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Oct 17th 2016

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests (FutureLearn)

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Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course. Anyone thinking about taking an English language test 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 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.