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Free IELTS online course

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

British Council IELTS and FutureLearn have partnered to bring English language learners a free online course starting 2 October 2017.

Anyone can join, even up to the last day of the course: 12 November 2017.

Each week, the course focuses on one of the four skill components of the IELTS test (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking), and uses videos, test samples and quizzes to give you a greater understanding of the test format and help you get your best IELTS score.

At each stage there will be advice from our video tutor and a team of experienced IELTS educators. You will also be asked to share your experiences, tips and opinions with other learners.

This course will help anyone:

  • Taking an IELTS test
  • Learning English
  • Looking to improve their IELTS score
  • Applying to universities in English-speaking countries

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