This course is designed to help prepare students to write the IELTS exam for academic purposes. It focuses on developing proficiency in all four sections of the test: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students will become familiar with the question types and tasks that they will likely find on the test and will learn useful test-taking and self-study strategies. Full practice IELTS exams will be administered under authentic conditions so that students can track their progress. While the course will emphasize skill building for the purpose of successfully completing the IELTS exam the skills covered will also help to enhance students’ general English language abilities. This course is suitable for students with intermediate to upper-intermediate level English.