Are your students getting ready to take their IELTS? Are you interested in teaching IELTS? Or are you hoping to be an English-Language teacher?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, our IELTS webinars can help. They are free to join, delivered by English experts and created especially for anyone who will be helping students take the next step in the dreams of achieving a high IELTS score.

Webinars are held once a month at 12:00 pm UK time*.

*Please note that the UK changes its timings to British Summer Time (BST) from 26 March to 29 October 2023. Please make sure you check what time it is for you, as this could affect the time the webinars start in your country.

Webinars schedule: June-December 2023

Date and time Topic Description
Thursday 15 June 2023 An introduction to using the public band descriptors for course design This webinar takes an in-depth look at what the public band descriptors are, before providing a few suggestions for planning your course design. We’ll look at ways to cover specific points of the descriptors through a holistic, cross-skills approach to ensure every lesson meets a specific aim for both you and your students in their development towards their target band score.
Saturday 15 July 2023 Writing Task 2: using sample answers As usual, we will start this webinar with a brief overview of Writing Task 2 and discussion about using Public Band Descriptors. We will then go on to look at how sample and our students’ essays can be used for making our students aware of the use of extended and supported arguments, and of examples of good language. We will end with looking at how we can use these essays as skeletons for our students to build on.
Friday 15 September 2023 Developing higher-level vocabulary for IELTS By examining two key areas of Lexical Resource, flexibility and precision, this webinar presents strategies to help your learners break through the plateau and expand their vocabulary range. Classroom tasks and ideas, for you to use in your own lessons, will help you support learners by promoting the use of higher-level lexis across both the Writing and Speaking sections of IELTS.
Sunday 15 October 2023 Academic Reading This webinar looks at ways of harnessing learners’ existing reading skills and the application of these in the longer texts of the IELTS Reading section. The webinar also includes strategies for learners to deal with unknown vocabulary as well as a number of classroom ideas and activities for you to use in your own lessons.
Wednesday 15 November 2023 Writing Task 2 After a quick review of Writing Task 2, we will look at the assessment criteria and discuss how we can use them with our students to best affect. Then will look at ways to help our students analyse the question, come up with ideas, and organise those ideas into a coherent essay.
Friday 15 December 2023 IELTS Speaking The webinar will start with a discussion of the format of the test and the assessment criteria. After that, we will go through each of the 3 parts of the test looking at the challenges and suggesting some solutions. We will offer concrete activities that you can share with your students.