How to Teach IELTS

About The Course

The “How to Teach IELTS” course is a 48-hour comprehensive teacher training program designed to equip educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

This course spans 6 weeks and covers all four sections of the IELTS exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Sessions Schedule

  • GTKY and an overview of the IELTS exam (2 Hours)
  • 2 hours Reading: sub-skills orientations and real-life examples. (2 Hours)
  • How to teach reading: matching headings, matching information, and matching features. (2 Hours)
  • Matching sentence endings, identifying information and MCQs. (2 Hours)
  • List selection, summary and short answers. (2 Hours)
  • Flow-chart completion, table completion and completing sentence endings. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching listening: sections 1 and 2. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching listening: section 3 and 4. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching writing: understanding assessment and rubric. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching writing: general: task 1. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching writing: Academic: task 1. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching writing: Task 2. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching writing: Task 2. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching speaking: understanding the rubric- Task 1. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching speaking: task 2 and example-analysis. (2 Hours)
  • Teaching speaking: task 3 and example analysis. (2 Hours)
  • Tp1 and feedback: teaching reading. (4 Hours) 
  • TP2 and feedback: teaching listening. (4 Hours)
  • Tp3 and feedback: teaching writing (4 hours)
  • TP4 and feedback: teaching speaking. (4 hours)

How long is the course?

4 weeks of input sessions, twice a week, 4 hours each.

4 hours of teaching practice + personalized feedback.

What does the course include?

Delivered online and face-to-face

Who is the course for?

The IH Cairo HTTI Course is designed for:

Exam Preparation Instructors:

If you have experience teaching exam preparation courses or have worked with students preparing for standardized tests, the "How to Teach IELTS" course can be a valuable addition to your professional development. It will equip you with specific techniques and approaches relevant to teaching the IELTS exam.

EFL/ESL Instructors:

Teachers who work with non-native English speakers in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) contexts can benefit from the course. It will help you understand the unique demands of the IELTS exam and provide practical strategies to support your students' preparation.

Teacher Trainees:

If you are currently undergoing teacher training or pursuing a teaching qualification, the "How to Teach IELTS" course can be a useful specialization or elective course. It will introduce you to the key principles and methodologies involved in teaching IELTS, giving you a solid foundation in this area.

Course Objectives:

The “How to Teach IELTS” course is a comprehensive teacher training program designed to equip educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This course spans ten days and covers all four sections of the IELTS exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Throughout the course, participants will delve into the intricacies of the IELTS exam, gaining a deep understanding of its purpose, structure, and assessment criteria. They will explore targeted teaching strategies, techniques, and best practices specifically tailored for IELTS preparation, enabling them to guide their students towards success in the exam.

Introduction to IELTS

The course commences with an introduction to IELTS, providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the exam and its components. Authentic examples of IELTS tasks are shared to familiarize participants with the challenges students may encounter. Participants will engage in discussions and collaborative activities to establish a solid foundation for the rest of the course.

The Reading section

The course then focuses on the Reading section of the IELTS exam. Participants will learn about sub-skills orientations and task-specific strategies necessary for effective reading comprehension. They will explore a wide range of reading tasks, including matching headings, matching information, matching features, matching sentence endings, identifying information, multiple-choice questions, list selection, summary, short answers, flow-chart completion, table completion, and completing sentence endings. Through interactive activities and practice exercises, participants will develop a deep understanding of these tasks and learn how to teach them effectively to their students.

The Listening section

The Listening section follows, where participants will acquire the skills and knowledge required to teach listening comprehension skills for each section of the IELTS exam. They will gain insights into sections 1, 2, 3, and 4, understanding the nuances and specific challenges posed by each section. Participants will learn effective teaching strategies to enhance students’ listening abilities and provide invaluable guidance on how to approach different question types. By engaging in practice exercises and activities, participants will strengthen their own listening skills and gain confidence in their teaching capabilities.

The Writing section

The Writing section is thoroughly covered in the course, with participants gaining a comprehensive understanding of the assessment criteria and rubric used for grading. They will explore both the General Training and Academic modules, focusing on Task 1 and Task 2. Participants will learn how to teach the specific requirements, skills, and approaches for each task, including essay structure, coherence, content, and language use. Various essay types and approaches will be examined, and participants will actively engage in activities and practice exercises to enhance their teaching proficiency.

The Speaking section

The Speaking section, the final focus of the course, will equip participants with the necessary tools to effectively teach speaking skills. Participants will gain an understanding of the rubric used for assessing the Speaking section and learn teaching strategies for each task. They will explore Speaking Task 1, Task 2, and Task 3, focusing on generating ideas, structuring responses, and conducting example analysis. Through interactive activities and practice exercises, participants will hone their own speaking skills while acquiring the expertise to guide their students towards improved performance in the Speaking section.

Practice Teaching

The course also includes dedicated sessions for teaching practice, allowing participants to apply their knowledge and skills in real teaching scenarios. Participants will have the opportunity to deliver mini-lessons on teaching reading, listening, writing, and speaking. These teaching practice sessions will be followed by constructive feedback and guidance from the trainer, facilitating continuous improvement and growth as educators.

Throughout the course, participants will be immersed in a dynamic and interactive learning environment facilitated by experienced trainers. They will have access to a wealth of resources, including authentic IELTS materials, textbooks, websites, and technology tools to support their teaching practice.

Upon completion of the “How to Teach IELTS” course, participants will possess the expertise and confidence to deliver effective IELTS instruction. They will have a comprehensive understanding of the IELTS exam, be proficient in teaching strategies and techniques, and have the ability to provide constructive feedback and support to their students. This course empowers educators to become competent and impactful IELTS instructors, enabling them to guide their students towards success in the IELTS exam.

Tuesday & Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Course Calendar

Course Duration

6 Weeks

Course Schedule

2 sessions/week

Session Duration

4 Hours/session

Course Time

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Course Fees

Elevate your expertise with our How to teach IELTS course. 
Choose from multiple payment options to suit your convenience:
$300

For our valued participants in Egypt, an exclusive option to pay 9000 EGP .

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have achieved these objectives and will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach IELTS effectively. They will be able to guide their students towards success in the IELTS exam, provide constructive feedback, and create a supportive learning environment conducive to IELTS preparation.

Course Content

How will course participants be assessed?

Along with continuous assessment throughout the course, an end of course test will be conducted and they will be given individual feedback along with an action plan for things to work on.

This is a 60-hour course and will run every Tuesday & Thursday for 5 weeks. By the end of the 60 hours, course participants will receive a certificate of achievement from IH Cairo.

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