IELTS Coach – Frequently asked questions
Course structure and content
Q: How does the course work?
A: You study through Live Online Classes and Online Activities. There are 12 hours of live online classes with a teacher for Speaking and Writing test practice on this course. There are also 30 hours of guided online activities for Listening and Reading test practice over four weeks. You complete a set of online activities each week at your own pace. You attend the live online classes with the teacher as per your weekly course schedule. Usually, classes are held either once a week for three hours or twice a week for 1.5 hours each.
We offer two different modules or courses for IELTS Coach, one will help prepare for IELTS Academic and the other for IELTS General Training exam.
Q: How will this course help me?
A: On this course you will improve your test awareness, understand the exam format and develop test-taking strategies. You will learn about the test format and assessment criteria for IELTS Speaking and Writing during the live classes. You will practice speaking during the live classes and can write and get feedback on two essays. You will also get advice on further resources to help you with this skill.
You will also review useful grammar and vocabulary and access online activities for Listening and Reading sections of the test on the app.
Q: How many classes are there in a course?
A: Each course has 12 hours of live classes and 30 hours of guided online activities.
Q: Are these courses for adults?
A: Yes, the myEnglish, myEnglish Workplace and IELTS Coach courses are for adult learners, i.e., those over 18 years of age. Learners younger than 18 years will not be permitted on the course.
Q: What levels is the IELTS Coach course for?
A: IELTS Coach course is available for those at Intermediate level of English and above. The course focuses on test practice, strategies and tips, not language development.
Q: How many students are in a class and how will I communicate with them?
A: Our courses have a maximum of 20 students in a class. This ensures that each student has ample time to practice in class and get individual attention from the teacher.
You will meet and interact with your teachers and classmates during the live online classes using your mic and speakers.
Q: What is the course fee for each module?
A: The price for each course or module is INR 4,750 per course for a student.
Q: Can I get a demo session of the course?
A: We run course demos every week. You can sign up to the upcoming webinars and course demos here: https://www.britishcouncil.in/events/digitally-english-webinar-series
Q: Do we have live classes, or do we get recordings of classes in these courses?
A: You will get to attend live online classes in the course. We use Zoom to deliver our live online classes which allows you to interact with your teacher and classmates. The experience is like being in any British Council class, there is a lot of interaction and opportunities to practice and work together.
Q: Which course should I choose from the two options? What is covered in each course?
A: We offer two different modules or courses for IELTS Coach. One will help prepare for IELTS Academic and the other for IELTS General Training exam. Choose the course based on the type of IELTS exam you are going to take.
General Training Module
(Intermediate and above)
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
Work towards the band score you need with the IELTS Coach General Training module. You’ll develop the ability to write letters and well-structured essays on this course while building your vocabulary on a variety of topics.
Practice speaking skills for all three sections of the Speaking test and get feedback. You will also practice Reading and Listening test questions, and improve your grammar as well as test-taking strategies.
Academic Training Module
(Intermediate and above)
The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment.
Work towards the band score you need with the IELTS Coach Academic module. You will develop the ability to analyse data and visuals to write a clear report. You will also learn to structure your ideas and arguments in opinion and discursive essays. Practice speaking on a variety of topics for all three sections of the Speaking test and get feedback. You will also practice Reading and Listening test questions, and improve your vocabulary and grammar as well as test strategies.
Q: I am at Pre-Intermediate level but the IELTS Coach course is not offered at this level. What can I do?
A: If you are at the Pre-intermediate level, you can join the myEnglish course to help you improve your overall English skills. This will help you towards your preparation for IELTS because only if you improve your English will you be able to score higher in the test.
Q. Does the IELTS Coach course prepare me for the paper-based or computer-based IELTS examination?
A: You can join IELTS Coach whether you are going to take the paper-based or computer-based IELTS test. This course will prepare you for all the four sections of the test – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Enrolling in a course
Q: How do I enrol in a course?
A: First, visit the course page on our website. Then click on the ‘get started’ button to complete the online level test and find out your level. You will see all the course modules available at your level. Choose the course timing that suits you, add it to your cart, fill in your contact details and complete your payment online.
Q: What are the course timings?
A: We have a range of course timings available from morning to evening with live online classes on the weekdays or weekends. When you complete the online level check, you will find out your level. You can then see available course timings for your level that you can choose from.
Q: Can I change the date of my course after enrolling on it?
A: We only allow transfers as per our terms and conditions under exceptional circumstances. We have a range of weekday and weekend options available for our courses. So please choose your course timing carefully.
Q: Can I go for a different level from what I scored in the level check?
A: No, learners should join the course at their level to ensure the best learning outcomes.
Q: Does the Covid-19 lockdown affect my course?
A: Our online courses will be delivered during the lockdown and there won’t be any disruption for you. You can attend these courses from the comfort of your home.
Joining classes and accessing materials
Q. What are the learning materials that come with the course?
The IELTS Coach course has comprehensive and interactive online study activities (over 30 hours). You will also receive a student book and guide to help you make the most out of the course. You will have access to the online course materials for 8 weeks after enrolment. This will ensure that you will be able to access the online course materials even after the course has finished.
Q: Once I buy the course, how do I join the classes and get the materials?
A: You will receive an email with your access to the course website. You’ll have access to course materials and live class links on the course website. Please check your email regularly so you don’t miss important course updates.
Q: I have a limited bandwidth internet connection. Can I join the course?
A: You need a broadband connection or a 4G mobile connection to join the course.
Q: If I miss a class, will I get a recording of it?
A: To ensure the privacy of our students, we do not record classes. Details about the topics covered are available in the student book and your teacher will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Q: Will I get a certificate after I complete the course? Will it be a physical or e-certificate?
A: For IELTS Coach, the student is eligible to receive an e-certificate for course participation only if he/she attends a minimum of 6 hours of Live Online Classes.
A: No, the course access or login is meant for the learner who has signed up for the course only.
Q: Who can I talk to for more information on the course?
For course related queries, please call 0120-4569000 / 6684353, Mon-Sat 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.