How to Teach IELTS Visuals Course by Grade University

How to Teach IELTS Visuals

You can buy this Course for $ 69 or try Demo first

About the course

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Experienced, Expert

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

11 hours

The course is for teachers who are planning to teach IELTS, who have started doing it, and those with some experience of working with IELTS. The course will also be useful for those who are interested in deepening their understanding of IELTS visuals and the different aspects related to them.

The course is aimed at providing teachers with the knowledge of IELTS visuals  and the framework of teaching them to students. It explores the fundamentals of the Academic Writing task 1, which will help a teacher familiarise themselves with or deepen the understanding of important restrictions of IELTS visuals and different types of tasks students encounter in this part of the test, walks through the process of analysing task instructions and approaches to describing different kinds of visuals. Course participants will get the knack of how IELTS visuals are scored and practice doing this on their own. This knowledge and skills will enable teachers to deal with IELTS visuals at a more professional level, provide appropriate support at different stages of working with IELTS visuals, understand student problems and help solve them with a higher degree of effectiveness. The course also illustrates the tasks teachers can use in the classroom to assist students in understanding, planning and describing IELTS visuals.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Exams
  • Exam Preparation
  • Writing

Course authors and tutors

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Andrii Pigariev

Course Author

DOS, CELTA, CELT-P/S Course trainer, International speaking examiner, Conference speaker

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Yulia Chorna

Course Tutor

DELTA Module 1, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English

What's in the course?

  • Audio and video input with access to the script to make perception of information easy and engaging
  • Tasks of different formats to check comprehension of the input and place teachers both in students' and teachers' shoes.
  • Answer keys with clear explanations to tasks 
  • Scaffolded approach to processing information in each unit
  • Focus on a variety of IELTS visuals to analyse
  • Sample and model answers with analysis providing insight into how to write reports
  • Examples of classroom problems and teacher experiences with IELTS visuals
  • Knowledge bank to help keep key information at hand and organise it clearly
  • A final test to revise key aspects of the course in order to obtain a course certificate

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have been able to:

  • deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of IELTS visuals and their variety
  • better understand task requirements and organisation of reports on visuals
  • recognise the type of language that needs to be taught for each type of visual
  • better understand assessment criteria and how they are applied in practice
  • better understand how to organise the process of teaching IELTS visuals and what tasks to use at different stages 
  • recognise problems students have with IELTS visuals and find ways to tackle them

The skills you will learn:

  • identifying good and bad reports and why they are appropriate or inappropriate to the task
  • analysing tasks and describing visuals in line with the task requirements
  • assessing students' reports using official assessment criteria
  • providing feedback on student writing in a more professional way


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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