English language test preparation

Get ready for your IELTS test and prepare to thrive at university.

The suite of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test preparation subjects, 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 subjects that cover reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

You can study each subject individually, or you can enrol in the program and study all four subjects together.

Study at your own pace

Your subjects are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Usually, one subject 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 subjects, 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 subject 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 subjects.

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 subjects, you'll also have access to an online tutor.

The IELTS test preparation subjects

Develop and practise skills and strategies to succeed in reading, writing, listening or speaking—or master the entire program.

IELTS Master Reading (IELTS110)

Learn about the format of the reading test, different question types and how to read and find answers quickly.

IELTS Master Writing (IELTS120)

Learn how to organise your time effectively, analyse and understand questions, plan answers, and check and edit your writing.

IELTS Master Listening (IELTS130)

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 (IELTS140)

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 (IELTS500)

Learn how to master all four English subjects: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Get started

You can enrol in the full program or choose individual subjects.

Full program

Subject name Code University Availability
IELTS Master: Full Course - 4 Modules MAQ-IELTS100 Macquarie Continuous
IELTS Master: Full course + Personal Feedback MAQ-IELTS500 Macquarie

Individual subjects

Subject by title Code University Availability
IELTS Master: Reading MAQ-IELTS110 Macquarie
IELTS Master: Writing MAQ-IELTS120 Macquarie
IELTS Master: Listening MAQ-IELTS130 Macquarie
IELTS Master: Speaking MAQ-IELTS140 Macquarie