IELTS stands for International English Language Testing Service. This test is used to assess your English language level for studying and working in an English language environment. Universities, employers, professional registration bodies and visa authorities often require a minimum IELTS grade to be achieved, on the 1 to 9 scale.
The test has four modules: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The course focuses on the tasks required in each of these parts and how to approach them effectively. Writing and reading homework, to practise and reinforce the work done in class, will be given in most sessions. There will be opportunities for speaking and listening test practice in class.
To benefit from this course, your English level should be B2 or higher.
Deirdre Lomasney has a B.A. in French language and literature. Having taught ESOL since 2000, she has worked with students from a range of backgrounds for a local authority in London, and Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre. She has also been a writing examiner for Cambridge Assessment since 2012. Deirdre aims to create a positive learning experience for all students, in a strong and supportive group.