IELTS

IELTS

IELTS AT NIEC

IELTS courses at NIEC offer a stimulating learning experience. Outside the classroom at NIEC, there’s plenty of support by way of a library and lab along with prompt and effective advice whenever you have a question. Even in the comfort of your home, NIEC supports you with its e-library and e-testing center. There are several reasons to study IELTS at NIEC and here are a few of the foremost.

We prepare more students for the IELTS than any other institute in Nepal.

The results our alumni achieve are unmatched in Nepal.

Our lesson plans are laid out meticulously and focus solely on abilities tested in official questions.

Students of elite schools and colleges in Nepal choose NIEC.
Toppers come to NIEC to study the IELTS.

The best display based technology to match the most modern pedagogy.

Move to the lab after class to enjoy high speed surfing or research your course or college/universities options. The library provides a quiet atmosphere for serious study and houses over 3000 volumes.

Our E-Library gives you the luxury of practice from the comfort of your home.

Our E-testing Center gives you access to tests from the comfort of your home.

After you complete your course, you can still use the facilities on board and take repeat classes for any section you are having a problem with. We also assist you in selecting colleges and universities and placing you in them.

IELTS Preparation Course at NIEC

Among the test preparation courses NIEC offers, IELTS preparation course is the one that NIEC is well renowned for. Our course is of six weeks, and it is taught in the rotational module.

The IELTS course aims to prepare students with the skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence and to succeed in the IELTS examination. The course will give students intensive practice in each module, making sure the students know exactly how to make best use of their time. Students will also do practice tests in each skill under exam conditions and instructors will give them feedback on their performance to help them improve.

NIEC’s IELTS course syllabus is a blend of skills development, strategies, techniques and knowledge that help students enhance their test taking ability and achieve scores beyond their expectation and need. Students can enjoy a 21st century classroom and modern classroom accessories like LCD projectors, touch boards and HD audio systems are additional factors that make course delivery much more interactive and systematized. Our IELTS class room is equipped with modern technology that is necessary for effective learning environment.

ABOUT THE IELTS

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is an internationally recognised qualification and entry requirement for universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also widely used by governments as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is accepted by various professional organizations.

It consists of four modules: Listening ,Reading ,Writing and Speaking. It is available in two test formats which are the Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but the Reading and Writing modules are different in the Academic and GT IELTS.

IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are reported to the nearest half band. The following rounding convention applies: if the average across the four skills ends in .25, it is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, it is rounded up to the next whole band.

Test format of the IELTS 

Listening

The listening module comprises four sections. Each section begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through the questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once.

Reading

In the academic module the reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall. The General test also has 3 sections. However the texts are shorter, so there can be up to 5 texts to read.

Writing

In the Academic module, there are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument. In the General Training module, there are also two tasks: in Task 1 candidates write a letter or explain a situation, and in Task 2 they write an essay.

Speaking

The speaking test contains three sections. The first section takes the form of an interview during which candidates may be asked about their hobbies, interests, reasons for taking IELTS exam as well as other general topics such as clothing, free time, computers and the internet or family. In the second section candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.

Duration

The total test duration is around 2 hours and 45 minutes

Listening: 30minutes, 20 minutes for which a recording is played centrally and additional 10 minutes for transferring answers onto the answer sheet.

Reading: 60 minutes.

Writing: 60 minutes.

Speaking: 11–14 minutes.