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Improve your IELTS Speaking score

Prepare for your IELTS Speaking test and achieve your dream score. Learn new skills and strategies for success.

Improve your IELTS Speaking score
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree

Why join the course?

How do you achieve a score of 6.5 or higher in the IELTS Speaking test?

In this course we will be working through examples of good and great responses to each of the speaking tasks, and unpacking them with you so that you can understand how to achieve your desired score.

Throughout the course, there will be frequent opportunities to interact with other learners and practise your fluency, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation skills.

You will also learn how to self-assess your own responses and identify what you need to continue to work on so that you can be successful in your IELTS Speaking test.

We will show you what an examiner is looking for when they assess your response, and help you to develop techniques and strategies to improve your performance in each part of the Speaking test.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 31st July, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

What topics will you cover?

  • Language you need for each part of the test
  • How you will be assessed
  • Speaking more clearly
  • Improving your fluency
  • Enhancing your vocabulary
  • Using better grammar
  • Practicing with peers

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand how the examiner will assess your responses
  • Identify the difference between good and great responses
  • Develop strategies & techniques to improve your Fluency, Vocabulary, Grammar & Pronunciation
  • Feel more confident and better prepared to achieve your desired IELTS Speaking score

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their IELTS Speaking score. It is especially aimed at people who are targeting an IELTS Speaking score of 6.5 or above to meet University entry requirements. However, it is also useful for people who need to improve their IELTS Speaking score for immigration or employment purposes.

To get the most out of this course it is recommended that you have an intermediate level of English.

Who will you learn with?

MA of Applied Linguistics. English Language Teacher, Course Coordinator and Learning Designer at Macquarie University. Over 20 years of teaching experience in Venezuela, KSA, Bangladesh and Australia.

English Language teacher and Learning Designer at Macquarie University, Sydney. Over 10 years experience teaching Academic English and IELTS. MA Education (Literacy). Spanish language learner.

Who developed the course?

Macquarie University

Macquarie University aspires to be a different type of university: one focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities globally, Macquarie is recognised for producing graduates who are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

  • Established1964
  • LocationSydney, Australia
  • World rankingTop 240Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

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What's included?

Macquarie University are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible