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Teacher training workshop by an IELTS expert

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.

IDP Education, the leading provider of IELTS, is pleased to announce a free online workshop for teachers of IELTS in Japan. We hope you will find it useful in your field!


Join us for free IELTS Teacher Webinars online

Official IELTS Experts present these online seminars. As an English language expert or IELTS teacher, you will understand how to use the public band descriptors as a teaching tool. You'll also become familiar with the IELTS marking and scoring criteria, and understand why test takers don’t achieve their desired band score. Overall, these workshops will increase IELTS test content and assessment terminology knowledge.


【NEW】IELTS Teacher Training: Introduction to IELTS

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Time & Date: Saturday 10th December 2022, 4:00pm – 7:00pm JST

Description:

 This 3-hour teacher training workshop is aimed at new-to-IELTS teachers and tutors. We will look briefly at the basic skills required to be successful when taking the listening, reading, and speaking parts of the IELTS test, with the primary emphasis on how to teach writing for IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 essays. The focus will be on important information for trainers and tutors to emphasize to their students. The session will include useful activities and teaching resources which trainers can take into the classroom and use immediately to improve students' skills and performance on the IELTS test.

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Dan Golden has spent over 14 years helping candidates prepare for the IELTS test by improving their English skills and developing their confidence in their own abilities. He spent 12 years in a variety of teaching and administrative roles with IDP English in Bangkok, consistently challenging and motivating students to do their very best. He is equally comfortable working with high school and college students, university lecturers, government officials, military officers, and corporate leaders. In addition to his roles as a teacher and an IELTS examiner, Dan has led multiple successful IELTS teacher training seminars in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently managing the IELTS preparation program for Wall Street English Thailand. Prior to moving to Bangkok in 2005, Dan worked in the corporate world in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, including Deloitte Consulting and The Charles Schwab Corporation. His understanding of the business world enables him to draw from a wealth of experience working with groups and individuals from a variety of backgrounds in teaching IELTS preparation courses as well as corporate classes and teacher training workshops.

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

Registration deadline: Thursday 8th December

*ZOOM login details will be provided in advance to attendees.

*This workshop is exclusively for teachers in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Juhi.

Juhi Gupta(IDP Education Japan/Teacher Training Coordinator)

Email: juhi.g@idp.com


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Teacher training workshop by an IELTS expert: Knowledge sharing and classroom activities to help students improve their IELTS test scores

Schedule:

  • Part 1 – Saturday, December 5, 2020 14: 00-17: 00 (JST) Listening and Reading

  • Part 2 – Saturday, December 12, 2020 14: 00-17: 00 (JST) Speaking and Writing

Description:

You are invited to attend a two-part workshop aimed at teachers in Japan who would like to support their students in improving their IELTS test scores. The workshop is designed to not only help you understand the basics of the test but will also provide ready-to-use tools and activities to assist you in the classroom. Both Japanese and non-Japanese teachers of English language are invited to attend the workshop, thus providing an opportunity to collaborate and learn together in a multicultural environment.

The first workshop will be based on the Listening and Reading parts of the test. The trainer will guide you while you work on some activities that can be used in your courses and will also discuss the crucial elements to focus on in order to help improve your students’ reading and listening skills.

The second workshop looks at the Writing and Speaking sections of the test. The trainer will discuss the various aspects of writing essays, including structuring and organising, and the areas that should be given special attention. There will also be a discussion on the Speaking section of the test and activities that your students can do to improve their speaking skills.

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Dan Golden has spent over 14 years helping candidates prepare for the IELTS test by improving their English skills and developing their confidence in their own abilities. He spent 12 years in a variety of teaching and administrative roles with IDP English in Bangkok, consistently challenging and motivating students to do their very best. He is equally comfortable working with high school and college students, university lecturers, government officials, military officers, and corporate leaders. In addition to his roles as a teacher and an IELTS examiner, Dan has led multiple successful IELTS teacher training seminars in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently managing the IELTS preparation program for Wall Street English Thailand. Prior to moving to Bangkok in 2005, Dan worked in the corporate world in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, including Deloitte Consulting and The Charles Schwab Corporation. His understanding of the business world enables him to draw from a wealth of experience working with groups and individuals from a variety of backgrounds in teaching IELTS preparation courses as well as corporate classes and teacher training workshops.

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

*ZOOM login details and handouts will be provided in advance to attendees.

Evaluating and Improving IELTS Writing and Speaking

Schedule:

  • 1st Session (Speaking): Thursday, February 18th, 2021 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. JST

  • 2nd Session (Writing) : Thursday, February 25th, 2021 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JST

Description:

This workshop is designed to provide support to IELTS teachers/trainers interested in gaining more in-depth knowledge on the Speaking and Writing sections of the IELTS test. Teachers that are keen on helping their students raise their band scores – in addition to improving their speaking and writing skills – would receive targeted advice from a trusted IELTS trainer who has many years of experience in this field.

