ELCP130

Preparation for the IELTS

Do you plan to immigrate, study or work in an English-speaking environment? Completing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is a necessary step to assess your English language skills.

This course will prepare you for the exam by focusing on the four key skills that will be tested: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will learn how to describe graphs, tables and diagrams, and read different articles. You will also improve your understanding of grammar, build academic vocabulary, and practise speaking and listening.

Note: This course is designed for learners of English as an additional language (EAL).

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - - $500.00 19 Register

Course schedule: Classes run online from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time. 

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Listen and take notes on what you hear
  • Learn and use vocabulary within academic settings
  • Read and understand different texts from magazines, journals, books and newspapers
  • Read and understand different graphs, tables and charts
  • Apply basic rules of grammar
  • Write letters and essays on a variety of topics
  • Present your opinion in writing on different themes
  • Communicate clearly orally with accurate pronunciation
  • Listen carefully about a topic and respond to express preferences and reasons for your opinions

How will you learn?

You will attend class regularly, spending three hours a week in remote face-to-face instruction, often working in groups or in pairs, and sometimes individually. You can expect on average two hours a week of homework, more when you are preparing for quizzes, tests and exams.

How will you be evaluated?

We'll evaluate your performance in this course using a combination of assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance.

Textbooks and learning materials

Your instructor will provide materials and access to online resources relevant to the course.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through a videoconference platform.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

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