With over 75 years’ experience in teaching English, we can help you prepare your test takers so that they achieve an IELTS score that accurately reflects their English level. Our experts have developed a wide range of resources for teachers preparing IELTS test takers.

Road to IELTS online preparation material

Road to IELTS is a powerful tool that you can use as the core material for an IELTS preparation course. It can also be used as a self-access resource by students.

Test takers are more likely to do well, if they know what to expect. This is where our Road to IELTS provides test takers with a unique advantage. It includes 120 hours of intensive work on Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, helping them to develop their skills to the levels necessary to succeed in IELTS. Crucially, the program simulates IELTS, enabling test takers to view videos of the Speaking test and to practise against the clock.

How does Road to IELTS help me as a teacher?

Institutional licences are available for Road to IELTS. This allows you to give your students access to the material. Road to IELTS includes a functionality that enables you to monitor the progress of your test takers and develop bespoke study programmes tailored to their individual needs.

Advantages for you as a teacher include:

  • instant feedback on your students' performance and the ability to monitor their personal progress
  • access for your students to hints and tips to help them improve and understand their mistakes
  • material based on real IELTS tasks that will help your test takers develop confidence.

Sample 10 hours’ free access to Road to IELTS and experience for yourself how the online preparation materials can help your students.

When a test taker registers for IELTS with the British Council, they will get 20 hours’ further access to Road to IELTS.

IELTS teacher workshops

We offer training and support to teachers who need to prepare students for the test. The workshops are designed to give an overview of IELTS, as well as focusing on specific areas, such as how to improve the writing skills of your students.

IELTS Teacher Training (15 hours)

Our IELTS Teacher Training course is essential for any teacher who prepares students for the IELTS test. Main features:

  • A full overview of the test including marking criteria, key exam techniques and skills required by students
  • Practical tips and ideas how to teach receptive and productive skills for IELTS
  • Lesson planning skills development
  • Input, advice and feedback from experienced British Council Teacher Trainers


Schedule 10.00–13.00 or 17.00–20.00 depending on demand (Wednesdays)
Course Dates

7 November – 5 December 2012  

28 November 2012 – 9 January 2013

Venue British Council, 17 Kolonaki Square, Athens
Entry Requirements Candidates must have passed the FCE exam or B2 equivalent (according to the Common European Framework).
Course Fee €250
Payment of Fees Fees may be paid in cash, by credit card or cheque.

Please contact us for more information.