No matter your field of study or future working career, from study marketing courses to getting a degree in science, passing your IELTS test so that you can study and work in any English speaking country is of real concern. Learning your English in both formal and informal ways will increase your chances. A look at some options open for you.
Formal study in your home country. If you are considering studying overseas, you will have to have spent sometime to learn English in your home country. Starting off learning in your own language is often the only way for beginners. It is important that you also study with native speakers that can speak some of your language. More often than not, teachers who are not of native English speaking countries can continue to make common mistakes.
Speaking partner. I have studied a number of languages and one of the ways that helps to rapidly improve your language ability is to find a partner at your school or organisation that is interested in learning your language. A couple of times a week, meeting for 2 hours to learn each others language for an hour each, can really help you to find out an clarify understanding of areas that concern you. Working outside of a study program can help to enhance it.
Daily. Studying or practising English, or any other language for a matter of fact, will go a long way in improving your ability fast. A minimum of 15 minutes a day, can add up to a lot more over time. If you study irregularly, or for larger chunks of time less frequently, then you are less likely to remember it. Regularity is the key.
Look for IELTS-like courses. There are a number of courses online and available through institutions and online, that get you ready for IELTS and look for courses that have a good reputation and you know other students are finding success. Getting to know IELTS tests is a good way to get you to feel confident when you are approaching the real thing.
Composite study approach. Remember that all the parts make up a whole, and it is important that you keep variety in your study. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are very different skills. Studying all of them will help you better learn each of them. Often we learn without realising and this is very evident when we are learning a language. You will probably start speaking better if you are listening better, and you will definitely start writing better the more you read.
Attitude. It is important that you find enjoyment in what you are studying and if you can create the environment for enjoying yourself when learning it is a known fact that your knowledge retention will be much better. This may mean a change in your attitude. Fearing failure will only make things harder.
The fact is that if you put in a little hard work, your chances are passing are very good. The courses are designed to help you improve and many students make it all the time – why shouldn’t you?