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Enhance your IELTS Writing and Speaking teaching performance and effectiveness with these free courses by IDP Education.

The IELTS Writing and Speaking training courses have been designed by IDP Education to further 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 key 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

In doing so, your students can strive to reach all the positive features needed to achieve a higher band score.

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English New Zealand is the recognised peak body and spokes group for the English language sector in New Zealand. English New Zealand has endorsed the IELTS Teacher Training programs as professional development opportunities for English language teachers in New Zealand.

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Enhance your performance and effectiveness as a TESOL teacher

Who can enrol in these courses?

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 IELTS Writing training course

The IELTS Writing training course is designed for TESOL teachers. The aim of this course is to further enhance your performance and effectiveness as an IELTS Writing teacher. In this course you will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to IELTS Writing

  • Understanding IELTS Writing prompts (test questions)

  • Focus on assessment criteria and terminology

  • Writing assessment method

  • Identifying negative features in scripts

  • Understanding how the public Band Descriptors are applied to written responses

  • Practice in using the public Band Descriptors The IELTS Writing training course covers a large amount of content, and we advise that you will need 10 hours worth of learning to successfully complete it. View the course units below to see what you’ll be learning in each unit.

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What is the free online IELTS Teacher Training Program?

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
  • 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