The program, which now offers teachers 40 Continuing Professional Development points on the English Australia system, is free to all Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) who have an interest in helping students prepare for IELTS.
The program covers training for the speaking and writing sections of the popular English language test and is delivered online using official IELTS test samples to demonstrate how tests are marked.
The free program allows TESOL teachers to understand how to use the IELTS public band descriptors as a teaching tool. Importantly, it will assist in teachers understanding the common mistakes preventing some test takers from achieving their desired score. The materials are relevant for both paper and computer delivered IELTS.
The IELTS Teacher Training Program is yet another way of supporting IELTS test takers.
Warwick Freeland, Managing Director – IELTS from IDP Education
“The IELTS Teacher Training Program is yet another way of supporting IELTS test takers,” said Warwick Freeland, Managing Director – IELTS, IDP Education.
“The IELTS Writing and Speaking training courses have been designed to further enhance teachers’ performance and effectiveness as IELTS Speaking and Writing teachers,” Mr Freeland said.
“IELTS is not only is the most respected test of English in the world, but we also offer more free practice material than any other language test.”
“The Teacher Training Program is a perfect way of supporting teachers that support IELTS test takers to achieve their study, work and migration goals,” he said.
At the completion of the course, teachers receive a certificate from IDP IELTS Australia which they can then use as certification to claim their 40 CPD points from English Australia.
For more information about the IELTS Teacher Training Program see: ielts.com.au/teachers.