IELTS Academic Writing Course for Teachers

In-depth understanding of how to
- describe IELTS Graphs
- write high level essays
Your path to "I do know how to do it"

17 September – 05 November 2022

Who is this course for?

Teachers who are new to IELTS and want to start teaching IELTS students

Teachers who have taught IELTS and would like to become IELTS Experts

Experienced Teachers who want to become IELTS writing experts to help their students achieve 7.0-9.0.

Also this Course is for:

- Teachers with a minimum language level B2 on the CEF
- Teachers who want to take IELTS and get 7.5-9.0 for IELTS Writing
- IELTS teachers who want to upgrade their writing and finally understand how to write graphs and essays
Can you help your IELTS students with graphs if you have NO idea how to describe them?
Can you teach your students how to structure an essay when you have doubts about it yourself?

There is so much information about IELTS writing and what to do to get a high score...What to believe?!
If you feel you're drowning in this IELTS sea and want to learn how to describe graphs and write essays,
this quality course is for you.
The Truth:
To teach IELTS writing effectively, you should know how to describe graphs and write essays.
To grade your students' writing, you should know what good writing is like and what good and bad answers are like.

More IELTS Truth:
IELTS students usually ask if you've taken IELTS yourself and what band you got.
Taking the test and having 8.0-8.5 for writing does earn their trust and looks fantastic on your CV/social media.

If you prepare students for IELTS who want 6.0-7.0, your own score should be 8.0+.
This gives you confidence and expert knowledge.

This course is the answer to all your doubts and questions about IELTS writing.

IELTS Writing Task 1 - Graphs

You will learn how to describe all IELTS Graphs
- Pie Charts
- Line Graphs
- Bar Charts
- Tables
- Mixed Graphs
- Processes
- Cycles
- Maps

IELTS Writing Task 1 Lessons include:

- All IELTS Graph Types
- Task Requirements
- Structure and how to choose key features
- How to choose key features if you have lots of numbers
- Overview Must knows: how to write an effective overall statement?
- Posh Vocabulary and Grammar
- IELTS Writing Criteria
- Typical Errors and examples of high level answers
- 8 Videos from my online course on graphs (FREE on this course)
- Unique materials and handouts

All my experience and knowledge from IELTS Nile course, my own checked writing from an ex IELTS examiner and my extensive IELTS work since 2012.

Most popular questions answered:

I don't understand these graphs..what can I do?
How do I structure Writing Part 1?
What does it mean "the main features"? How do I know which features are the main ones in a graph?
Where is it better to write the overview?
How can I write an overview for an 8.0-9.0? Examples?
How to choose the main features in Writing Task 1?
If pie charts have many sections, do I describe them all? Can I omit some details?
What's the difference between overview and conclusion? Why aren't they the same?
Can I add the reasons to the graph description?
How can I describe a cycle/process if I don't understand them?

IELTS Writing Task 2 - Essays

You'll learn how to write quality IELTS essays
- Advantages and Disadvantages

- Agree-Disagree

- Problems-Solutions

- Discuss both views and give your opinion
- Positive or Negative Development

- Two-question

- Causes-Solutions

- Other possible questions

IELTS Writing Task 2 Lessons include:

- Typical IELTS Essay Questions
- Essay Task Requirements
- How to plan?
- How to address the task to ensure 7.0+?
- Essay Structure: how to write an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion
- How to support your ideas effectively
- Examples in essays: all myths busted, what examples to include? Can you write about fake statistics?
- Effective linking: what NOT to do for a high score
- Hedging: what is it and how to use it?
- Referencing: why is it important? Examples of effective referencing
- Common grammar errors in essays
- Paraphrasing Must Knows
- Posh Vocabulary and Grammar
- IELTS Writing Criteria

Most popular questions answered:

How many essay types are there? What do you call them?  
How do I structure agree/disagree essays?
What about other essays? What structure to follow?
What's the best structure for my essay?
Is it a must to write my opinion in the introduction?
Should I write an alternative view to make the essay balanced?
How to write an effective conclusion? Would 1 sentence be enough?
Where can I get a list of all essay topics?
What's the correct way of writing an IELTS essay?
Can I give my opinion using "I think that...", "I agree"?
How many examples do I use in an essay?
Should I write an example in every paragraph?
Can I make up the examples?
Besides in-depth look into both parts of IETLS Writing, we will go through a number of questions teachers ask me all the time when it comes to teaching
- What does high level linking mean?
- How many mistakes can I make for 8.0-9.0?
- Do you have a list of linking words I could tell my students to use?
- What's mechanical linking?  
- Can I use "On the other hand," without using "on the one hand"?
- What linking words should I use for a 7.0-9.0?
- What less common words should I use for 7.0-9.0?

- I don't understand these Criteria! Do you have them in simple language?
- Translate the Criteria into normal language, please!!!
- What do I do if I don't see all the mistakes?

- What is referencing? Why is it important? What band is it if there is no referencing?
- What is overgeneralizing? And how is it connected to IELTS writing?
- What should I know about punctuation to get 7.0-9.0?

- If a student has poor handwriting, will it lower their score?

Homework: Essay Check

You can take this course WITH homework (your essays checked) or WITHOUT it. Your homework on this course is writing reports and essays (Writing Task 1 and 2)

Option 1. With Homework (with Essay Check)
You'll write at least 7 pieces (graphs/essays) which will be checked by the trainer.
You will get:
- Comments on Structure and Paragraphing
- You'll have your grammar, vocabulary and punctuation corrected
- Comments on 4 IELTS Writing Assessment Criteria
- Estimated Band for your essay/graph
After each class you'll write an essay/graph and will get detailed feedback.

