A Three-Step Approach...

We assess your proficiency in Writing, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. We give you a Band Score in each of these four skills. This assessment is important because it makes you aware of your strengths (i.e. the skills where you performing well), and your weaknesses (i.e. the skills where you need to improve).

After making you aware of where you stand right now (i.e. what your Band Score in Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Speaking is), we discuss with you where you want to go (i.e. what you need to score in each skill). This comparison will help you identify gaps in your knowledge.

Once you know where you are right now (i.e. your current IELTS Band Score) and where you want to go (i.e. the Band Score you need), we discuss HOW you can go there. Depending on your individual needs, we focus on the areas where you need to improve and show you what you can do to improve your listening, and/or reading, and/or writing, and/or speaking skills.

A Strategy-based Approach...

A strategy-based approach to teaching IELTS takes at its focus the concept of learner independence. During each class, we show you how you can complete different listening and reading exercises, how to write a thesis statement, topic sentence, coherent body paragraphs, as well as how to answer IELTS Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Interview Questions. You practice the strategies at home and see how the strategies are working for you. If you believe a certain strategy is not helping you enough, you discuss this with the teacher and together you find another way that works for you. The strategy-based approach places the emphasis on students finding out which strategies are effective for them and in which situations.

Are Strategy-based Courses for me?

IELTS Strategy-based courses are ideal for test takers who...

want a model to follow to write their IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 essays

want to learn the strategies that show you what to do to find the answers in the IELTS Listening Test

are willing to attend two three-hour IELTS classes every week

can learn from model answers how to do well in the IELTS Speaking Test

need reading strategies that show you how and where to find the answers in the IELTS Reading Test

are willing to complete homework at home for seven days spending around 40-60 minutes per day

Register for a Course - We offer a Satisfied or Reimbursed Policy

“The IELTS School of Toronto” offers a “Satisfy-or-Money-Back” Policy. All students who are not satisfied with our teaching approach are eligible for a full refund when they complete a Withdrawal/Refund Request Form within the first two weeks of a course.