The Test International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is widely recognized as a reliable means of assessing the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is owned by three partners, the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Limited (through its subsidiary company, IELTS Australia Pty Limited). IELTS consists of four components. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests. There is a choice of Reading and Writing test according to whether a candidate is taking the Academic or General Training module.
PIA’s IELTS Module is designed to target two points: it develops a test-taker’s listening, speaking, writing and reading skills and it also focuses on learning the strategies on how to get a high score in the actual IELTS test.
1on1 Class (4H) + Small Group (4H) + Morning & Evening Option Classes (3H)
Type of class
IELTS speaking 1, IELTS writing task 1, IELTS writing task 2, odds and ends
Small group class
IELTS speaking 2, IELTS reading, IELTS listening
I. Entry Requirements:
PIA has in place a proficiency test which the academy uses to identify which level a student would belong to. This is the Pines English Proficiency Test or PEPT. It measures and covers the four macro-skills of English, namely: SPEAKING, LISTENING, READING and WRITING. To be able to register in the IELTS module, the following requirements are necessary:
1. The student must be at least in Level 4 or higher.
2. The student must be qualified to study in the Advanced Course Department as per PEPT and/or interview for new students.
3. The student may present an official IELTS score equivalent to Band 3 and above.
* Students who are not able to meet these requirements are advised to take Sparta Speaking Course for a minimum of four weeks to prepare them well before tackling the IELTS subjects.
II. Study Requirements:
IELTS students are expected to:
1. Attend their classes regularly and maintain a 90% - 100% attendance in all their classes
2. Participate in all class activities (class activities and homework)
– Both 1on1 classes and group classes
3. Take the simulation tests (frequency of simulation tests increases from the first four weeks to the succeeding weeks) and the monthly Pines English Proficiency Test
IELTS focuses on the four macro-skills, namely: Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading. Specifically, the objectives of the course are for the student to be able to:
1. Be fully familiar with the test process, test questions, and evaluation process;
2. Develop techniques in answering TOEFL questions correctly;
3. Obtain an IELTS score of Band 5 or higher.
PIA teachers are trained and equipped with competencies developed in their degree courses and the constant training and supervision of the department heads (Refresher Course Department, Bridging Course Department, Advanced Course Department) in coordination with the HR Department to have the following:
1. K – knowledge [PIA teachers undergo a training program before being employed not just to reinforce their current state of competency but to challenge teachers to go beyond what they already know – in order to educationally satisfy the learning expectations of students]
2. S – skill [PIA teachers constantly develop their skills via trainings and peer-sharing which further hone their teaching skills. To maintain the best crop of teachers in the academy, all teachers are subjected to a monthly rigorous evaluation which keeps them performing at their best – in order to educationally satisfy the learning expectations of students]
3. A – affective virtue [PIA teachers, aside from having the necessary knowledge and skill, are also fundamentally capable of ensuring that the student has a conducive learning environment by maintaining mutual respect regardless of the differences in culture. The efficiency of teachers in the classroom is matched by their ability to make their students enjoy learning English despite the challenges felt by students]
Recommended study duration:
TOEIC Module Subjects
· Self-Practice Method: The key to attaining a high score in any test is frequent PRACTICE. In the classes, teachers give students numerous opportunities to answer test questions that may be found in the actual test.
· Explaining: The teacher describes sets of facts which clarify the cause, context, and consequence of such facts.
· Lecturing – Demonstrating: The teacher states details and demonstrates how answers to problems are arrived at.
· Collaborating: The teacher allows the students to work with each other in class activities
· Oral Reporting: The teacher gives opportunities for students to expose themselves more in practicing the English language orally in front of an audience.
· Discussion: The teacher allows the students to express their opinion and ideas about IELTS questions and answers.
· Audio-communicative approach: The teacher institutes listening learning processes with enhancement of communicative abilities.
· Critiquing: The learning process is never complete without a teachers’ feedback and critique, thus, it is a must for PIA teachers to integrate feedback mechanisms in all their classes.
