The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a challenging English language exam for international students who want to attend an American university and need to prove their English language level. At CLA, our IELTS Exam Preparation program is designed to not only provide you with the skills to successfully pass the test, but we also provide you with the skills to successfully continue learning in an academic English only setting.
The IELTS exam preparation class is specifically designed for people who need English for test taking. You will improve the full range of language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing and will actively practice common oral communications, improve speech patterns and pronunciation skills, and speak with others with improved confidence about test specific topics. Furthermore, you will develop the grammar skills necessary to communicate clearly and accurately in all skill areas and will develop a firm grasp of test specific vocabulary, etiquette, and practices. You will learn how to manage your time wisely, how to effectively apply critical thinking strategies including argumentation, questioning, evaluation, and multiple points of view to draw conclusions, and how to use reflective learning strategies and self-evaluation techniques to monitor your progress and learning. Furthermore, you will practice reading, interpreting, and comparing a variety of informational texts, including historical texts, scientific texts, and lectures and will develop the skills to analyze statistics, graphs, and tables. You will develop the ability to identify the author, audience, purpose, main ideas, and key information in complex texts and will further expand your life skills vocabulary, refine your listening and note-taking skills, and practice writing clear and descriptive, comparative, persuasive, and analytical essays with different points of view.