HOW TO TEACH IELTS
A comprehensive 8 Week Course for teachers to become confident in teaching the IELTS exam

5th Intake: July 9, 2022
Register your interest to join the group!
LIVE SESSIONS
Live 90 minute Zoom meetings with tutors
in a group of 12 people max
SELF STUDY
Guided self-study with video and audio tutorials, quizzes and materials for your classroom
PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENT
Tutor feedback on your lesson plan, or on your assessment of your student's writing
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:
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Start teaching IELTS but don’t know where to begin
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Know the strategies, techniques, and hacks for the exam
3
Know secrets about how to assess speaking and writing
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Make your IELTS lessons interesting and engaging to develop skills beyond the exam framework
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Improve your skills as a teacher and become more diverse on the job market
6
Learn how to work with student motivation and mindset to build confidence for exams
What makes us different from any ordinary “How to teach…" course is that we equip you with knowledge and skills that go beyond the exam to become a more successful teacher overall.

You will learn transferable skills that can be adapted for other parts of your teaching practice.

BY THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
Know every aspect of the IELTS exam, inside and out
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Be equipped with tips, tricks, and strategies for passing each section
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Have a variety of practical activities to teach sub-skills effectively for all parts of the exam
3
Understand how the exam is scored and what examiners are looking for
4
Be confident in assessing your students against the criteria for Writing and Speaking
5
Understand the differences between band scores and know simple tricks to boost them
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Have the tools to keep your students motivated: goal-setting and accountability, coaching techniques, and managing mindset
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Gain valuable insights from former IELTS examiners and Cambridge teacher trainers
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Be more confident about how to guide your students to success
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What if I teach IELTS already? Will I learn anything new?
Yes, you will definitely gain new insights about the exam. You will get creative new solutions from our IELTS experts about how to make preparation informative and enjoyable.
What if I haven't passes IELTS myself? Is this course suitable for me?
Yes, it will give you a comprehensive understanding of the way the exam is structured, which will also help you to get prepared for the exam yourself.
What if my English is not perfect?
Your level should be at least one band score above your student's.
8 Week Course
8 Zoom Sessions
90-minute live sessions on Zoom with tutors once per week
6 Modules
of guided self-study with tasks, articles, videos, audio files, materials for your students, and quizzes.
12 People
3 highly qualified tutors (and former IELTS examiners) with 12 Participants
HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED:

Week 1
Module 1: Understanding Student Needs

Live Session with Tyler Scharf on Students Needs,
Motivation and Coaching

Followed by self-study content on our platform



By the end of this module, you will be able to:
  • Perform a detailed needs analysis on your students
  • Manage learner expectations for exam preparation
  • Dispel common misconceptions concerning IELTS
  • Help your students set goals that actually work
  • Coach your learners and hold them accountable
  • Put your students in a resourceful state so they are receptive to learning

Weeks 2 & 3
Module 2: Teaching Speaking Skills

Live Session with Kathy Panton on Speaking Skills and Criteria

Followed by self-study content on our platform (video tutorials and other materials)

Live Session with Katy Muench on Speaking Skills (designing practical activities and dealing with student problems)
By the end of this module, you will:
  • Have a variety of practical activities to help learners successfully navigate the speaking exam
  • Know the best tips, techniques and strategies for each part
  • Understand when and how to correct learners, and what to focus on for pronunciation
  • Learn about how to foster a resourceful student mindset to encourage fluency
  • Be able to develop lessons that teach the sub-skills and provide a well-balanced approach to improving speaking overall

Week 4
Module 3: Developing Listening Skills

Live session with Katy Muench on integrating speaking and listening skills

Self-study content on Listening skills on our platform (video tutorials and other materials)



By the end of this module, you will:
  • Understand each part of the listening test in detail, as well as the question types
  • Know the best strategies for dealing with each question type
  • Learn the sub-skills of listening and how to teach them to your learners
  • Be able to anticipate and deal with common learner problems
  • Know how the exam is scored and be able to explain it to your students
  • Have a variety of useful tools and techniques for helping learners to understand connected speech

Weeks 5 & 6
Module 4: Teaching Writing Skills

Live Session with Siobhan Kizilkaya on Writing Part 1 and Common Student Problems

Followed by self-study content on our platform (video tutorials and other materials)