The first session on the Speaking section of IELTS will focus on:

  • Analyzing the Speaking band descriptors.

  • Evaluating pre-recorded Speaking tests using the test criteria.

  • Group discussions in Breakout rooms on estimated band scores recorded by the participants.

  • Trainer-led discussion on classroom strategies for improving the test takers’ IELTS band scores.

The second session on the Writing section of IELTS will focus on:

  • Analyzing the Writing band descriptors for Task 1 and Task 2 respectively.

  • Assessing sample essays using the IELTS Writing criteria.

  • Group discussions in Breakout rooms on estimated band scores recorded by the participants.

  • Understanding how examiners look at the four different areas scored in each essay.

  • Trainer-led discussion on classroom strategies for improving the test takers’ scores.

  • How IELTS trainers can provide comprehensive feedback on test takers’ essays.

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

▶Registration is closed. Thank you!

*ZOOM login details and handouts will be provided in advance to attendees.

Professional development webinars for teachers

Schedule:

  • 22 May 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Listening, Reading, & Speaking

  • 29 May 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Writing

Description:

IDP IELTS is hosting two training sessions focused on introducing teachers in Japan to the IELTS test and how to help their students improve the four skills – Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. The training is provided by an IELTS expert, Dan Golden, who has many years of experience in the English teaching and testing field. These sessions will focus on familiarizing teachers with the Listening, Reading, Speaking, & Writing sections of the IELTS test and demonstrating how teachers can help their students prepare for the test.

The trainer will provide instruction on how to teach the above-mentioned skills to the students. The suggested activities and tools can be used to supplement the usual lessons that teachers need to teach as part of the curricula. Thus, after attending the webinars, the teachers should feel more confident about their ability to develop real-life language skills of their students, who might need them to meet their professional and social development goals. 

22 May 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Listening, Reading, & Speaking

  • Introduction to how IELTS tests Listening, Reading, and Speaking skills

  • Understanding the question types and test structure

  • Learning how teachers can support students to develop the skills required to tackle the questions

  • Analysing the level of language skills required to achieve a certain band score and filling the gap with targeted activities

  • Reviewing materials and content that can be used in the classrooms

29 May 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Writing

  • Introduction to the basics of Academic Writing as tested by IELTS

  • Learning how to help students develop their Writing skills step-by-step – starting from making simple sentences, moving on to making more complex sentences and finally transitioning to formulating paragraphs leading to writing complete essays.

  • Focusing on building basic Writing skills that can also be applied to IELTS Writing

  • Understanding the IELTS question types and structure without going too deep into the intricacies of IELTS Writing

  • Reviewing materials and content that can be used in the classrooms

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

Registration is closed. 

*ZOOM login details and handouts will be provided in advance to attendees.

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Professional development webinars for teachers

Schedule:

  • 4 December 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Listening, Reading, & Speaking

  • 11 December 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Writing

Description:

IDP IELTS is hosting two training sessions focused on introducing teachers in Japan to the IELTS test and how to help their students improve the four skills – Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. The training is provided by an IELTS expert, Dan Golden, who has many years of experience in the English teaching and testing field. These sessions will focus on familiarizing teachers with the Listening, Reading, Speaking, & Writing sections of the IELTS test and demonstrating how teachers can help their students prepare for the test.

The trainer will provide instruction on how to teach the above-mentioned skills to the students. The suggested activities and tools can be used to supplement the usual lessons that teachers need to teach as part of the curricula. Thus, after attending the webinars, the teachers should feel more confident about their ability to develop real-life language skills of their students, who might need them to meet their professional and social development goals. 

4 December 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Listening, Reading, & Speaking

  • Introduction to how IELTS tests Listening, Reading, and Speaking skills

  • Understanding the question types and test structure

  • Learning how teachers can support students to develop the skills required to tackle the questions

  • Analysing the level of language skills required to achieve a certain band score and filling the gap with targeted activities

  • Reviewing materials and content that can be used in the classrooms

11 December 2021 – 14:00 – 17:00 JST – Introduction to Writing

  • Introduction to the basics of Academic Writing as tested by IELTS

  • Learning how to help students develop their Writing skills step-by-step – starting from making simple sentences, moving on to making more complex sentences and finally transitioning to formulating paragraphs leading to writing complete essays.

  • Focusing on building basic Writing skills that can also be applied to IELTS Writing

  • Understanding the IELTS question types and structure without going too deep into the intricacies of IELTS Writing

  • Reviewing materials and content that can be used in the classrooms

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

▶ Registration for Saturday, December 4 has been closed. Please check your email on December 1 for the Zoom link and the link to download the materials.

*ZOOM login details and handouts will be provided in advance to attendees.

【February 8】 “IELTS Teacher Training: Learn from an IELTS author”

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Greg Archer, a co-author of Cambridge University Press' popular Mindset for IELTS series, joins us live from the UK for the next free IELTS Teacher Training workshop.

