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IELTS Preparation (CRICOS 085409E)

Our award winning IELTS Preparation courses are designed for students who have completed the Intermediate course successfully or who are preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. While continuing to improve all four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, our students also learn to develop all the necessary skills needed to successfully undertake the IELTS test. This includes building vocabulary, being able to follow instructions, and how to identify crucial information in the shortest time possible.

The courses also prepare students for academic life after IELTS by giving them the language and cross-cultural knowledge of how to deal with life in Australia.

  • Improve academic and general English language skills.
  • Understand the main ideas in spoken and written texts.
  • Infer meaning through identification of topic sentences and keywords.
  • Identify synonyms and use strategies to help with unknown vocabulary.
  • Provide written descriptions of graphs and tables.
  • Plan and write letters and essays quickly.
  • Talk in depth about themselves, and topics of general knowledge.
  • Learn and apply test taking strategies for IELTS.
  • Take the stress out of the test.

This IELTS Preparation course is specifically designed for you if you wish to gain extra points for your IELTS tests.

The IELTS Preparation course incorporates test taking skills that closely follow the questions, tasks, and instructions in the IELTS tests, which makes sure students are well prepared in advance.

  • Unique strategies developed for the test.
  • All the skills are tested every 4 weeks and learning suggestions of the strengths and areas for development are provided after the tests.
  • Teaching assistance for after-school self-study time.
  • Flexible study time from 4 to 16 weeks.
  • Intensive interaction between students and their teachers in small classes (no more than 18 students).
  • Interactive and thematic lessons to help students reach their full potential.
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers who understand your needs and provide the support and advice that you need.
  • Up to date classroom technology that engages and motivates learning.

The IELTS Preparation course takes students who have completed the General English course at Intermediate level.

You can also take an AAC English Placement Test to decide your level of English once you arrive at AAC Language Centre. Contact info@aac.nsw.edu.au for a copy of AAC English Placement Test to find out your level of English and decide your study plan prior to departure.

Classes may be scheduled from Monday to Thursday in the morning or the afternoon at our Kogarah Campus

  • Morning class: 9.00 am - 2.45 pm
  • Afternoon class: 3.00 pm - 8.45 pm

Sample timetable for an IELTS class

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
09.00-11.00Lesson 1: Theme Introduction. National stereotypes: truth or myth. Listening & Speaking. Positive and negative characteristics Listening to CD and filling in the gapsLesson 1: Speaking. Matching words with definitions/ expressing yourself/ pronunciation Group work. Discuss the questions Study skills. Do’s and don’tsLesson 1: Reading. Going global IELTS reading strategies: prediction reading/ skim reading/ scan reading/ study reading. Find the words and phrases which mean…(Qs)Lesson 1: Writing. Describing charts/ introducing charts/ describing trends Match the paragraphs with the charts/ writing a report about charts
11.00-11.15BreakBreakBreakBreak
11.15-13.15Lesson 2: Grammar/Reading. Adjectives as nouns: Heaven & Hell. Exercise demonstrated through readingLesson 2: Writing skills. Writing a Resume. Organisation (do’s and don’ts)Lesson 2: Language study. present perfect & present perfect continuous. examples / explanations / questionsLesson 2: Writing continued. Identifying keywords in charts. Explanation of keywords and what is required of student when writing
13.15-13.45Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
13.45-14.45Lesson 3: Grammar. Adjectives as nouns. Read the rules/ structures, complete exercises, class discussionLesson 3: Reading. Matching headings with paragraphs/ short answersLesson 3: Language study. Describing change The language of graphs and chartsLesson 3: Writing continued. Write a report using the charts given. 140 words minimum to 160 words maximum

There are regular assessments and progress checks during each level of the course:

  • Progress tests and exit tests based on material covered during the period of study.
  • Participation in class activities such as pair work, group work and special projects.
  • Homework tasks and special assignments based on researching topics and spoken presentations.

At the end of each level, you will be awarded a ‘Statement of Achievement’, which indicate your completion of that level of English.

Course length varies from 2 weeks to 60 weeks in 2017, dependent on your current English level, your progress within the course and the English level you wish to achieve.

  • Start  dates: Any Monday
  • Finish dates: Varies
  • No of weeks: 2-60 weeks
  • Hours per week: 20 hours
  • Materials: $100

* Extra fees will apply whenever an applicant wishes to amend enrollment details, which requires the creation of a new eCoE. The updated eCoE will attract a $40 administration charge.