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 online course is made up of seven one-week modules.

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. 

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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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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Key Benefits of English Language Academy Courses

Dynamic, Practical Language Skills

Our individualized, skill-based placement system stimulates dynamic learning for students of varying levels of language proficiency with instruction that is tailored to their unique needs.

Sense of Community

Our faculty and staff engage students from around the globe in an enriching, high-quality educational experience where they also build friendships that help stimulate academic success.

Invested in Your Success

Our mission is to help each student thrive while developing the English language skills that position them to achieve personal, professional and academic goals.