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IELTS for teachers

Support for English language teachers preparing students for the IELTS test

Learn more about IELTS, access resources to help you with test preparation and find out about professional development opportunities through examining and research.

Preparing your students

IELTS preparation for students

About the test

There are two IELTS versions, so your students can choose English language test that is directly relevant to the context in which it will be used:

    Two types of IELTS test to choose from 

    Find out more about what’s in the test

    Find out how IELTS is assessed

    Teaching tips

    To be considered for the IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship applicants are required to submit a description of educational material they have created and used to prepare prospective IELTS candidates for taking the test. This inspired us to film our own activities for the IELTS classroom. We hope you find them useful and they may even inspire you to apply for the 2020 IATEFL scholarship.

    Teaching tips

    Teacher development

    There are many professional development opportunities for teachers through IELTS examining or research.

    Becoming an IELTS Examiner

    Grants and awards 

    Guide for teachers

    The Guide for teachers provides further information about the test and offers detailed descriptions of test scores. It includes tips from teachers on how to prepare students for IELTS.