**To support efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you can now choose to take our English level test at home or at our English Language Centre. When making your online booking, you are still required to pick a centre for the test. After completing the booking, we will contact you to confirm where you would like to take the test.**
Now available both in our Teaching Centres and Online, you can benefit from our IELTS Coach courses wherever you are
Target your preparation by focusing your effort on the skills that you most need to improve
Maximise your IELTS score with the world’s English experts
Why choose IELTS Coach?
IELTS Coach is a programme designed to maximise your success on test day. The British Council is a co-owner of IELTS, so we are ideally placed to help you get the result you deserve. The course is designed for those who are looking to improve their academic performance on the IELTS test.
Control of your learning. IELTS Coach is designed for students who need effective preparation within a designated period of time. You can choose not only the parts of the exam you wish to focus upon, but also the lesson day, time, and teacher that best suit your needs and at pace you want to study. Booking and management of your lessons are all easy to control with our online booking system (OBS). With our Online option, you can study at your convenience, wherever you are.
Take the full course, or choose one or more 18-hour skills-based modules depending on your needs:
- IELTS Coach Listening – in this module you will be equipped with listening strategies such as predicting information, identifying synonyms and antonyms and dealing with distracting information, in order to correctly answer all IELTS Listening question types.
- IELTS Coach Reading – in this module you will learn how to apply reading skills such as skimming and scanning, and techniques such as identifying synonyms and antonyms to tackle all IELTS Reading question types.
- IELTS Coach Writing – in this module you will encounter a comprehensive set of activities to maximise your score on IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. You will learn how to identify key features and fully respond to the task prompt in order to meet expectations for Task Achievement, as well as improve your grammar and vocabulary. What’s more, all students registering for the IELTS Coach Writing module will have access to the IELTS Writing Marking Service conducted with our expert IELTS markers, giving you the opportunity to submit Task 1 and Task 2 scripts for feedback.
- IELTS Coach Speaking – in this module you will take part in speaking tasks and activities designed to maximise your score across all four assessment criteria: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. Additionally, all students registering for the IELTS Coach Speaking module will have access to a Mock Speaking Test conducted 1-to-1 with one of our expert IELTS teachers, giving you the opportunity to practise the speaking test under real conditions, and receive individual feedback on your performance.
You will also have access to a set of complimentary online resources designed specifically for IELTS Coach students. An excellent way to review your lessons and extend your learning, these resources will help ensure you get the score you really deserve on the IELTS test.
IELTS Coach will help you focus on the exam strategies you need in order to be successful on the IELTS test. You will become familiar with the test format and learn how to approach different sections of the test. Our British Council in-house materials cover all question types and include useful tips for the exam. Cambridge English authentic examination papers will allow you to put these strategies into practice.
IELTS Coach is delivered by British Council IELTS Experts – British Council qualified teachers who know the test inside out. Your teacher will coach you in applying strategies and techniques which are sure to maximise your IELTS score. Our teachers are skilled and experienced at delivering high quality online IELTS lessons.
How our online classrooms work
Our online classes replicate our face-to-face classes. The content and tasks are the same, but you join the class through a videoconferencing platform, allowing you the convenience of attending when and where you choose.
The platform allows you to communicate directly with your teacher and classmates during class activities. For group activities, your teacher creates an online breakout space, and joins each group to observe and give targeted, individual feedback.
You manage your class schedule via our online booking system (OBS), giving you complete control over your pace and frequency of study.
English level requirement:
Intermediate and above