British Council Free Online Course For Understanding IELTS

British Council Free Online Course For Understanding IELTS

Level: Introductory
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hours pw
Subject: English
Institution: British Council and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on May 29, 2017

About This Course

Anyone thinking about taking an English language test, such as IELTS, will find this course particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course.

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, applicants will:

  • Be familiar with all parts of the IELTS test
  • Have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals
  • Understand how the IELTS test is assessed
  • Have an opportunity to have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners.

Instructors

Alister Widdowson

He is involved with English language teaching for 20 years and now I focus mostly on developing and running online courses.

Requirements

The course is aimed at non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

Scholarships for the certificate fees are available.

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