This United Pacific College IELTS Preparation program is intended to equip students who are seeking to improve their standing in the IELTS Academic test with the exam and language skills necessary to do so. This program goes beyond the confines of the questions presented in the IELTS exam and seeks to improve the core English that is required for a satisfactory score. Thus, the program will include topics in speaking, listening, reading, and writing – along with specific test-taking skills for the IELTS Academic test.
The program consists of three, 40-hour modules which may be taken individually or as a two or three-module set.
The module each student starts with depends on their current English proficiency or IELTS band score.
Module Entry Levels
Module 1: IELTS 5.0
Module 2: IELTS 5.5
Module 3: IELTS 6.0
This course is intended to equip students with a current IELTS band score of 5.0 who are seeking to improve their standing in the IELTS Academic test with the exam and language skills necessary to do so. This course goes beyond the confines of the questions presented in the IELTS exam and seeks to improve the core English that is required for a satisfactory score. Thus, the course will include topics in speaking, listening, reading, and writing – along with specific test taking skills for the IELTS Academic test.
Course hours: 40
Students are expected to do approximately two hours of homework every night.
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This program is offered over two calendar weeks in-classroom, on-site at the United Pacific College Richmond location, #2385 – 2380, 8888 Odlin Cres., Richmond, British Columbia, V6X 3Z8. Class hours are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Required Text and Materials
The required texts (supplied by the college) are:
Natural English (Intermediate); Academic Vocabulary; Advanced Grammar in Use; Learning to Listen (Book 3); Inside Reading Book 3; Cambridge IELTS 4 & 5; Instant IELTS; Focus on IELTS; and IELTS Testbuilder.
Students are expected to attend every day of class, arriving on time, returning from breaks promptly and remaining until class is dismissed for the day.
Any student who misses 30% of the entire course hours will be withdrawn from the course, given a grade of Incomplete and will be required to re-take the course before going on to the next level.
Assessment and Grading
Students will receive their first assessment by the end of the third day (i.e. at the 30% point of the course) in the form of both written and verbal feedback on their performance in the four language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
At the end of the course, students will be given a practice IELTS exam with Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing components, with each component rated on the standard IELTS 9-point scale using the IELTS Public Descriptors and Raw Score Conversion Tables. Students must achieve an overall average score of Band 5.5 (61%), with none of the exam components rated below Band 5.0.
IELTS General is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English proficiency for immigration to Canada.
IELTS Academic is accepted by all or most educational institutions in Canada.