent IELTS test papers
– Mock Exams and Feedback
– Full-length mock tests under exam conditions
– Detailed review of mock tests, personalized feedback
– Additional practice sessions based on mock test performance
– Final mock tests and last-minute preparation tips

Daily Schedule Breakdown
– Core Skill Focus (Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking)
– Monday and Tuesday: Listening
– Wednesday and Thursday: Reading
– Friday: Writing
– Practice and Feedback
– Practice exercises based on the day’s focus
– Immediate feedback and discussion
– Integrated Skills and Exam Strategies
– Practice tasks integrating multiple skills (e.g., listening and note-taking, reading and summarizing) – Exam strategies, time management, and stress management techniques

Additional Components
– Homework: Assignments to reinforce daily lessons
– Supplementary Materials: Use of authentic materials such as news articles, podcasts, and academic journals
– Progress Tracking: Regular assessments to monitor progress and adjust the study plan as needed
– Peer Learning: Group discussions and peer feedback sessions

Learning Mode

Online lectures

Duration of Course

Full-time: 6 Months

5 sessions per week x 3 hours

​Part-time: 10 Months

3 sessions per week x 3 hours

Manner in which Assessment will be Conducted

Examination​ at the end of the course.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Class Participation: 5%
Written Examination: 50%
Reading, Speaking (Oral Quiz): 25%
Listening Quiz: 20%

Requirements for Graduation

Pass all assignments with at least 75% Attendance

Qualification Award

Certificate in Preparatory course for IELTS awarded by British Education Centre

Manner in which course will be Taught

Vocabulary and Grammar

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Progression Pathway

Certificate in Preparatory course for IELTS allow students to attend the testing of various levels of IELTS available for higher English education.

Requirements for Enrolment

Minimum entry age: 15 years old

Minimum academic requirements: Completed Lower Secondary (Sec 2) or equivalent

Minimum Language Proficiency: Taken English as a subject at primary school or equivalent

​Intake

Please contact us for more details

​Course Fee

​Application Fee: $327

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