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30 Hour IELTS Preparation Specialist Course

Teach IELTS and lead your students to exam success. The 30 Hour Teaching IELTS Course is what you need to upskill your TEFL knowledge and enhance your earning potential. We look at theoretical and practical strategies to help you create and deliver confident lessons that prepare your students for IELTS effectively. 

Most students you meet during your TEFL career will strive towards passing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. It’s one of the leading tests taken by non-native English speakers to prove their English proficiency for work, education and migration. With millions of students taking the test each year, it’s no surprise that preparation teachers are in high demand! 

Teachers trained to teach IELTS are usually better paid and sought after, particularly across Asia, than teachers without specialist training. What’s more, you’ll have much greater opportunities by becoming an expert in this field. Teach IELTS online or abroad – the possibilities are endless with this certificate. 

2-4Weeks
is the average amount of time it takes to complete this course.
Once you have completed our course, you are gaining a lifetime certification.
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Our Course Style

You’ll have six months to complete your 30 Hour Teaching IELTS Course. But, with 24/7 online access and tutor support, the average completion time is just 1-2 weeks. There are no set lesson times here. Access your course on any device, anytime and move from one module to the next at your own pace. 

Why This Course

IELTS is a gateway for millions of people worldwide to achieve their life goals. So, you’ll have access to some of the most highly motivated and well-paying students. Having an IELTS teaching certificate also opens doors for your TEFL career. Become an expert in IELTS prep and set yourself apart from other candidates. 

Our Accreditations

HIGHFIELD QUALIFICATIONS AWARDING BODY IN THE UK

Approved Center Number: 21335

Highfield Qualifications are a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. The TEFL Institute is an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications, an independent Ofqual approved Awarding Organization. This means the TEFL Institute has met Highfield’s expectations for developing and delivering high quality courses in the TEFL industry. Every year, Highfield maintains evaluation visits to ensure we are consistently meeting the high standards with our training.

ODLQC – OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING QUALITY COUNCIL

ODLQC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.Accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of a provider’s administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all Standards are met. Our courses undergo strict external monitoring and control checks an on ongoing basis to ensure you receive the highest quality teacher training experience.

View the TEFL Institute’s verification on ODLQC website.

ACDL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high-quality distance learning offered by The TEFL Institute.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

Irelands Leading TEFL Provider

An IELTS teaching certificate from The TEFL Institute of Ireland is recognised and trusted by TEFL employers worldwide. Our expert team has over 20 years of experience and are committed to helping aspiring teachers like you achieve their TEFL goals. Enrol today and see why thousands of students put their trust in us.  

What's Included
Our courses are built with students’ experience in mind - proven learning principles, mentorship. Once you complete our training you are unlocking all the tools you need to begin your English teaching career.
Internationally recognised
TEFL certifcate Digital Completion Certificate Included
Full Suite of Tutor Support
Personal Tutor Assigned to Each learner + Discord Board to connect with other learners
Accredited Courses
TEFL training approved by ODLQC & ACDL
Job Support
6 months access to our jobs board to help you kickstart your TEFL career.
Employer Certificate Verification
Your future employer can verify if your certificate is on our database and accredited
TEFL on the Go App
All Students can complete their training from any device, from anywhere in the world
24/7 Access
Self-paced online TEFL Course. Complete the course at your own pace, and at times that suit you. Even if you are working or studying you can complete the course at ease with our 6 months study time.
Course Content Breakdown
2-4 weeks • approx. 4-5 hrs/week time commitment
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Module 1: Introduction to IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have an understanding of what IELTS is and how it operates.
  • Understand what is assessed in the IELTS exam and how does assessment work.
  • Learn who takes the IELTS exam and what scores will they need.
Module 2: Teaching Listening for IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what the IELTS Listening test consists of.
  • Be aware of the types of questions in the IELTS Listening test.
  • Be able to help students prepare for the IELTS Listening test.
  • Gain 20 essential tips for teaching IELTS Listening.
Module 3: Teaching Reading for IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what the IELTS Reading test consists of.
  • Understand what is different about the IELTS Academic Reading test and the IELTS General Training Reading Test.
  • Be aware of types of questions in the IELTS Reading test.
  • Be aware of what reading skills are assessed.
  • Gain 20 tips for the IELTS Reading test.
Module 4: Teaching Writing for IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what the IELTS Writing test consists of.
  • Have an overview of the IELTS Academic and GT Writing tests.
  • Be aware of how IELTS Writing is assessed.
  • Be able to help students with Academic Writing Task 1.
  • Be able to prepare students for GT IELTS Writing Task 1.
  • Be aware of IELTS Academic and GT Writing Task 2.
  • Have possible IELTS Essay Topics (GT and Academic Task 2).
  • Have topics to consider.
  • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 1 (for students).
  • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 2 (for students).
Module 5: Teaching Speaking for IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what the IELTS Speaking test consists of.
  • Be aware of the speaking skills assessed in the IELTS Speaking test.
  • Be able to help your students prepare for the IELTS Speaking test.
  • Have common IELTS Speaking topics.
  • Have examples of Part 2 Candidate tasks.
Module 6: Teaching Vocabulary for IELTS

