Workshop for Teachers

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!

We are currently planning our next seminar. 

Past seminars

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): February 18th  (Thursday) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. JST
  • 2nd Session (Writing) : February 25th (Thursday) 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

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. Thank you!

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

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

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 this workshop, please contact Juhi Gupta (Teacher Training Coordinator-IDP Education Japan).

E-Mail: juhi.g@idp.com