IELTS Teacher Training Workshop Elevate your exam teaching with IHTA and British Council

Enhance Your IELTS Teaching Skills

In partnership with the British Council, International House Trust Assessment (IHTA) is excited to offer a professional development opportunity to exam preparation teachers across the UK. We invite you to join us at the IELTS Teacher Training Workshop at International House London. This 2-day event is meticulously crafted to revolutionise your approach to teaching IELTS.

Day 1

Writing + Listening

 

09:30-17:30

1. General Introductions

 

2. About the workshop

 

3. IELTS Overview

 

4. Introduction to IELTS Writing
IELTS Writing Task 1

Overview + understanding the question, body, conclusions and typical errors Lexis + last reminders + Writing Task 1 Samples

IELTS Writing Task 2

Overview + understanding the question, generating, selecting + organising ideas Writing the essay + language work + Writing Task 2 Samples

Reflection and Feedback

 

5. IELTS Listening Overview
IELTS Listening Part 1

Instructions + Multiple Choice Questions

IELTS Listening Parts 2-4
Other question types
Listening round-up

 

6. Reflection + Feedback + Q&A

Day 2

Reading + Speaking

 

09.30-17.30

1. Review of Day 1

 

2. IELTS Reading Overview
IELTS Reading:

Problems + strategies + reading skills + gap fill questions

Matching + matching headings

True, false, not given + Multiple Choice questions

Reflection and Feedback

 

3. IELTS Speaking Overview
IELTS Speaking

Part 1 + video + Speaking Part 1 activities

Part 2 + video + Speaking Part 2 activities

Part 3 + video + Speaking Part 3 activities

 

4. Reflection + Feedback + Q&A

 

5. Other IELTS Resources

 

6. Feedback on the workshop

Specialist-Led Training

Skill-Specific Learning

Access to Exclusive Resources

IELTS Teacher Training Workshop equips teachers with essential strategies and skills to assist students in all the test components. This focused workshop covers effective teaching methods, detailed marking criteria, and customised classroom activities suited to diverse English proficiency levels. Discover specific skills and expectations for the workshop in the overview below.

Overview

This workshop starts with a brief description of IELTS including test format and a guide to test results. Following this there is an in-depth look at the Listening test, which includes:

• an examination of the 4 Parts

• an analysis of the main question types

• classroom activities to practise tactics and approaches for tackling the questions

The workshop concludes with a brief look at the marking system, band scores, and some recommendations for further practice. This workshop can take between 2 and 3 hours depending on the level of the participants’ English.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

▪ explain the format of the Listening Test to their students

▪ describe the different question and task types

▪ explain and practise tactics and techniques for dealing with the tasks and typical problems.

▪ adapt teaching methods and materials to give students further IELTS listening practice.

Overview

This workshop starts with a brief overview of IELTS Reading module. Following this there is an in-depth look at the Reading module, which includes:

• a discussion about the typical difficulties test takers encounter

• an analysis of the skills and strategies needed

• practice of those skills and strategies

• an in-depth look at how to approach the most frequent task types e.g.

summary completion

matching features

matching headings

True/False/Not given; Yes/No/Not given

multiple-choice

The workshop concludes with a summary of the main points. This workshop can take between 3 and 5 hours depending on the level of the participants’ English.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

• explain the format of the Reading test to their students

• describe the different question and task types

• help students develop appropriate reading skills and strategies

• use a number of practical classroom activities to help their students’ reading comprehension

Overview

This workshop starts with a brief description of IELTS including test format and a guide to test results. Following this there is an in-depth look at the Writing component, which includes:

• a description of Task 1 including the marking criteria and some typical problems

• an analysis of approaches for dealing with Task 1, including understanding the question, looking for main trends and patterns, and paragraph organisation for Academic task. Looking at purpose and register for General Training letters.

• a description of Task 2 including the marking criteria and some typical problems

• a discussion and practice of strategies for dealing with Task 2, including brainstorming, selecting information, and ordering information

• a look at how students can improve their writing through awareness of register, use of linking phrases, and self-correction

The workshop concludes with a summary of the main points. This workshop can take between 3 and 5 hours depending on the level of the participants’ English.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

• explain the format of the Writing component to their students

• help students understand the differences between the two tasks, and how to use the appropriate techniques and strategies for each

• help students to improve their own writing

Overview

We will have an in-depth look at the Speaking test, which includes:

• an examination of the 3 parts of the test

• a discussion of the marking criteria and skills students need to approach the Speaking test

• classroom activities to practise skills and tactics for each section

• watching, discussing and analysing DVD clips of test takers taking the IELTS Speaking test

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

▪ explain the format of the Speaking test to their students

▪ describe the different techniques and strategies for each section of the test

▪ use a number of classroom activities to help students develop their confidence, and improve their spoken accuracy and fluency

▪ adapt teaching methods and materials to give students further IELTS speaking practice

1. Apply and Submit your CV

Fill out the Application Form and send us your CV

Please start by filling out the application form.

 

After registration ends, we will email you with a request for your CV and teaching qualifications. It’s important to note that eligibility requires either a CELTA certificate or a teaching degree of a similar standard. Promptly send your CV in response to our email. Due to high demand, we allocate opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis. Submitting your CV early can significantly enhance your chance of being selected for participation.

Please note that if you don’t hear from us, it means we are currently reviewing all the applications. Rest assured, you will hear from us soon. There is no need to contact us until we request your CV.
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2. Pay for your Participation

Once we confirm your participation, you are required to pay a fee of £99

After you submit your CV, we meticulously review each application to ensure that every participant is well-suited for the course. Our aim is to offer a relevant and valuable experience, which may sometimes prolong our decision-making process.

 

If your application is accepted, we will send you a payment link. The participation fee is £99.

Please note that once the payment is made, we will not be able to cancel your participation or issue a refund. Therefore, before making a payment, please ensure you will be able to attend the workshop. Spaces are limited, and we often have to turn away other potential participants.

 

If your application is not successful at this stage, please don’t be discouraged. This could be due to an overwhelming number of applications and the limited number of available spots, resulting in us having to make tough decisions. We conduct these workshops every few months, so there will be another opportunity for you to join us.

If you haven’t received an update from us, it’s because we’re in the process of reviewing the applications. Please be patient, you’ll receive a response from us shortly. There’s no need to reach out to us, we’ll contact you once we’ve made our decision.
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3. Complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire

Complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire to enjoy the tailored approach

Once your workshop payment is processed, you’ll receive an electronic receipt at the email address you provided during the payment.

 

Following this, you’ll receive a confirmation email with details about the workshop and a request to complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire. This brief questionnaire is crucial for adapting the course to the participants’ needs and must be completed.

Failure to submit it will result in the cancellation of your registration without a refund.

 

After you’ve submitted the questionnaire, there’s nothing more for you to do. There’s no need to contact us. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the workshop.
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