IELTS Academic Test Preparation

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

*Due to the flexible nature of the course, learners can adjust their level of effort to suit their needs.

This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing centre and one of the world’s leading centres of learning. All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language.

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

In the new release of this IELTS preparation course, you will find a number of enhancements to an already-successful formula. The course appears with new videos and improvements to the explanation of answers as well as a number of new and engaging practice activities. Significantly, we have responded to requests from existing users to offer more comprehensive feedback on your writing using several new features.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. Then, when you are ready, you can test yourself with an IELTS-style practice exam for each skill. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

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Institution The University of Queensland
Instructors Iain Mathieson, Martin Dutton, Megan Yucel, Stephen Walker, Philippa Coleman
Length 8 weeks
Effort 5-10 hours per week
Availability Current
Price Free, or get a Verified Certificate for $99
Language English (English)
Subjects Communication Humanities
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RagnorakTing says:

This is a very good course for IELTS preparation. I scored in the 7.5 band using a combination of books and this class.


ad6f says:

I just started two weeks ago. I'm focusing on speaking and listening. I feel improvement already doing exercises.


jjpena says:

GREAT! Can I give six stars?? Ms Coleman made me feel more confident about IELTS and talking to people in English. Thank you and University of Queenland!

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I have only one kind notice, that it needs to provide more practice tests.

Afterwards, along with 4 Cambridge practice tests, I got 7.0 in the Academic test…

7.5 overall

My final result was 7.5 overall, which was more than enough for my postgraduate requirements…


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