IELTS Examination Preparation

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year. IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.

SSTC Institute is proud to have an IELTS Examination Preparation Course for the IELTS test. Our IELTS Examination Preparation Course is a 30-hour course, focusing more on the IELTS Academic test. Classes last 2.5 hours each and are held three times a week.

SSTC Institute is an IELTS test centre of IDP Education — the co-owner of IELTS, so you will be able to register for the IELTS test and take it at our premises.

Programme Duration

Part-time: 1 month (12 sessions totaling 30 contact hours)

Programme Structure

Classes are held three times per week and would cover the four language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing, which are tested in the IELTS Examination.

Class timings:
Saturday (10.00 AM – 12.30 PM)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6.30 PM – 9.00 PM)

Teacher Profile

With over 25 years of teaching experience in English Education, Mr Hari has an extensive background in teaching at both international and state high schools as well as language institutions. His English teaching has focused in many different areas, but mainly targeting test preparatory courses, including TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, SAT, ACT, and IELTS. Hari is/has been a certified IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and TOEIC examiner and holds qualifications in English and Curriculum Design & Instruction. He has designed curricula, written learning materials, and conducted workshops at professional development trainings globally.

Mode of Delivery

Interactive seminar style delivery.

Assessment / Examinations

This is a preparatory course with no formal assessment/examination.

Entry Requirements

  • RECOMMENDED AGE: 16 years old and above upon commencement

  • ACADEMIC: Completion of 10 years of education or equivalent

  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Recommended to have B1 Level of English on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or equivalent. An English Placement Test may be administered to determine English proficiency level.

    Candidates who do not fully meet the above requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Contents

This course will prepare participants for the following IELTS Examination components:

1. LISTENING

Listen to recordings of native English speakers and then write answers to a series of questions.
Understand that assessors will be looking for evidence of a candidate’s ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of a candidate’s ability to follow the development of ideas.

2. READING

The Reading component is designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.

IELTS Academic test – this includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.  They have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.

3. WRITING

Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks that candidate need to be prepared for:

Task 1 – candidates will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in their own words. Candidates may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.

Task 2 – candidates will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.

4. SPEAKING

The speaking component assesses candidates on their use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.

Part 1 – the examiner will ask candidates general questions about themselves and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.

Part 2  – candidates will be given a card which asks the candidate to talk about a particular topic. A candidate will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.

Part 3 – candidates will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give candidates the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.

Attendance Criteria

All students need to attend at least 75% of classes.

Average Teacher to Student Ratio

1:20

Programme Intake:

21 October 2017

Programme Fees (in Singapore Dollars)

Course Fee: $850.00
Materials Fee: $50.00
Application Fee: $30.00
Goods & Services Tax: $65.10
TOTAL: $995.10

 

Last updated 5 October 2017