IELTS Preparation Course Rationale
IELTS means International English Language Testing and is an international standardised test of English language proficiency.
The IELTS test, developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment, is designed to assess all the core English skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and reflects the use of English in study, work, and socially. The IELTS test has an excellent international reputation, and results are accepted by over 8,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
The IELTS Preparation Course, is designed to prepare international learners, from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, for the Academic and General Training Modules of the IELTS test over a period of twelve-weeks. Students may enrol for longer however, if they need to increase their IELTS score by more than .5 of a band in order to enter their chosen course of further study.
The IELTS General Training focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts while the Academic Training reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether students are ready to begin studying or training. It develops the style of language needed to follow complex arguments, discuss abstract ideas and concepts, and deal with information effectively e.g. for work or further study in accredited qualification courses.