LEVEL: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced (Academic)
CREDIT HOURS: 144 hours
COURSE CODES: IELTS-P 211 &212
COURSE DURATION: Three (3) Months
NO. OF LESSONS: 36
Course Description and Objectives:
Qalam Educational and Technical Center (QETC) is an international recognised academic institute with partnership with JP International Examinations in the UK and Al-Madina International University in Malaysia. The institute offer diploma and certificate courses in the areas of English language (i.e. UK Functional English, Applied Spoken English, English for Doctors, English for Journalist, Academic Writing, IELTS, TOEFL and SAT preparation, etc.), Journalism and ICT. It is the only college in the country where all academic staff are professionals with foreign exposure. The main campus of QETC is located at Total Area, Jiciir Road in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
This IELTS Preparation course is a three-month program, which focuses on the development and enhancement of skills in conventional academic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will generally learn how to utilise their language learning skills, especially as an L2 user, in any academic context(s), specifically at college or university level, where English is used majorly as a medium of instruction. From QETC track record, none of our students has got less than 6.5 band in the main IELTS exams.
Certification: All participants who successfully complete the course will be certified.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- build up academic related vocabulary and ideas suitable for writing any given academic topics
- use language to convey specific messages to intended audiences;
- use appropriate linguistic tools to present and communicate ideas in English formerly or informally.
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic grammatical rules
- assess their own speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, especially for academic clarity and
- choose specific language as well as writing and speaking techniques that make communication more successful, as they speak and
- plan and write clear, concise, and correct academic documents and papers that exhibit global or university standard academic writing skills
- effectively and efficiently use gesture and verbal communication skills to convey messages orally, with and without the aid of multimedia
- develop spelling, vocabulary and pronunciation skills to aid independent listening skills in both academic and non-academic contexts.
Individual reading and writing assignments (6 assignments worth 5% each) 30%
Individual classwork (quizzes) 60%
Speaking Tests (2 per semester) 10%
Requirements for Graded Work:
- Group Work/Presentation: The purpose of group work is to enhance your skill in working collaboratively. When a group-based assignment forms part of your evaluation for a grade, all members of the group will receive the same grade. Any exception to this policy, such as adjustments for relative contribution, will be specified in writing prior to the grading.
- Individual autographic and auditory assignment: The individual assignment or work grade will be based on in-class innovative and applied oral and written responses to given tasks, which encourages audience active participation
- Note: Students are expected to attend all classes in which they are enrolled. Attending class is an important part of the learning process in this course. Attendance exposes you to material not in the readings, to your classmates’ insights and helps clarify material that can lead to better performance in the course. Students with unexcused absences from more than one class session will be penalized with a reduction of 5% of the presentation component. More than five absences will result to 25% off the individual assignment component. And the penalty for having more than four (4) absences monthly is denial to sit monthly and final
- Classwork: Please note that just submitting your assignments is not enough to warrant a full grade. You must ensure your work is academically and creatively presented (where necessary) in order to gain full marks.
- End of the Month and Final Exams: This covers 40% of the total grades.
- Lectures 17
- Quizzes 21
- Duration 144 hours
- Skill level Upper Intermediate and Advance
- Language English
- Students 45
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Lesson 1 Week 1 4
Academic Reading - Skimming, scanning and matching headings
Lesson 2 Week 1 - Introduction to IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 4
How to interpret a bar chart and a table
Lesson 1 Week 2 - IELTS Grammar and Vocabulary 10
Grammar and Vocabulary
Lesson 1 Week 2 - IELTS Writing Task 1 5
Interpretation of graphs and charts with or without number
Week 3 Lesson 1- IELTS Advance 4
IELTS Listening - Section 1
Week 3 - Lesson 2 - IELTS Speaking Part 3 2
General Introduction to IELTS Speaking Part 3
Month 2 Wk 1 L1- Grammar and Vocabulary - 7
Media and Communication
1st Monthly Exams 2
IELTS Reading and Listening