Option 2. Without Homework (NO Essay Check)
You go through the full training program (videos+Zoom sessions+WhatsApp chat) without writing reports/essays.
NO writing tasks and NO feedback.
If you want to have your essays checked, you can get the essay check separately:
1 graph/essay = 15 USD
It's optional and you decide to take it or not.
You can get as many essays checked as you want and it would be a great addition to the course (if you wish).
Essay marking does take time and effort, that's why we give you a choice.

By the end of the course you will

Graphs
  • Feel more confident with IELTS Graphs
  • Know how to describe all IELTS Graphs
  • Know THE method of writing about any graph
  • Understand that you CAN describe a graph
  • Get insights into structure, linking, posh vocabulary and grammar for a high score
Essays
  • Know what IELTS Essays are all about
  • Get insights into essay structure
  • Know how to write effective body paragraphs
  • Know what examples to include
  • Feel much more confident marking your students' essays
  • Get secrets of a high level essay with dos and don'ts

Course Components

Zoom Sessions

8 interactive Zoom sessions which will be recorded

Webinars and Videos

Recorded IELTS Webinars and Videos

Homework

Homework is writing essays and getting feedback. You can choose to take this course WITH or WITHOUT homework.

Teaching Materials

Unique downloadable teaching materials

Worksheets for Students

Downloadable worksheets for students to use in your classes

Exclusive chat

WhatsApp chat where you can ask questions

The Course Trainer

IELTS Expert: Maria Molashenko

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- IELTS Teacher since 2012
- Nile (UK) qualified IELTS Expert
- IELTS Academic: 8,5 (9.0 for Speaking)
- An experienced CELTA Trainer
- DELTA (3 Modules), NILE Certified IELTS Instructor
- IELTS Speaking for Success Podcaster
- Academic Director at an Official IELTS Test Centre for 8 years
- Maria has trained IELTS teachers for over 5 years
- Founder of Yourielts
- IELTS Speaking for Success Podcaster

Maria's Teacher Training Career

Reviews

(November 2021 - February 2022)

Course Programme

17 September – 05 November 2022

Live Zoom once a week on Saturdays at 11.00-12.30 UTC+3

- Online classes take place on Zoom
- Support Chat is on WhatsApp
- All classes are in English

Lesson 1

September 17, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 1: How to master IELTS Line Graphs
  • Task Requirements
  • Evergreen structure and where to write the overview
  • How to choose the key features: magic methods
  • How write a high level overview
  • Ping Pong comparison style or how to compare effectively
  • “Posh” vocabulary and grammar

Lesson 2

September 24, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 1: IELTS Tables and Pie charts
  • How to choose key features if you have lots of numbers
  • Tables and Pies Life hacks: how to describe them?
  • Overview for 7.0-9.0
  • “Special” vocabulary for pies
  • Examples of high level tables/pies reports
  • IELTS Writing Criteria

Lesson 3

October 1, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 1: Processes, Cycles and Maps
  • What to write for 7.0-9.0
  • Life hacks: do you describe ALL the stages/features?
  • Examples of IELTS processes, cycles and maps
  • How to write an overview for processes, cycles and maps
  • High level vocabulary and grammar

Lesson 4

October 8, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 1: Bar Charts and Mixed Graphs + Graphs Revision
  • How to satisfy Task Achievement criterion
  • How to choose the key features
  • How to connect 2 graphs and where
  • How write a high level overview if you have 2 graphs
  • Graphs Revision

Lesson 5

October 15, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 2: Agree/disagree Essay + Positive or Negative Trend
  • Task Requirements dos and don’ts
  • Structure: how to write an introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion
  • How to support your ideas, what examples to write
  • How to satisfy Task Response criterion
  • Effective linking: what NOT to do for a high score
  • How to plan before writing
  • “Posh” Vocabulary and Grammar 7.0-9.0

Lesson 6

October 22, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 2: Discuss both views and give your opinion
  • How to write a good introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion
  • What is effective linking (examples)
  • How to satisfy coherence/cohesion criterion
  • Hedging (what is it and how to use it?)
  • Referencing: why is it important? Examples
  • Typical Errors with punctuation
  • What is “distancing” and where/how to use it

Lesson 7

October 29, 11.00-12.30 (Moscow time)
IELTS Writing Task 2: Advantages and disadvantages Essay
  • Different kinds of this essay
  • How to write effective body paragraphs and develop your ideas fully
  • How to link the ideas for 7.0-9.0
  • Common grammar errors
  • Paraphrasing must knows
  • IELTS writing criteria

Lesson 8

November 5, 11.00-12.30 (UTC +3)
IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay: Problems/Solutions and Causes/Solutions
2-question essays and other possible essay questions
  • Structure and paragraphing
  • How are these essays different from others
  • What other questions can there be in IELTS essays?
  • Common essay topics: is there a list?

Enrollment

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Online

Zoom Sessions + Video Course
NO essay marking, NO homework
270 USD
  • 8 Weeks of training
  • 8 Live Zoom Sessions: 12 hours
  • 8 lessons on Graphs from IELTS Writing Course
  • Zoom Sessions recordings
  • IELTS handouts and unique materials
  • WhatsApp Support Chat
  • NO essay marking
  • NO homework

Online

Zoom Sessions + Video Course
WITH Essay Marking / Homework
400 USD
  • 8 Weeks of training
  • 8 Live Zoom Sessions: 12 hours
  • 8 lessons on Graphs from IELTS Writing Course
  • Zoom Sessions recordings
  • IELTS handouts and unique materials
  • WhatsApp Support Chat
  • Homework marking: 7 writing works checked
  • Feedback on checked essays

Questions?

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