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IELTS Preparation

Teacher and Students

Prepare for the IELTS test in Vancouver or Surrey. Our IELTS Preparation Program will help you learn about IELTS while improving your English language skills.

Every year, more universities and colleges are accepting IELTS for admission purposes. Also, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recognizes IELTS as proof of English language skills of prospective immigrants to Canada. IELTS is accepted by many professional organizations.

Our IELTS preparation curriculum is efficient and comprehensive. Our teachers are experienced with all facets of the IELTS test and are able to give you the training you need to succeed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a test preparation course intended for serious learners. It will help you to polish the four primary language skills and develop the confidence needed to tackle the high level of difficulty that this test presents.

Every day, one particular language skill is practiced. All four skills are covered in one week. In total, there is up to four months of unique material, all of which has been selected from varying sources. You will study test preparation material on a daily basis, and develop a precise idea about what is expected from you when you sit for the test.

Objectives

  • Learn techniques to overcome the challenges found in the four test parts.
  • Develop reading strategies for skimming, scanning and focusing on target material.
  • Recognize and interpret statistical data using appropriate grammatical structures.
  • Identify differences and similarities in statistical tasks.
  • Write a range of essay types.
  • Improve listening comprehension.
  • Improve listening for details.
  • Understand and spot parallel expressions and similar words in reading discourse.
  • Enhance vocabulary through reading and speaking activities.
  • Formulate and defend opinions using specific words.
  • Broaden vocabulary of adjectives and other useful phrases.


Intermediate IELTS Pre-requisite Level: VEC Levels 6-9
Advanced IELTS Pre-requisite Level: VEC Levels 10+

Course Evaluation: Daily evaluation is given by way of practice tests. Scores are based on the IELTS band system guidelines. You will receive ongoing feedback from the teacher.

Course Materials: A current selection of Cambridge IELTS books

Schedules

Intermediate IELTS

  • Vancouver: 9:00-11:50, Monday to Friday, or
  • Vancouver: 12:50-15:40, Monday to Thursday, or
  • Vancouver; 18:00-19:55, Monday to Thursday, or
  • Surrey: 18:00-19:55, Monday to Thursday

Advanced IELTS

  • Vancouver: 09:00-11:50, Monday to Friday
  • Vancouver; 12:50-15:40, Monday to Thursday

Outline

Each day, we work on a different skill. Here is a typical schedule:

  • Monday: Essay
  • Tuesday: Graph/Letter
  • Wednesday: Listening
  • Thursday: Reading
  • Friday: Speaking

The IELTS Test

IELTS tests the complete range of English language skills students encounter when studying or training in English. IELTS tests Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All IELTS test candidates take Listening and Speaking Modules.

If you plan to undertake academic study in Canada, you should sit for the Academic Reading and Writing Modules. If you plan to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Canada, you should sit for the General Training Reading and Writing Modules.

Management of the IELTS Test

IELTS is jointly managed by The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.

IELTS Canada

In Canada, IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. Visit the official IELTS website. IELTS - International English Language Testing System - What is IELTS?



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