English language test preparation
The suite of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test preparation courses, provided by Macquarie University, offers an online, interactive, and flexible approach to prepare you for your IELTS test.
Preparing for your IELTS test is a great way to improve your English before you study at uni:
- Gain confidence experimenting with a range of language development activities to get ready for your IELTS test.
- Work at your own pace, and learn skills and strategies to help you pass your test.
How it works
We offer four IELTS test preparation courses that cover reading, writing, listening and speaking English.
You can study each course individually, or you can enrol in the full program and study all four courses together.
Study at your own pace
Your courses are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Usually, one course takes most students about 25 hours to complete—but you get up to 30 days to complete your studies.
When you enrol in the program of all four courses, you’ll have up to 90 days to complete your studies.
Activities and feedback
You’ll be practising questions like those on the IELTS test and getting advice on how to improve your answers.
Each course follows a series of steps that includes teaching points, explanations, examples and practical activities. You’ll build your language skills with 350 interactive tasks across the four courses.
As you work through each task, you’ll receive feedback on your performance and advice on areas for improvement. You’ll also have the opportunity to practise questions that are similar to those in the IELTS test.
The feedback that you receive for each task will include explanations, reasons for correct or incorrect answers and hints to help you find correct answers. During the Speaking and Writing courses, you'll also have access to an online tutor.
The IELTS test preparation courses
Develop and practise skills and strategies to succeed in reading, writing, listening or speaking—or master the entire program.
IELTS Master Reading
Learn about the format of the reading test, different question types and how to read and find answers quickly.
IELTS Master Writing
Learn how to organise your time effectively, analyse and understand questions, plan answers, and check and edit your writing.
IELTS Master Listening
This subject includes four hours of listening activities featuring a range of voices and accents to provide you with a realistic listening experience.
IELTS Master Speaking
Use an online voice recording system that records and plays back your answers to questions. Compare your spoken English to a set of model answers. Get recorded feedback from your tutor.
IELTS Master Full Program
Learn how to master all four English courses: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
You can enrol in the full program or choose individual subjects.
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