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Course Duration:

12 weeks (or longer if the student prefers to stay longer than usual)

Course Requirements:

IELTS Band score of 4 – 4.5 during the assessment test.


What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year. IELTS results are recognized by more than 10,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 135 countries around the world. IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location. He or she can take the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, depending on the organization they are applying to and their plans for the future.

IELTS ACADEMIC

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether they are ready to begin studying or training. This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognize IELTS.

IELTS GENERAL TRAINING

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.



TARGET SCORE GUIDELINES


 Students target score is given after the student takes the assessment test.

 The student after taking the Assessment Test. If they get 4.0 as their score… An amount of 1.5 point is added; Making their target score 5.5. Once they take their mock test they must get a high score. If they get 5.5 on the 1st mock test it is allowed as their previous score was 4.0. The next exam should not fall below 5.0. To summarize, the student must increase or maintain their score after each exam.

Table 1

Assessment Test Target Score First Mock Test Second Mock Test Third Mock Test Fourth Mock Test Fifth Mock Test
4.0 5.5 5.0 = OK 4.5 = NOT OK 5.5 = OK 6.0 = OK 6.0 = OK

 The students is not allowed to go below the highest score they have attained. If their highest score was 600 then they must maintain the score or get a higher score. 2 consecutive failed exams is equivalent to no refund.

Table 2

Assessment Test Target Score First Mock Test Second Mock Test Third Mock Test Fourth Mock Test Fifth Mock Test
4.0 5.5 6.0 = OK 5.0 = NOT OK 5.5 = NOT OK/ NO REFUND 6.0 = OK 6.0 = OK

 The student should not get total of 3 failed mock exams as it will result to having no refund.

Note: Even if there will be no refund we will still guarantee the student that they will get their target score if they study harder. The student can still continue with finishing their course.

Table 3

Assessment Test Target Score First Mock Test Second Mock Test Third Mock Test Fourth Mock Test Fifth Mock Test Sixth Mock Test
4.0 5.5 6.0 = OK 5.0 = NOT OK 6.0 = OK 5.5 = NOT OK 6.0 = OK 5.5 = NOT OK/ NO REFUND

  If on the next exam (2nd exam) the student is unable to reach their expected progress (ex. Instead of getting 5.0 or 5.5 they scored a 4.5). It is equivalent to having failed the test and must follow the course policy with regards to failing the mock test.

 On the account of failing their test, counseling will be given by their assigned “Teacher-Adviser”. They will be assessed to what their need for improvement is.

 On the instance that they have surpassed their expected target score. (Ex. Target score is 6.0 but the student has been scoring 7.0, 7.5, 8.0). The target score will not change and will remain as is.

Assessment Test 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Target Score 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Mock Score First Mock Test = 6.5 Second Mock Test = 7.0 Third Mock Test = 7.5 Fourth Mock Test = 7.5 Fifth Mock Test = 7.5

  If the student has already taken the actual test. The test score’s valid for one month only. The student is still required to take the assessment test. Upon receiving the score from the assessment; Both scores (Actual exam score and Assessment Test Score) will be compared. The lower score will be used as the basis for their target score.

 Students who scored lower than 4.0 during the assessment test are to take 1 month of General ESL course. Provided that after one month, they are to retake the assessment test and must score above 400. They can finish the remaining 12 week Sparta program after but with no guarantee.

Option A

Option A(No Guarantee) Duration = 12 Weeks
General ESL 4 Weeks
IELTS Sparta 8 Weeks

 Students who scored lower than 4.0 during the assessment test are to take 1 month of General ESL course. Provided that after one month, they are to retake the assessment test and must score above 4.0. They can then enroll to the 12 week Sparta program after with Guarantee.

Option B

Option B(with Guarantee) Duration = 16 Weeks
General ESL 4 Weeks
IELTS Sparta 12 Weeks

 Students who scored lower than 4.0 during the assessment test can choose to take 3 months of General ESL course. Provided that after 3 months, they are able to get a score above 4.0. They can then enroll to the 12 week Sparta program with guarantee.

Option C

Option C(with Guarantee) Duration = 24 Weeks
General ESL 12 Weeks
IETLS Sparta 12 Weeks

 If they still do not reach the expected score of above 4.0 they are advised that their IELTS score is not guaranteed and that the course is none refundable. They may continue to join the course and finish their education. They can also enroll for General ESL.



SUBJECT CLASS CONTENT
VOCABULARY Different words are presented and how they are used. Sample sentences are given for them to be guided.
READING Can be very challenging but this subject highlights the best strategies that would help students arrive at the correct answer. Comprehension, generalization and linguistic skills are developed in this subject.
LISTENING Can be very hard since listening to a native speaker is not a common interest for most Asian students but this subject highlights the best strategies that would help them arrive at the correct answer. Comprehension, assumption and linguistic skills are developed in this subject.
WRITING Are presented and students are taught on the techniques in how to write them. Writing topics are presented and students are taught on the techniques in answering the written tests.
SPEAKING Question type familiarization. Students are trained how to respond to certain questions by finding the key points, right words, effective strategy and eventually deliver the best answers.
COACHING This subject would provide the student an assigned Teacher-Adviser who will assist them with their progress and also help them understand the lessons that they have difficulty. The Teacher-Adviser will track their daily progress and will further guide them as course goes on.