Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Online Courses
Study Levels: Certificate Program
Subjects: English Language
EdX offers comprehensive and self-paced courses to help prepare non-native English speakers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. These courses prepare candidates in all aspects of the test, including listening, speaking, writing, and reading.
Offered in conjunction with the University of Queensland, this test takes most students around five to ten hours per week for roughly eight weeks. Although the program is free, each student has the option of adding a verified certificate for $99 USD. This certificate is official and verified by an instructor. It is easily shareable, with the ability to add it to a CV or resume or to be posted directly to LinkedIn.
This introductory course prepares candidates to easily take the IELTS Academic tests in order to study at the higher education level in any English-speaking country. Students will receive access to over eighty hours of self-paced, interactive practice materials. The course was designed by talented and expert-level English instructors from the University of Queensland, instructors who have experience helping students reach their English-speaking and test-taking goals.
The course includes several sections of multimedia presentations that review crucial test-taking techniques and skills. All of these presentations are partnered with a variety of IELTS-style exercises and activities to help students perform at their absolute best. The course was recently updated and includes a significant number of new videos and other engaging practice activities. Students will also receive comprehensive feedback on their writing and other performance tasks.
Because this course is self-paced, it gives students the option to complete all of the course units in a single sequence, or to only complete the parts they want to focus on to prepare for the tests. Students who selected Verified Enrollment in the course will receive additional materials prepared by the course development team.
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