Above: Teachers from the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah at the IELTS teacher training workshop

IDP Education Middle East has introduced new IELTS teacher training workshops for many of its valued partners in Saudi Arabia.

The aim of the workshops is to raise teachers’ awareness about the format of the IELTS Speaking and Listening tests, essential skills for success, and how these skills are assessed. The workshop then links this understanding to effective practical strategies for teaching IELTS Speaking and Listening preparation in the classroom. The trainers are experienced IELTS teachers themselves with Cambridge CELTA and CET qualifications.

The latest teacher training session was held at the start of December for staff from the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah and received great feedback from the participants.

IDP Education Middle East also provides a range of free IELTS support tools to assist registered test takers, such as face-to-face IELTS Masterclasses and monthly Masterclass webinars delivered in both English and Arabic by IDP’s IELTS experts. Other valuable support tools include IDP’s IELTS Writing and Reading Assist services, and 30 days of free access to IELTS Online, an online IELTS prep course developed by Macquarie University.