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IDP Education designed the IELTS Writing and Speaking training courses to enhance teachers’ performance and effectiveness as IELTS Speaking and Writing teachers. It’s part of our commitment to support teachers. If you are an IELTS test taker, check out our free study program.

Complete the IELTS Writing training course and the IELTS Speaking training course, and you will learn how to:

  • Understand how to use the public Band Descriptors as a teaching tool

  • Become familiar with the critical features in the Speaking and Writing Band Descriptors

  • Understand why test takers don’t achieve their desired band score

  • Increase IELTS test content and assessment terminology knowledge

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What is the free online IELTS Teacher Training Program?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IELTS Teacher Training course?

The IELTS training courses are a free* resource available to all TESOL and IELTS teachers. What are the course features?

  • Interactive IELTS Writing and Speaking courses
  • Covers Academic and General Training Writing
  • Authentic ‘live’ materials and official IELTS samples
  • Online intuitive training platform to optimise learning
  • All training materials included
  • 10 hours worth of learning for each course
  • Practice in rating Writing and Speaking tests using the public Band Descriptors
  • Receive a certificate of completion

  • *The IDP IELTS Teacher Training Course is valued at $300, but offered free of charge to registered teachers

    The IELTS Writing training course units

    Unit 1: Introduction to the Writing test
  • 1.1 Writing Training Course Information

  • 1.2 Introduction to the IELTS Writing Test
  • The IELTS Speaking training course units

    Unit 1: Introduction to the IELTS Speaking test
  • 1.1 Speaking Training Course Information

  • 1.2 Introduction to the IELTS Speaking test