Live Session with Siobhan Kizilkaya on Writing Part 2 and Boosting student scores
By the end of this module, you will:
  • Understand requirements of each task in detail and how to prepare learners accordingly
  • Be equipped with a variety of practical activities to train learners to become more proficient writers
  • See a writing task done in front of you with strategies and reasoning explained step by step
  • Have quick tips for leveraging student strengths to boost writing scores quickly within a short period of time

Week 7
Module 5: Developing Reading Skills

Live Session with Siobhan Kizilkaya on teaching effective reading lessons

Self-study content on Reading skills
(video tutorials and other materials)
By the end of this module, you will:
  • Know how to tailor a teaching approach for Reading to meet the needs of your students
  • Have a strategy for dealing each type of question in the Reading test
  • Learn how to develop lessons that teach the sub-skills of reading to your learners
  • Recognize common issues learners face with reading and be able to help them cope
  • Understand the importance of noticing techniques and how to apply them in your lessons
  • Be confident adapting exam tasks into full lesson

Week 8
Module 6: Assessing and Giving Feedback

Live with all tutors on evaluating student work, integrating language and Q&A

Self-Study content on our platform (video tutorials and other materials)
By the end of this module, you will:
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the Speaking and Writing criteria, and how examiners differentiate between individual bands
  • Be confident about assessing your students and providing guideline scores
  • Understand how to standardize yourself in a similar way to examiners
  • Have tips for providing feedback in a positive and constructive manner that supports learner development
At the end of the course each participant will have a choice of task to complete and receive feedback from the tutors (lesson plan, or your assessment of a student's essay)
MEET YOUR TUTORS
Tyler Scharf
ESL Teacher, CELTA trainer, Certified Coach
Tyler Scharf is a teacher, trainer & motivational coach based in Istanbul. Born in Canada, he has 10 years of experience in the field of ELT. Throughout the years he had the chance to work in Russia, India and Turkey, where he got his full Delta and was working as a Celta & ICELT tutor, and with Oxford University Press. He is the founder and owner of Sharp English, an online language school that specializes in exam preparation.

Now he is pursuing a career in coaching because he found that even talented teachers can be vulnerable in their practice and need motivational support in addition to methodology and technique. He specializes in empowering teachers and learners to gain a clearer sense of self and develop confidence in their practice and learning. He is a certified coach from Erickson International.


Katy Muench
ESL Teacher, CELTA Trainer
Katy is a British teacher trainer, materials developer, and exam specialist with over a decade of experience in various schools and universities, including Istanbul Technical University, Sheffield University, and University of East London.

She has also trained hundreds of teachers for Cambridge Celta, Oxford University Press, and Express Publishing. Katy has extensive experience in exam preparation and assessment, and she is known to have the most creative solutions for lesson planning and material design.

She has Delta M1, 2 and a BA in Journalism with honours.
Siobhan Kizilkaya
ESL Teacher, Delta Trainer
Siobhan is a teacher, trainer, and former assessor for Cambridge. She is originally from the UK but is now based in Istanbul. With decades of experience in the field of ELT, she has extensive expertise in training and assessment due to her roles as a teacher trainer for Cambridge Delta and ICELT courses.
Kathy Panton
ESL Teacher & Trainer
Kathy is a British-Canadian teacher currently working at Istanbul Technical University, where she has been a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials developer for over ten years. She received her Dip.TESOL in the UK and went on to work at several branches of the British Council as well as at both public and private schools. She has been involved in IELTS courses, training, and exams since 2002.
PRICING
Sberbank and Tinkoff are also accepted, get in touch with us for details
Self-Study
$125
$110

6 Self-Study Modules

Practical tasks to understand the exam

Video and audio tutorials

Materials for your classroom

3 Month access to the platform

Certificate of completion

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Self-Study + Live sessions +
1:1 Mentoring
$385
$310
  • 8 Live 90 Minute Zoom sessions
  • Whatsapp group chat

    6 Self-Study Modules

    Practical tasks to understand the exam

    Video and audio tutorials

    Materials for your classroom

    Practical final assignment
  • 3 Month access to the platform

    Certificate of completion
  • 3 hours of 1:1 mentoring, coaching, or observation of lessons with feedback, based on your needs
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