IELTS Preparation Course

Course Code: IELT-1
Start Date: 2024/6/1 End Date: 2024/7/20 Day: Sat Time: 9:30-11:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Special Notes: This course deals with Academic module, not General module. Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This course is designed to help students improve their performance in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. The 8-week class focuses on equipping students with effective IELTS examination strategies, while developing the academic skills necessary for success at an English-medium university. Students will participate in individual, pair, and group activities, with in-class tasks mainly focused on the listening, reading, and speaking stages of the test. The writing element is mainly approached through homework tasks and activities. In-class work over the 8 weeks is based on the 8 chapters of the textbook, and reflects topics closely related to the questions in the IELTS test. This course is suitable for people who have never taken the test, or those who have taken it but want to cover the basics. It is a non-repeatable course as it utilizes the same textbook each semester.

Learning Objectives

1. Improvement of IELTS test taking skills.
2. Development of both academic input and output related skills.

Who should take this course

Those who have at least B1 level English proficiency. It is equivalent to the following test score and level. 1. IELTS 5.0 - 5.5; 2. TOEFL ibt 60; 3. TOEIC L&R 700 and above; 4. EIKEN upper Grade 2 and above
English Level: High-Intermediate and above


Complete IELTS Bands 5-6.5 Student's Book + Answers + CD-ROM


Glenn Davies

Instructor Biography

Glenn Davies is from New Zealand and has been working in the education field in Japan since 1997. He graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Canterbury, and has a Masters of Science in Education (MS.Ed) from Temple University Japan Campus. He has experience teaching at private language schools, elementary schools, and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), teaching TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, Eiken, and business English classes. He is specifically interested in the areas of collaborative learning and test taking, as illustrated in his 2015 publication in The Language Teacher Educational Journal, on Developing Collaborative Learning When Teaching TOEFL iBT Classes, and an upcoming publication on the use of collaborative learning in student evaluation . His interests include history, Japanese baseball and travel.