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IELTS Academic Test Preparation (MOOC)

Prepare for the IELTS Academic tests in this comprehensive, self-paced course covering listening, speaking, reading and writing.

About the 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 more than 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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.

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.

In the new release of this IELTS preparation course, you will find a number of enhancements to an already-successful formula. The course appears with new videos and improvements to the explanation of answers as well as a number of new and engaging practice activities. Significantly, we have responded to requests from existing users to offer more comprehensive feedback on your writing using several new features.

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. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

Students who select Verified enrolment in this course will have access to additional materials provided by the IELTSx course team.

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What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Learn about the IELTS test procedure and format;
  • Learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic tests;
  • Develop your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

About the instructors

Iain Mathieson is Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ). Over the past 20 years, Iain has worked as a teacher, examiner, teacher trainer and academic manager in Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.

Martin Dutton 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 before joining The University of Queensland in 2003.

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

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

Philippa Coleman 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.

Duration: 8 weeks, 5-10 hours per week

Language: English

Instructors: Iain Mathieson, Martin Dutton, Megan Yucel, Stephen Walker, and Philippa Coleman

Institution: The University of Queensland

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