Online IELTS Preparation Course Facts
Many students are stuck at band score 6.5, taking test after test.
IELTS again again and again? Stop wasting your money and end this frustration.
Don’t let lockdowns slow you down! Prepare online with all the convenience of working from home.
One of the main reasons is that their IELTS preparation has been poor and inadequate.
You see, IELTS is much more than perfect English grammar, you also need IELTS exam skills.
Some online courses might have these exam skills in their courses, but very few courses include feedback to check if you are actually using the skills correctly.
The pros and cons of preparing online
- No travelling time
- Access to specialist tutors (not the general English tutor in the village!)
- Access the course at a time suitable for you
- More cost effective than face-to-face classes
- In high quality personalised dedicated feedback for fast improvement
- Unless you have motivating tutors, you need to be disciplined to get the most out of an online course.
- A tiny level of computer / technical skills are needed (attaching word docs, copy pasting etc)
- Some courses can expire before you have a chance to complete them
Who is this online IELTS course for?
- Time poor students who need to get the writing section passed fast
- Full time workers and students, often concerned with the IELTS academic writing
- Students who struggle with writing task two, getting ideas or organising their ideas
- Those who suffer from ‘my mind goes blank’
- Students who want to: write essays, get feedback, and improve fast
Discover online IELTS preparation strategies from Ben at IELTSPodcast
At first Ben also found this IELTS exam frustrating and confusing!
Even more humiliating was that he is a native English speaker! (UK)
How did he end this confusion?
He started interviewing the best tutors around to get the most effective and practical IELTS test strategies possible.
Two podcasts are published each week, ranging from interviews to full tutorials, check them out on Spotify, Itunes etc.
These interviews not only consist of experienced tutors, speaking experts, pronunciation experts but also our very students, often Band 9 students.
After the interviews we test what works with our own online students.
Eventually we discovered the best strategies and packed them into our online IELTS course.
Every week publish tutorials, interviews with language experts, or conversations with our successful students
Exam techniques and key skills you will learn
IELTS Exam: Reading
Although we cover all the types of questions and various reading strategies, our main focus is the writing.
From experience to succeed in the IELTS Reading and Listening tests it largely comes down to repeatedly completing practice tests (the Cambridge books are the best for this!).
IELTS Exam: Speaking (covered)
Speaking confidence is obtained quickly with our online course. We share band score improving strategies that quickly reduce nervousness.
These strategies largely came from our IELTSPodcast interviews. Either from our very own successful IELTS students that share their secrets.
Or with speaking / pronunciation / confidence building experts, also interviewed on the podcast by Ben.
We also have cue card frameworks for you to adapt and practical quick and easy techniques that boost your fluency.
IELTS Exam: Writing Task 1 (covered)
Our general task 1 course contains the exact phrases and a complete style guide for writing formal / informal letters and emails.
From experience we know most students struggle with choosing the right information and grouping it. Our course offers confidence building skills and covers vital vocabulary for each of the possible rubrics:
- pie charts, line graphs and bar charts
- map diagrams
- flow charts
We even include a comprehensive framework to follow, this allows you to relax in the exam and focus on your writing -rather than the writing structure and plan.
IELTS Exam: Academic Writing (covered)
From over 10 years of focussing entirely on IELTS academic writing skills and essay correction, we can confidently improve every essay we review.
We have modules to quickly help you write in an academic native speaker style.
The online course contains essay plans and frameworks for you to adapt, these plans free up mental energy so you can focus on your writing. This makes it soooo much easier on your IELTS exam day!
We have entire modules that help you quickly grasp key exam criteria concepts such as Task Response and Cohesion / Coherence.
You will answer IELTS exam questions recently seen in the exam
Every quarter we update the questions in our course with ones seen by our own students in real exams. This helps you stay up to date with the recent topics.
Once a student answered the same question in her exam as she had answered in the our online IELTS course!
Getting started with passing the IELTS test
To start the course click on the ‘buy now’ button below. You will be taken to a secure server hosted on the LMS Teachable, with 256KB encryption.
The green https and padlock sign on IELTSpodcast.Teachable.com is a sign you are using a secure connection.
This integrates with the world online largest payment processor, Stripe, who will handle the charge via Visa or Mastercard.
Please get in contact if you prefer to pay via crypto or Wechat Pay.
What happens after paying?
You are immediately enrolled in the course and can start watching the first tutorials.
You also get an email confirming your purchase with your login details.
After watching the first few tutorials you complete an exercise and email it to us.
We reply with feedback and the next essay writing tasks.
Hundreds of students have worked through this process each month, so you are in expert hands for your IELTS test preparation!
Writing Course + 8 Essay Corrections
Basic (Course access)
9 Essay Corrections
All Online Courses + 8 Essay Corrections
You can access your course wherever you are in the world, and even on your phone (great for students who travel a lot).
You have access for 90 days so you can work at your own pace. This access can be extended by 100 days for just $27.
However, we advise most students to allow a month so that they can properly review their IELTS essay corrections so as to get the most from them.
We have a guarantee of Jump to Band 7 or it’s Free, however this is for students currently at a 6.5 in the writing. Also, you need to send in proof of a 6.5 before starting the course.
You are best checking with your immigration agent or university as to what your exact criteria are.
We prepare you to write for passing the IELTS test. This includes a lot of academic writing principles, and strategies.
For example, writing in the passive form is not the most accurate way to convey information, and excellent academic writing should be accurate and concise.
However, using passive structures in the IELTS exam helps you pick up points for the Grammatical Range and Accuracy criteria.
In July 2021 IDP bought the rights from the British Council to administer all the IELTS tests in India.
Do not use this course to improve your general English language skills. We are focused entirely on the IELTS test.
Although a lot of the skills you pick up on our IELTS course are transferable into other areas of professional life such as academic writing, email communication, and speaking confidence, we strongly suggest that you only take this course if you want to improve your IELTS test score.
We did have IELTS teacher training courses available but recently had to close them in order to better serve the large amount of students on our own IELTS online preparation courses.
By early April we aim to have reached the Queen Elizabeth level.
Our course largely has academic questions because these are considered slightly harder than the general exam questions.
Our online IELTS preparation is more than suitable for students on the general or academic track.
All are native English speakers with over 20 years of experience in teaching.
They were previously trained by IELTS IDP / British Council.
They work on standard essay corrections and also give feedback on the IELTS Online course.