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30 Hour IELTS Preparation Specialist Course

Our in-classroom TEFL course is sure to get you on the right track


The TEFL Institute of Ireland

30 Hour IELTS Preparation Course

Why take the 30 Hour IELTS Course?

Having IELTS on your CV means opening doors in the TEFL world.

This fully accredited preparation course will be what differentiates yourself from so many other candidates.

Teachers versed in preparation practice are better paid and in higher demand across Asia and receive larger salaries as well as greater opportunities than teachers without the specialist training.

Most students you come into contact with during your teaching career will strive towards passing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

It is essential for a student to pass the IELTS if they wish to study in an English speaking country.

IELTS tests are taken by over 2 million students each year worldwide to determine a student’s grasp of the four pillars of communication in the English language:

  1. Listening- students listen to four recordings and answering questions based.
  2. Reading- students answer 40 questions on various writing materials provided in the exam.
  3. Writing- students will be asked to explain data provided to them and write an argumentative essay.
  4. Speaking- assessment through four oral conversations on various general topics as well as more abstract topics.

While holding the IELTS Preparation Course, you will be a valuable asset to any school you teach in. 

Become an in-house corporate English teacher in China or land a role as a lead TEFL teacher in a primary school in Colombia, or even teach on your own terms through online tutoring for IELTS. The opportunities are endless.

What you get on the 30 Hour IELTS Preparation Course

  • Fully accredited training.
  • Personal tutor support.
  • Internationally recognised certificate.
  • Expert job hunting advice.

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While Studying the 30 Hour IELTS Preparation Course

You will have 24-hour online access to the program, allowing you to learn when and where suits you while gaining a lifetime qualification.

Because of our dedication to helping you succeed, our course support team will assist you along your educational journey to becoming IELTS certified.

Did we mention a 14-day money-back guarantee?


Ultimate Flexibility

Online training has become the fastest growing resource for qualifications, and our TEFL training is no different.

The 24/7 access to the program means you can juggle work, family, university and the all-important social life.

The interactive program is structured using a combination of text, audio, and video, so there’s something to suit everyone.

Become an internationally recognised teacher with the TEFL Institute of Ireland and broaden your horizons.

  • 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.





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China Internship

I decided to take a gap year after I finished my Leaving Cert. After going through the entire course online and getting accredited to teach english abroad I had the best year of my life in Shanghai. The week was spent teaching and I was able to travel around and explore during the weekends. I’m looking forward to going abroad again once I’m finished college.

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Getting accredited to teach english as a second language is one of the best things I have ever done! The entire online course was really easy to follow and I was able to get help whenever I wasn’t sure about anything. I’m planning to go abroad next year to put my newly found knowledge to use! Thanks for all the help guys!

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I have just completed the 240hr TEFL package and can honestly say I am so glad I chose this package as having learnt so much about the IELTS teacher preparation certification. I can see why it is such an advantage in the TEFL jobs market.

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China Internship

I did an internship for three months in Beijing. It was great fun and I enjoyed my time there. My host family were exceptional and helped me out with any problems I had during my time staying there! The monthly allowance was enough to travel around with as everything is much cheaper over there than at home here. I’d love to go back again to visit but during the summer this time!

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My first step into teaching was with this programme & exploration into my potential as a teacher of English. The course was very well laid out and easy to follow once I arrived in country the co-ordinators were brilliant & encouraging to Native Speakers & Polish Participants alike. It's an intense experience but one that I will definitely be looking to participate in again. Thank you for the opportunity to teach, touch, learn, share & give.

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TEFL 240 Hour

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I loved doing the TEFL course, especially the fact that I could complete it online as I mind two children and was constantly being interrupted but it was easy to go back over things if I didn’t fully understand. Ian was very helpful throughout the course and made sure all my questions were answered quickly and in detail. I can’t wait to put my new skills to the test in Spain this summer.

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China Internship

I really enjoyed my time abroad after getting accredited to teach english. As a frequent backpacker, this was a different experience as I got to stay in the one place for quite a length of time. I got to know lots of the locals and made tons of friends.

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TEFL 120 Hour

I was very happy with the course and its content. It’s very easy to work your way through it on the online platform. I’m not sure where I will go teaching yet but I’m excited that it’s now a very real possibility. Thanks for all the help.

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Thailand Internship

My now husband and I met before when traveling around Southeast Asia a long time ago. After taking your course we both went back and started teaching english. We have been enjoying ourselves here ever since! I hope to take the more advanced course soon.

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I completed an internship in Spain during my summer break in University. I couldn’t have done it without all the help from you guys and the lessons I learned on the course. The host family were really nice and I met up with other teachers who where in the area.

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Really enjoyed taking the course, I feel much more confident in the classroom now.

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Why the TEFL Institute of Ireland?

Support & Guidance

At the TEFL institute, we place our students at the forefront of our work. So we offer full support and guidance through training to launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. In fact, our staff are experts when it comes to providing information and advice as you move forward. Just consider us your TEFL guardians.

Quality and Experience

As leaders in the TEFL industry, our students benefit from training that has been developed over a number of years. What’s more, internationally recognised and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our courses will launch you into your TEFL career.


Enrolling on the IELTS preperation course will give you the best value for your time and money. In fact, we know that each customer has different needs and expectations. Which is why we offer promotions and sales on all courses and internships throughout the year.

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