July 2019 was a busy and productive month for the group of 17 Saudi teachers who attended our 4-week IELTS Preparation Course at the College. For some this was the first time they would prepare for and sit the IELTS Test. For others, it was an opportunity to refresh their skills and strategies and hopefully improve their IELTS scores.
With a focus on skills practice across all four skills, Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking, the teachers used a wide variety of online and written resources, and they worked creatively in groups and pairs to practice IELTS' strategies.
Feedback from teachers was positive, most of them feeling the time they spent in the four weeks was worth the effort. Some of them sat the IELTS Test as soon as the course ended and others plan to do so in the future. All teachers participated with the same enthusiasm and commitment that they use in teaching our students. We are certainly fortunate to share teaching and learning in our college with these wonderful ladies!