IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, is a globally-recognized test of English language proficiency. It is a popular choice for students wishing to study at a university in an English-speaking country. It is the world's most popular English language test that increases access to high-quality education for everyone and also to enhance their professional prospects.
There are two modules to choose from – Academic and General Training.
IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.
IELTS General Training
IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK),and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.
IELTS Test format
IELTS is mandatory for the following
Students applying for schooling, foundation, undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral, certificate or diploma programs of study at colleges & universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America.
Immigration Candidates for Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and for several other countries in Europe.
MBBS, M.D. medical professionals applying for The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) Test (UK Medical Council – GMC), Australian Medical Council, Canadian Medical Council.
Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapist, Dentists applying for licensing or registration examinations such as CGFNS, NCLEX RN, etc., or other council registration.
Strongly recommended for those applying for temporary or permanent work authorization visas such as teachers, engineers, ITI professionals, and computer professionals, other vocational professionals for the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or other European Countries.
HOW DIFFERENT IELTS COURSE AT PENNSTATE REVIEW
• 60+ hours of teacher interaction with Intensive classroom strategy lessons and section wise practice.
• Teaching 10 full length IELTS tests with classroom practice materials.
• providing students with 30+ additional practice tests as per the individual student requirement.
• additional interactive activities focused on grammar and vocabulary.
• interactive sessions for all four skills with feedback and model answers.
• focused sessions to the required students on writing and speaking.
• regular bi-weekly full-length IELTS tests for all the students with performance review and S & W (Strengths & Weakness) analysis.
Morning Batches: 10-11.30 & 11.30-1pm
Afternoon Batches: 2-3.30, 3.30-5pm
Evening Batches: 6-7.30pm
Saturday (Full Course): 10-1pm
Sunday (Full Course): 2-5pm
Pennstate Review offers a comprehensive introduction to the IELTS test, with over 60 hours of interactive practice materials. Like the test itself, course content is organized into the four main skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Each section of this course includes reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. In each of the four test areas, students will be given information about the format of the test, as well as advice about the skills and strategies that will be useful when taking the test. Interactive practice activities are provided so that students can practise those skills and strategies in order to feel better prepared for the IELTS test.
The IELTS course at Pennstate Review will prepare the students to take the IELTS Academic and General tests with confidence. The innovative preparation techniques have been designed with extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic and general IELTS with a goal of entering a university where English is the primary language or migrating to an English speaking country for better job prospects.
Each section of this course includes engaging the students to develop the key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that students need to perform at their best.
The students in the IELTS preparation course get the explanation of answers as well as preparation tips to improve their score through a number of additional practice activities. Significantly, they are offered more comprehensive feedback on their writing to enhance their ability to apply an effective-successful formula to complete the test.
MODULE 1: LISTENING
The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Listening Test and the different sections it include. The students are provided with the important facts about this module and what it is designed to assess. Following this, students are taught how to approach each section of the IELTS Listening Test and the types of questions need to be answered. Then they have opportunities to practise these types of questions and gain the skills that are required.
MODULE 2: SPEAKING
This module outlines the different features of the Speaking Test. In preparation for Part 1 of the Speaking Test, the main focus is on some of the grammar that the students can use to talk about themselves. They are also given some examples of how to extend answers, or make them longer.
For Part 2 of the test, in the “Individual Long Turn” they are taught how to analyze the task effectively and how to organize ideas so that they have a good start, and end, to their talk.
For Part 3 of the test, “The Discussion”, they’ll learn to develop vocabulary related to common Part 3 topics and also some of the common grammar features necessary for success in the discussion. This includes focusing on tenses and making comparisons.
In this module, students can watch and learn from individual and group sessions taking different parts of the test.
MODULE 3: READING
The reading module begins with an overview of the IELTS Reading Test and what it includes. The students are provided with the important information about what the test is designed to assess and the different question types used in the test and how to approach them. There are opportunities to practise the reading skills that have to be learned and improve the reading speed to complete the test within the stipulated time of one hour.
MODULE 4: WRITING
The writing module begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing Test and what it includes. The two tasks involved in the academic and general test are taken into consideration as per student requirement.
In preparation for academic Task 1, students learn how to identify different types of visuals, identify and describe the topic and the main features of these visuals, and also how to write an overview paragraph to summarize the key information. In describing data for Task 1 of the test the students are taught about what language to use to describe data, as well as how to select and group information. They are also focused at the language used for ordering ideas in paragraphs. In addition, this module offers the chance to practise writing the opening and data description paragraphs.
In writing task I for general IELTS module students are taught how to provide personal correspondence, elicit and provide general factual information, express needs, wants, likes and dislikes and express opinions (views, complaints etc.) while writing the letter.
In preparation for Task 2, the students are taught to take a closer look at the essay question so that they can help themselves answer all its parts and also provided ways of planning and organizing the essay with proper plan of an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion. They learn to analyze the different parts of an IELTS essay topic, and look in more detail at some possible task types in Task 2, and get explanation how they are assessed in terms of good structure and appropriate language and also practice of proofreading and editing. Additionally, students can get feedback on their writing using the IELTS evaluating criteria.