IELTS Exam Prep Course

Back by popular demand! ELLAS is offering our signature Live Remote IELTS Exam Prep Course just in time to achieve the band score you want on the exam in the spring or summer of 2021.

Course structure

The course will run on a university schedule – 18 weeks for the spring semester. Live lessons will be held for 90 minutes, twice each week, through Zoom. Learners will be assigned homework that will be assessed by peers and the teacher after each lesson. Between lessons, learners will engage in asynchronous written discussions and have access to all documents online. The total weekly commitment for learners will be roughly 4-5 hours per week, for a total of 75-90 hours of active exam preparation, all of which is remote learning through online platforms.

Course schedule

We will be running two sessions and you may choose to register for whichever one fits your schedule and time zone better. Session A will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:30 am New York time (US eastern time). Session B will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 13:00 to 14:30 New York time (US eastern time). Both sessions will begin on Monday, January 4 and end on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Course content

The course will balance focus on all four sections of the IELTS exam: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The materials will be authentic IELTS exam questions and answer sheets or formats to gain practical experience with the exam methodology itself. Relevance subskills will be covered, such as distinguishing main ideas from supporting detail, identifying key points and summarizing, finding specific or detailed information, distinguishing between fact and opinion, making inferences, listening for the main idea, listening for factual information, understanding speakers’ agreement, following an academic explanation, speakers’ responses and attitudes, fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, pronunciation, constructing arguments, creating coherence and cohesion, ordering, grouping, and structuring paragraphs, and much more.

Course features

  • Online/Live Remote to maximize flexibility, motivation, and engagement for a university-level course that is socially and educationally comparable to an on-location course
  • Rigorous and demanding to empower each learner to reach their full potential
  • Structured and comprehensive to achieve the greatest improvement efficiently and effectively
  • Social and interactive to encourage the learners to explore/discover/construct knowledge, skills, and techniques through interaction by creating a stable learning community where the individuals work together as team
  • Focused specifically and practically on the IELTS exam tasks to ensure that learners are familiar and comfortable with the exam structure and the strategies for achieving the highest score they can

Course applicant requirements

  • Time: 4-5 hours per week for 18 weeks
  • Technology: A computer with a video camera, a headset with microphone, a stable and high-speed internet connection
  • English language level: A minimum language level of intermediate (CEFR B2 or IELTS band 5) or above is necessary to understand and participate in the Live Remote lessons. The course is designed to help increase an intermediate or advanced participant’s IELTS score by a full point (e.g. from 6.0 to 7.0 or from 7.5 to 8.5) or more and is appropriate for learners hoping to score as high as band 9.
  • Commitment: This course is designed for university students and professional adults who are serious about investing their time and resources to achieving a very specific personal, academic, or professional goal. Learners must commit to attending at least 90% of the Live Remote lessons and completing at least 90% of the homework and participating in at least 90% of the online discussions. This not only increases the effectiveness of the course for the learner but also for each classmate who is benefiting from the stable learning community. The commitment is to yourself but also to your teammates.
  • Application: All learners must complete the online application and schedule/attend a brief interview with the teacher. Learners will be notified of their application status within one week of their interview.

IELTS exam prep course application and course fees

Please use the link below to fill out the course application.