Master IELTS General: Letters

For IELTS Teachers
What to do with IELTS letters? How to teach? How to assess?
How to make a letter more natural?
What vocabulary and grammar to teach?

Dates: September 15 - October 13, 2023

This course will give you the answers to your IELTS Letter questions.

There are only a few books on IELTS General and it’s usually hard to understand how to help our students with letters.

So, after this course, you’ll have a very clear idea and knowledge what to do and what books/sources/materials to use.

- No fluff (“water”), only what you really need for your classes
- Letter tricks and life hacks for 7.0-9.0
- Assessment and Methodology
- You can watch the recordings if can’t make it live
What will I get?
  • You’ll get really useful materials to use in your classes.
  • You’ll get insights into how to write IELTS General letters for 7.0-9.0.
  • You’ll get 5 live Zoom sessions with Maria + Recordings.
What will I learn?
  • You’ll know what to do in your classes.
  • You’ll learn about the “score killers”.
  • You’ll know how to assess letters.
  • You’ll understand the criteria in more depth.
  • You’ll be able to help your students with letters.
  • You’ll be able to grade your students’ letters much more easily.
Who is this course for?
For new and experienced IELTS teachers who have General IELTS students. The course is useful even if you've prepared students for letters. There are some interesting lifehacks and tricks to jazz up your letter classes.
Why this course?
After the course, you'll become confident with IELTS letters and will have a very clear idea of how to help your General IELTS students with Writing Task 1.

The course saves your time as there are ready made materials for your classes e.g., handouts, grammar structures, formal/informal words.

IELTS Letters Programme

Dates: September 15 - October 13, 2023

Live Zoom once a week on Fridays at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3

The course lasts for 4 weeks + 6 months after the course you have access to all the materials.   
All the course materials are on the online platform which you have access to.

You can cover the material at your own pace and come back to any unit when you want.

Training Sessions are in English and live. 1 Session is ~1.5 hours.
You can watch the recordings if you can’t make it live.

Session 1

Live Zoom Session: 15.09 at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3
What you didn’t know about IELTS Letters
  • Format, types, tone, score killers

Session 2

Live Zoom Session: 22.09 at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3
Structure, Organisation and Grammar
  • How to structure any letter
  • Openers and closers
  • Functional language
  • What grammar to teach

Session 3

Live Zoom Session: 29.09 at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3
Letter Types
  • Apology, Complaint, Advice, Request, Thank you letters
  • Correcting typical Errors
  • Magical life hacks to make a letter natural (yes, there are some tricks here you should know)

Session 4

Live Zoom Session: 06.10 at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3
  • Understanding these vague band descriptors
  • Score killers
  • Grading letters (practice)

Session 5

Live Zoom Session: 13.10 at 10.00-11.30 UTC+3
  • What books to use
  • What to do in classes
  • Activities/games for your students
  • A checklist for letters

13.10 - 13.04.2024

All the Course materials are available to you for further studies.

What certificate will I get?

You’ll get the certificate from Maria.
Here it is:



IELTS Expert: Maria Molashenko
- 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
- Academic Director at an Official IELTS Test Centre for 8 years
- Maria has trained IELTS teachers for over 5 years and is a self-employed trainer
- Founder of
- IELTS Speaking for Success Podcaster


Please read this FAQ before signing up
What certificate will I get?
You’ll get the certificate from Maria. Here it is:

Sign up

1. Pay for the course (below)
2. You’ll get an email with the links to sessions within 10-15 minutes (please check your promotions folder and spam box)
3. You will get another email on 15.09 (after our 1st meeting) with access link to the online platfrom where I will be uploading the recordings

Master IELTS General: Letters

Online, Zoom
  • 5 Live Zoom Sessions (7,5 hours)
  • 5 Recordings
  • Handouts and letter samples
  • Access to the materials: 6 months (you can download them)
  • Certificate from Maria
  • BONUS: Coherence/Cohesion session for free (recording)

Have a question?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us