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 review useful grammar and vocabulary. You will also 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. To be specific, you must be 18 years of age or above to join these courses. Learners younger than 18 years will not be permitted on the course.

Q: Will these courses help me with specific skills like public speaking, personality development etc?

A: Through our English courses, you will improve your overall communication skills and build your accuracy and fluency to converse in English. You will be able to apply this to a variety of situations and present your ideas more confidently and clearly.  

Q: What levels is the IELTS Coach course for?

A: IELTS Coach course is available for those at the 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

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 going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work 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 look at writing letters and well-structured essays on this course. You do this 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  for 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: 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. That is 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.

Q: I am looking for a longer course. What are the options for me?

A: All our courses are available at multiple levels. After you complete one course, you can sign up for another module within the same or another course. We encourage our students to continue their learning so they can progress in their language skills by re-registering onto further courses. We send our students email communication on how to re-register when your course is about to end. Your teacher will also share information with you. Please do contact our customer service if you require further help with re-registration to your next course.

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 and add it to your cart. Then, 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. You can also choose from 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 cases. 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: What to do if a course is not available at my level?

A: Contact our Customer Service team at 0120- 4569000/ 6684353. Our lines are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST. 

Q. How do I choose which module to select from my level?

A: You can learn more about the details of modules available at different levels on this page. Also, after you complete your online level check, you will be shown the description of the modules available at your level again so that you can select the module based on your requirements. 

Q: My online payment was not successful. What can I do?

A: Contact our Customer Service team at 0120- 4569000/ 6684353. Our lines are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST. 

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. How do I log into my course and get access to the learning materials once I have registered?

A: Upon completing your course registration, you would have received an email with a link to set up your account username and password. You would have also received a separate email with joining instructions for your live classes and access to learning materials. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours from the time of registration to receive these emails. Do check your spam/junk email folders for emails from noreply@britishcouncil.org

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. Your teacher will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Q: Will I get a certificate after I complete the course? Will it be physical or e-certificate?

A: A student is eligible to receive an e-certificate for participation after attending minimum 6 hours of Live Online Classes.

Q: Can more than one person access a single course login at a time?

A: No, the course access or login is meant for the learner who has signed up for the course only.

Q: How can I re-register for a course?

A: We send our students email communication on how to re-register when your course is about to end. Your teacher will also share information with you. Please do contact our customer service if you require further help with re-registration to your next course. 

Our teachers and statement of approach

Q: What kind of experience and qualifications do your teachers have? 

A: Our teaching team comprises a diverse and varied group of English speakers. They have the knowledge, skills and experience to develop the language communication skills and learning strategies of our learners. All British Council teachers and trainers are fully proficient in English. In addition to a first degree, they all hold international English language teaching and online teaching qualifications. They also hold additional qualifications such as Master's degrees, DELTA and CELTYL.

We have been helping students around the world for over 80 years. Our teachers receive continuous professional development on employing the latest teaching methodologies, techniques and technologies for teaching modern, real-life English. 

When you learn with the British Council, you are learning with the English experts you can trust. 

Q: What is your Statement of Approach? 

A: In British Council classrooms, learners succeed in their language learning because teachers: 

  • set realistic goals with and for their learners 
  • inform learners of the aims and purpose of learning activities 
  • Create a positive and inclusive learning environment. In the classroom learners learn with and from each other. We also help learners feel confident using English in the classroom. 
  • make lessons engaging, personally relevant and appropriately challenging 
  • help learners develop intercultural awareness and understanding 
  • help learners develop a positive and persevering attitude towards their English language learning 
  • use a variety of resources and technologies to meet their learners’ needs 
  • help learners identify the strategies that suit them best to become successful and autonomous language learners 
  • give timely and constructive feedback on learning and progress 
  • encourage learners to reflect systematically and regularly upon their learning and progress. 

Customer support

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.

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