Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation Specialization Module

Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation Specialization Module

 

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Our Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation specialization module has been updated to reflect the latest versions of the IELTS and TOEFL iBT. The IELTS and TOEFL tests measure how well non-native speakers can read, write, speak and understand English. IELTS and TOEFL teachers are in high demand since the results of this test can be a determining factor in a student’s future work and education. The IELTS test stands for “International English Language Testing System.” The IELTS is mainly offered in two forms, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The General Training version is designed for those who aim to work, train, complete secondary school studies in, or immigrate to, an English-speaking country.

The Academic version is intended for those who wish to enter post-secondary studies, or undertake professional registration in, an English speaking country. The Life Skills Test is the newest version of the IELTS. This streamlined exam assesses two sections only (Speaking and Listening) and is completed in much less time. The IELTS Life Skills is for those who need to prove that their English speaking and listening skills are at Levels A1, A2 or B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), most often for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK.The TOEFL iBT test stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Testing.” Previously, the test was only available in paper-based testing or computer-based testing (CBT) format, which is no longer available. Like with the IELTS, writing the TOEFL is most often a pre-requisite for international students hoping to study in North American post-secondary institutions. In addition, the score is used by government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing agencies to assess English proficiency.

Graduates who earn the specialization in IELTS and TOEFL Preparation for their TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification are in high demand among educational institutes. There is also the opportunity to teach one-on-one, since many job candidates, students, travelers, etc. require assistance in their studies. As English becomes a necessity for global communication, language proficiency testing is becoming more prominent and being qualified to assist in this process is a very marketable skill.

 

Certification 

An additional 40-hour TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate specializing in Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation

Program Length

40-hour online course to be completed within three months of registration

Pre-requisite

Completion of the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL certification course

Course Objective

In completing the Oxford Seminars' Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation Module, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of teaching for the IELTS and TOEFL iBT tests, including 
    administration, comparison of other various test formats, and content
  • Learn general guidelines to follow when planning and preparing to teach test preparation courses
  • Review the major sections of the IELTS and TOEFL: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • Learn how to successfully teach and prepare students for each section of the test

Recommended Background

No previous exposure to IELTS or TOEFL required to take this course

Course Content

  • Overview of the test and its administration, various test formats, and content
  • Familiarization with the types of test questions and methods of scoring
  • Review of language acquisition skills: listening, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking
  • Focused guide and lesson samples to teaching the four principle components of the test
  • Teaching exam preparation techniques (time management, test anxiety, review and recall, strategic guessing)
  • Teaching test passing techniques through sample questions and practice tests

Course Evaluation

In this module students will complete an assignment consisting of four sections (100 multiple-choice questions) with marks allotted as follows:

Section 1: Test Format 20
Section 2: TOEFL & IELTS Skills 40
Section 3: Giving Feedback on Language 20
Section 4: "TOEFL & IELTS pedagogy" 20

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the TESOL/TESL Certification with Specialization in IELTS and TOEFL Preparation are in high demand among educational institutes. There is also the opportunity to teach one-on-one, since many job candidates, students, travellers, etc. require assistance in their studies. As English becomes a necessity for global communication, language proficiency testing is becoming more prominent and being qualified to assist in this process is a very marketable skill.

Registration

The Teaching IELTS and TOEFL Preparation Specialization Module is affordably priced at $300 and includes all online course materials and instructor support, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US and Canada) associated with the mailing of the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To register for a specialization module, please call our offices toll free at 1-800-269-6719 (Toronto area: 416-924-3240; Vancouver area: 604-683-3430). 

 

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