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Exclusive access for teachers 

IELTS is one of the four English language proficiency tests that are attracting increasing attention in Japan, and is known for its high international validity as an English proficiency test for study abroad and immigration. The high quality of the test has been highly evaluated by universities in Japan, and it is now being used for AO and recommendation entrance examinations. For this reason, there is a growing demand from English teachers of high school and university students to learn how to teach IELTS effectively.

We have the tools that can help you teach your students. We hope you will find it useful in your field!

Subsidized tests

We offer 8,500 yen subsidy for English teachers. Find out more.

Free teacher workshops 

Register for free IDP IELTS teacher workshops. We’ll guide you through the public band descriptors. And, we’ll give you examples how IELTS is scored. You’ll learn valuable tips that you can use in the classroom. So, learn from IELTS experts to pass it onto your students. With IELTS, we train the trainer. 

 Free IELTS Teacher Webinars

Free IELTS Teacher Training Program  

IDP Education has developed a special IELTS Teacher Training Program, recognised by English Australia for 40 Continuing Professional Development points. This CPD Framework is a professional development tool for ELICOS teachers. The program has also been awarded a NEAS Quality Endorsement

Teaching Resources 

Anything from our comprehensive guide to teach IELTS, to tailored lesson plans: we have the resources you need to teach IELTS. When you register with IELTS as a teacher, we’ll share new resources when they become available. Therefore, you’ll be the first to know when we have something new! 

Information about the IELTS test 

When you teach IELTS, you want information that is up-to-date. So, why not get it straight from the source? IDP Education is one of the proud co-owners of IELTS. Consequently, we have the tools that can help you teach your students.

Tips for teachers 


Make sure that your students: 

  • Think about the context before they listen and identify the type of information they will need to listen for 

  • Read the questions before they hear the text and use the time between each section to prepare for the following section 


Make sure that your students: 

  • Analyse the question carefully and plan their answer before starting to write 

  • Keep in mind the reader and the purpose when writing 

  • Structure their writing logically and clearly 

  • Decide on a position and use examples and evidence to support points they make in task 2 

  • Are familiar with the assessment criteria  


Make sure that your students: 

  • Feel confident and remind them to relax and enjoy the conversation with the examiner 

  • Listen carefully to the questions 

  • Use fillers and hesitation devices if they need ‘thinking time’ before answering 

  • Realise it is their language level, not their opinions which are being evaluated 

  • Are familiar with the assessment criteria 


Make sure that your students: 

  • Use reading skills such as skimming and scanning – they will need to use these skills to answer all the questions in 1 hour 

  • Know how best to approach each type of reading task 

  • Answer the questions and transfer their answers to the answer sheet within the time allowed