COURSE OVERVIEW

Familiarise students with all elements of the IELTS test, provide test taking strategies to maximise student band scores and assist students to achieve the band score they require.

CRICOS CODE 068744J
DURATION  4 – 20 weeks
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Intermediate Level or IELTS 5.0
TESTING Throughout the course students’ progress will be monitored with materials similar to those used in the real test.
COMPLETION Determination of achievement of outcomes for summative assessment will be based on a combination of results, the results of tasks completed during the course and participation marks.

 CONTACT HOURS

morning-sessions-icon Morning Sessions: Monday to Thursday evening-sessions-icon Evening Sessions: Monday to Friday
08:45 am – 10:25 am Lesson 1 (10:25 am – 10:40 am Tea Break) 4:45pm – 6:45pm Lesson 1 (6:45-7:00pm Break)
10:40 am – 12:15 pm Lesson 2 (12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Break) 7:00pm – 9:00pm Lesson 2
12:45 pm – 14:30 pm Lesson 3

 SAMPLE TIMETABLE (Evening session)

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
SESSION 1 IELTS Grammar
skills
Auditory and Verbal Communication Vocabulary building Vocabulary building and grammar skills Skill building activities
BREAK
SESSION 2 Vocabulary building Skills: Writing Task Analysis Mock test and grading Task Analysis and group activity
HOMEWORK Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework

GRADES

  LISTENING READING SPEAKING WRITING
ADVANCED
A
Is able to understand extended lectures as well as conversations between several native speakers easily.

Is able to understand a wide variety of digital media, the news, documentary and current affairs programs without much strain.

Is able to understand and answer a varied range of question types on long and complex factual and literary texts without much strain.

Is mostly at ease dealing with specialized and specific articles, and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to their field of study.

Is able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

Is able to use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.

Is able to present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes and concluding appropriately.

Is able to write an extensive range of texts, including letters, descriptions of graphs and processes, as well as essays, in a style appropriate to the genre.

Is able to incorporate complex grammar structures and a wide range of vocabulary relevant to the topic.

UPPER –
INTERMEDIATE
B
Is able to understand the main ideas of conversations and lectures on a varied range of topics.

Is able to be relatively at ease listening to the news, current affairs programs and digital media in standard dialect.

Is able to identify different types of reading material.

Is able to read and answer questions about current issues within newspaper, magazine and journal articles.

Is able to match equivalent formal and informal written language in questions related to the reading.

Is able to reasonably fluently engage in a conversation with native speakers, expressing and sustaining their views on a fairly wide range of subjects.

Is reasonably well able to present a point of view giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Is able to write both formal and informal letters at a reasonably appropriate level.

Is able to structure an argumentative and discursive essay, present a point of view where appropriate to the task, and use some relevant vocabulary and some complex grammar appropriately.

INTERMEDIATE
C
Is able to understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school and on social occasions, on television or radio and digital media, provided the delivery is relatively slow and clear. Is able to understand and answer questions related to texts that consist mainly of standard everyday or job-related language.

Is able to understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Is able to locate answers to questions based on advertising material.

Is able to complete most of the reading tasks within the allotted time.

Is able to enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life.

Is able to link ideas and sentences in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, hopes & ambitions.

Is able to briefly justify and explain opinions and plans.

Is able to write and reply to letters using limited but generally appropriate levels of informality or formality.

Is able to structure essays and provide some appropriate supports using limited but appropriate vocabulary and some complex grammar structures.

Is able to write connected texts on topics that are of familiar or of personal interest.

PASS
D
Is able to understand some main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters and of personal everyday relevance.

Is able to note down information as spoken, if delivered in clear standard speech.

Is able to read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to their field or interest and locate answers in advertisements and notices, but is unable to complete tasks on more detailed and longer texts or complete all reading tasks required within the allotted time. Is able to respond to clearly stated questions on familiar topics with limited extension of topic.

Is able to speak on aspects of everyday topics covering most of the prompts given, but using rather limited vocabulary and grammar structures.

IIs able to write short notes and personal letters and shows more limited competency writing formal letters

Is able to structure an essay but demonstrates limited content, vocabulary and grammar range.

KEYS TO GRADES

GRADES WEIGHT, % CEFR EQUIVALENCY
A 90 – 100 C2
B 80 – 89 B2-C1
C 65 – 79 B2
D 50 – 64 B1-B2