Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    6 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Delve into IELTS

This course will give students an in-depth overview of what they can expect when taking the IELTS exam. It explains how the test can be done, how much time students have to complete each component of the test and what they can do to prepare themselves.

What you'll learn

Familiarise yourself with the IELTS structure and gain access to a variety of helpful resources.

  • About the test: What is IELTS?; Test Overview; General or Academic; Sitting the Test; Paper-based or Online

  • Test Structure: Listening; Writing; Speaking; Reading

  • Scoring: How is the Test Scored?; What is a Good Score?; IELTS Band Descriptors; Re-marking

  • IELTS Preparation: Preparation for Success; Resources; Checklist; Vocabulary for IELTS

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 6 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however, all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to IELTS

    • IELTS Explained Introduction Video

    • Course Contents

  • 2

    About the Test

    • Introduction: About the Test

    • What is IELTS?

    • Test Overview

    • General or Academic

    • Sitting the Test

    • Paper-Based or Online

  • 3

    Test Structure

    • Introduction: Test Structure

    • Listening (approx. 30 minutes)

    • Reading (60 minutes)

    • Writing (60 minutes)

    • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

  • 4


    • Introduction: Scoring

    • How is the Test Scored?

    • What is a Good Score?

    • IELTS Band Descriptors

    • Re-Marking

  • 5

    IELTS Preparation

    • Introduction: Preparation

    • Preparation for Success

    • Resources

    • Checklist

    • Vocabulary for IELTS

    • Sources

  • 6


    • Survey: Please Complete