IELTS teacher training

Manchester Central School of English offers an intensive 21-hour ‘IELTS Teacher-Training’ course for teachers who wish to extend their professional development. The course is delivered by experienced IELTS tutors and focuses on how to prepare students for the IELTS exam, as well as the key features for running a successful IELTS preparation course. The course is comprised of the following core elements:

Day 1: Overview of IELTS; teaching approach and differences compared to general English classes; structuring a theme-based IELTS course – the use of course books and supplementary materials; materials development and sourcing; using IT.

Day 2: Focus on IELTS Speaking & exam techniques; focus on IELTS Writing Task 1 & exam techniques.

Day 3: Focus on IELTS Writing Task 2 and exam techniques; focus on IELTS Listening and exam techniques; the importance of spelling; self-study and practice.

Day 4: Focus on IELTS Reading; focus on IELTS grammar and vocabulary; common mistakes at IELTS.

To apply please contact us on or telephone on 0161 236 7575.

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Course dates 2015

Please note that there are three IELTS teacher training courses in 2015 and there are limited places on each course.

  1. 16 February – 19 February (Fully Booked)
  2. 16  June – 19 June (Fully Booked)
  3. 26 October – 29 October

Paul Ames

Head of Academic English

Paul is from Manchester and has been teaching English for since 2006 after a 14 year career as a lawyer. He has taught English at university level and for large companies, both in the UK and abroad, notably in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia. Paul specialises in teaching IELTS preparation classes and Business English. His passions are travelling and Manchester United.

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