  • Get IELTS teaching tips from a Cambridge University Press author

  • Online interactive workshop

  • Receive a Certificate and Virtual Badge

Access to this workshop is limited to teachers from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Japan.

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Date: February 8, 2022 5pm-6pm (JST)

Trainer : Greg Archer/a co-author of Cambridge University Press' popular Mindset for IELTS series

Fee: Free

【March 24】Teacher training workshop by an IELTS expert: Introduction to IELTS ~Speaking & Writing~

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Schedule: Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:00~17:30 (JST)

Description:

This workshop will introduce the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS test to teachers who are curious about IELTS and/or would like to support their students in their test preparation. The trainer will discuss the various aspects of writing essays, including structuring and organising, and the areas that should be given special attention. There will also be a discussion on the Speaking section of the test and activities that your students can do to improve their speaking skills.

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Dan Golden has spent over 14 years helping candidates prepare for the IELTS test by improving their English skills and developing their confidence in their own abilities. He spent 12 years in a variety of teaching and administrative roles with IDP English in Bangkok, consistently challenging and motivating students to do their very best. He is equally comfortable working with high school and college students, university lecturers, government officials, military officers, and corporate leaders. In addition to his roles as a teacher and an IELTS examiner, Dan has led multiple successful IELTS teacher training seminars in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently managing the IELTS preparation program for Wall Street English Thailand. Prior to moving to Bangkok in 2005, Dan worked in the corporate world in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, including Deloitte Consulting and The Charles Schwab Corporation. His understanding of the business world enables him to draw from a wealth of experience working with groups and individuals from a variety of backgrounds in teaching IELTS preparation courses as well as corporate classes and teacher training workshops.

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM *Please join with your mic and video on as it is an interactive session

▶Registration is closed.

*ZOOM login details and handouts will be provided in advance to attendees.

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Juhi.

IDP Education Japan/Teacher Training Coordinator

Juhi Gupta

Email: juhi.g@idp.com

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IELTS Teacher Training: Advanced Speaking

This three-hour interactive session will focus on the Speaking part of the IELTS test.

We will:

- Discuss the three different parts of the Speaking test

- Look at the Speaking Band Descriptors and learn how they are used to evaluate the Speaking tests

Schedule: Aug 20, 2022 from 10:00 am AEST

Level: Advanced

Description: This three-hour session will focus on the Speaking part of the IELTS test. We will look at the three different parts of the Speaking test and what candidates must do to be successful in the test. We will then look closely at the Speaking band descriptors and evaluate several Speaking tests, discussing what the candidates did well and what each of them could do to improve their overall band score.

Trainer : Mr.Dan Golden/IDP official IELTS Master

Dan Golden has spent over 14 years helping candidates prepare for the IELTS test by improving their English skills and developing their confidence in their own abilities. He spent 12 years in a variety of teaching and administrative roles with IDP English in Bangkok, consistently challenging and motivating students to do their very best.

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM

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If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Juhi.

IDP Education/IELTS Teacher Training Coordinator

Juhi Gupta

Email: juhi.g@idp.com

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From Sentence to Essay – Helping students attain band score 5.5 in IELTS Writing Task 2

Date & Time: 8th October 2022; 3:00 to 5:30pm JST; 5:00 to 7:30 pm AEDT

Description: IDP IELTS is hosting an interactive webinar exclusively for school teachers in Japan aimed at teaching essential writing skills required to formulate comprehensive essays. The trainer will suggest ways to improve the basic world knowledge of the students while keeping pace with the prescribed classroom curriculum. The trainer will then show how to interpret an essay title and compile the arguments in logically laid out paragraphs which address all parts of an IELTS Writing Task 2 question. There will also be some focus on how the effective use of cohesive devices, referencing and substitution increase the overall cohesiveness of an IELTS essay.

Although this workshop is geared towards teaching relevant skills for the IELTS Writing test, the strategies discussed will be useful for academic essay writing in general. The trainer will demonstrate how teachers can apply these methodologies in their own classrooms and will share some sample resources that can be adapted to suit teachers’ individual requirements. Teachers will have peer discussions during the session and will get a chance to ask questions of the trainer before the end of the webinar.

Trainer : Deborah Ferris

Deborah Ferris is a distinguished language teacher trainer and has extensive experience training English teachers both locally and overseas. Originally from the UK, she is now based in Sydney and teaches Foundation Studies at a renowned university. In addition, she has experience teaching Freshman English at a top university in Turkey and worked as a teacher trainer with the Turkish Ministry of Education. Furthermore, Deborah has a close relationship with Japanese students and teachers as she was employed by the Tokyo Board of Education as a teacher trainer and visited Japan frequently to personally observe Japanese school teachers in their home classroom environments.

Fee: Free

Delivery Mode: ZOOM

A Zoom link will be sent to all applicants the day before the seminar from IDP.

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Juhi.

IDP Education/IELTS Teacher Training Coordinator

Juhi Gupta

Email: juhi.g@idp.com