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have an overview of Vocabulary for IELTS.
  • What vocabulary students preparing for IELTS need to know.
  • Be able to help your students learn vocabulary.
Module 7: Possible Challenges

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand possible challenges with teaching for IELTS.
  • Understand and preparing for mixed-level classes.
  • Understand teaching low-level IELTS students, mixed GT and Academic classes, and very high-level IELTS students. Be able to make IELTS interesting.
DEDICATED MENTORSHIP
Meet your instructors
Youre not in this alone, as part of this course youll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.
The TEFL Institute mentor network
Jacob
Academic Director
Rachel
Academic Assessor & Tutor
Luke
Academic Assessor
Sian
Academic Assessor
Laura
Academic Assessor
Jenny
Academic Assessor
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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So happy after receiving my diploma in an email from Olivia! I very much enjoyed the experience completing my level 5 course, I have learned a lot and I feel prepared to start working as an English teacher. Thank you!
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith
14:32 22 May 24
I recently attended a Webinar hel by Jessica and Walter. It was extremely interactive and I found the information relayed by both very useful. Both were patient, upbeat and had all relevant information readily available when asked a question. Very worthwhile.
Robbie Murphy
Robbie Murphy
12:37 22 May 24
I have enrolled for a course with TEFL institute today, so cannot comment on the course yet. But what is worth mentioning is very competent pre-purchase guidance. I filled in a "call-me-back" form not hoping for much response, but soon was surprised by an actual phone call from Ireland from one of the instructors, Walter Cullinan (I'm in South Africa by the way). He gave me some honest and competent feedback on my points of interest, provided some further comments through timely email interaction and I ended up signing up for the course.
Liliya Galieva
Liliya Galieva
10:16 22 May 24
It was very good!
Niclas Lundberg
Niclas Lundberg
08:48 22 May 24
I recently completed the TEFL course Level 5 with The TEFL Institute Ireland and overall, it was a positive experience (it was rather tough, though :))) ) Instructors were supportive and knowledgeable.I'm also grateful for the ongoing support provided by The TEFL Institute Ireland even after completing the course. The availability of numerous webinars aimed at assisting graduates in finding employment opportunities is highly appreciated.Today's webinar by Jessica and Walter was very informative and interesting.
Salome Gorgiladze
Salome Gorgiladze
18:23 21 May 24
The webinar with Jessica and Walter was brilliant. They introduced some teaching opportunities in Europe, patiently answered every question, gave useful practical advice. All in friendly and supportive environment.
Emese Toth
Emese Toth
17:23 21 May 24
I just attended the webinar Teaching English in Europe: What You Need to Know, hosted by Jessica & Walter. It was informative and very helpful. I was very happy to learn about all of the options for TEFL teachers in Italy, particularly the increasing demand for private teachers.
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17:01 21 May 24
I've recently begun my 300+ Hr Level 5 certification and the lessons are clear and straightforward. The process to enroll was also simple and straightforward. TEFL Institute, including specialists and advisors such as Jessica Jeffery and Walter Cullinan, gives its students adequate support/help to complete their certification as well as giving guidance when looking for work overseas. I would highly recommend.
Patrick Cole
Patrick Cole
16:53 21 May 24
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