Language commands attention, and fluency in a particular language – English – commands utmost respect. English, after all, is the widely spoken language of an increasingly globalized world. It is the language of business, trade, commerce and education; it is the language spoken by visiting foreigners and used in scientific papers. Knowing English, and knowing how to speak and write it well, can make a great difference in one's career. |
But aside from advances in personal career, being proficient in English also improves one's self-esteem. Having the ability to hold entire conversations on your own, and being understood, helps one get respect and admiration from peers. It's no small wonder that English language courses are highly sought after by non-native speakers; they can often be the gateway that opens one to brighter futures and better prospects.
The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is the international benchmark standard to test the proficiency of non-native English speakers. The standardized test aims to gauge applicants' ability to read and write the language, and to understand English at a level that is most commonly used by native speakers.
Improving one's English opens up opportunities for study abroad programs or jobs in international companies. That is why many applicants go through IELTS preparation courses so that they will be better able to pass the exams with flying colors.
An IELTS course prepares the examinee by simulating test conditions that will gauge his or her knowledge of syntax, grammar, and common usage. These are often very comprehensive in order to fully prepare for the standardized exam.
IELTS preparation courses are also designed to help non-native English speakers by adjusting the lessons to the level of capability of the students. The teachers are specifically trained to adjust to the learning pace and requirements of the students, in order for the lessons to be transmitted better.
An IELTS course helps examinees relax and calm down before such an important exam by drilling into them sample questions that could come up in the exam. By practicing beforehand, examinees can feel more confident about their preparations, and they will be able to calmly walk into the testing area and answer the questions better.
Such a course helps examinees' self-esteem, and gives them the confidence to face the standardized exam with certainty. They will walk out of the testing area with a better grasp of English, and confidence to use the language proficiently.
Joseph works for New College Manchester, a school that specialises in the IELTS course. In his spare time he has a passion for travelling and blogging.
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