IELTS Test Prep

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Online Self-Paced

Course Description

For many non-native English speakers who are applying to colleges and universities, taking the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a must. Our online IELTS Test Prep Course is ideal for all IELTS test-takers, particularly those who are hoping to improve their current score. This online course helps international students reach the required IELTS test score for admission into U.S. (and other) academic institutions.

Course Details

Course Format: This course is offered in an asynchronous, online format.

Curriculum: This course is offered to you as a fully online, self-paced and self-directed learning experience.

Instructors: USD faculty, experienced in online teaching techniques, provide a stimulating online learning environment. All instructors hold a Master's degree or higher.

Program Requirements: Intermediate level of English proficiency. 

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
ELCP-X702 – 012 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled N/A $765

IELTS Test Prep

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced

Course materials and/or eBook fees included.

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Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the New Student Orientation and your online class.

What You Will Learn

  • Apply strategies for each task and question type on the IELTS exam.
  • Summarize main ideas and major points to respond to IELTS questions.
  • Describe data in graphic form.
  • Use appropriate transitions and organizational structure.
  • Produce independent writing and speaking responses to IELTS prompts.
  • Utilize essay-writing skills that conform to the IELTS scoring guidelines.
  • Take IELTS practice tests


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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