· Pre-test and post-test
· Speaking, listening, writing, reading activities related to the test
· Concept Mapping
· Questioning Activity
· Small group discussion
· Vocabulary Drills
· Problem solving activities
· Take home tests
· Checking and analysis of answers to tests
Text and additional resources and materials:
・IELTS books made by PIA
・Cambridge IELTS 5
・Cambridge IELTS 6
・Cambridge IELTS 7
・Cambridge IELTS 8
・Cambridge IELTS 9
Course outline and level development:
Level 4 or higher [PIA-based English Proficiency Level]
Official IELTS Test Score: Band 3
16 Weeks/20 Weeks
・IELTS test format, rules, instructions, do’s and don’t’s
・Tips and answers to frequently asked questions about the IELTS test
・Strategies and Techniques in getting a high score in the IELTS test
・IELTS Simulation tests and feedback sessions
・Rigid training on answering IELTS questions
・Honing proficiency by more test practices
・More advanced and comprehensive approach in the IELTS subjects as compared to the subjects during the first four/eight weeks
・IELTS Simulation tests and feedback sessions
・Review and IELTS simulation tests with feedback and coaching sessions
・Listening activities on the four sections of the IELTS Listening test:
(on social needs)
・First Section – conversation between two speakers
・Second Section – a monologue
・(on situations related to educational or training contexts)
・Third Section – a conversation between up to four people
・Fourth Section – a monologue
・Drills on a variety of questions types used in the IELTS test: multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes/form/table/ summary/ flow-chart completion, labeling a diagram/plan/map, classification and matching
・Familiarization with the evaluation criteria in the IELTS Speaking Test (Fluency, Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation
・Common and possible questions to be asked in the three parts of the IELTS Speaking test
・Part One – introduction, general questions about the test-taker, the test-taker’s home/family, job/studies, interests and a wide range of similar familiar topic areas
・Part Two – task card with prompts and with an instruction to talk about a particular topic
・Part Three – an engaging discussion of more abstract issues which are thematically linked to the topic in Part Two.
・Patterns and expressions applicable in completing the two tasks of IELTS Academic Writing
*Task 1 – re: a diagram or a data (graph, table, chart)
(organizing, presenting, and possibly comparing data, describing the stages of a process, describing an object or event, explaining how something works)
*Task 2 – re: a point of view, argument or a problem
(presenting a solution to a problem, present and justify an opinion, compare and contrast evidence and opinions, evaluating ideas, challenging ideas, evidence or arguments.
・Mini IELTS Academic Writing tests and feedback sessions
・Patterns and expressions applicable in completing the two tasks of IELTS General Writing
*Task 1 – re: response to a given situation with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation
(engaging in personal correspondence, eliciting and providing general factual information, expressing needs/ wants/ likes/ and dislikes, expressing opinions and complaints)
*Task 2 – re: a point of view, argument or a problem
(providing general factual information, outlining a problem and presenting a solution, presenting and justifying an opinion, evaluating and challenging ideas, evidences or arguments)
・Mini IELTS General Writing tests and feedback sessions
・Techniques in successfully answering IELTS Reading questions
*Texts of three sections taken from journals, books, magazines, and newspapers of general interest topics with one text containing detailed logical argument
*Techniques in answering IELTS Academic Reading question types such as multiple choice, short –answer questions, sentence completion, notes/summary/table completion, diagram label completion, classification, matching, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s claims/views, yes, no, not given questions, identification of information in the test, true, false and not given.
General Training Reading
*Texts of three sections taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. *Techniques in answering IELTS Academic Reading question types such as multiple choice, short –answer questions, sentence completion, notes/summary/ table completion, diagram label completion, classification, matching, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s claims/views, yes, no, not given questions, identification of information in the test, true, false and not given.
・Mini IELTS Reading tests and feedback sessions
*Odds and Ends
A subject in all test modules which is included to cater to the students’ clamor to have a respite from the rigors of having to study purely about the TEST MODULE. Classes vary from ESL Listening, ESL Writing, ESL Speaking and other subjects that may interest the student.
The level of difficulty and complexity in the subjects increases as the student advances from the first four weeks to the succeeding weeks.
Morning Option Class
9:20- 10:10 am
Odds and Ends
10:30- 11:20 am
12:30- 01:20 pm
01:20- 02:10 pm
IELTS writing task 1
02:20- 03:10 pm
IELTS writing task 2
03:20- 04:10 pm
04:20- 05:10 pm
05:20- 06:10 pm
06:15- 07:00 pm
07:00- 07:50 pm
Evening option class
08:00- 10:00 pm
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