Understanding IELTS is a set of four free online courses (MOOCs), which are offered by the British Council on the FutureLearn platform. They can be taken by anyone who wants an IELTS preparatory course.
Each course focuses on the four skills assessed by the IELTS exam: Understanding IELTS: Reading, Understanding IELTS: Writing, Understanding IELTS: Speaking and Understanding IELTS: Listening.
The classes take 3 weeks (with a dedication of 3 hours per week) to be completed and are taught by our team of IELTS specialists.
During Understanding IELTS, the student receives information about how the exam works and what happens on the day of the assessment, in addition to tips regarding the types of questions that are most frequently used, time management for answering all the requested exercises and what are the expectations for a candidate taking the IELTS.
At the end of the courses, you will:
- receive valuable tips to achieve your IELTS goals;
- know how the evaluation works;
- understand how IELTS scores are calculated and how the candidate is assessed during the exam;
- have an opportunity to have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners.
The British Council has over 80 years’ experience in English language teaching and assessment and delivers IELTS tests in more than 100 countries. The courses draw on the British Council’s expertise in online learning and will give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation by the end of each course.