Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests
date_range Starts on April 25, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.

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Anyone thinking about taking an English language test, such as IELTS, will find this course particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course. The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 2.2 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year. This course will take you through each stage of the IELTS test — reading, writing, speaking and listening. At each stage there will be advice from our video tutor and a team of experienced IELTS educators. You will also be asked to share your experiences, tips and opinions with other learners. By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, you will: be familiar with all parts of the IELTS test have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals understand how the IELTS test is assessed have an opportunity to have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners The British Council has over 80 years’ experience in English language teaching and assessment and delivers IELTS tests in more than 100 countries. The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning and will give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation. You can find out more about this course in Chris Cavey’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “IELTS: a global test for a global language.”
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FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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