IELTS has emerged as one of the most authentic English language proficiency tests across the globe, and whether you want to study in a reputed university or college abroad, or work in foreign shores, you have to successfully qualify in the IELTS examination with a specific band score. If you fail to achieve that target score for your chosen destination, your dream will remain unfulfilled forever. For this you need some professional guidance for your IELTS preparation, and although you will find a lot of coaching centres in your city, it is very important to assess and select the best institute for your preparation. All the courses offered will have their specific strengths and weaknesses, but you have to select carefully keeping in mind certain parameters to make the correct choice for yourself.
Things to Consider when Selecting the Right IELTS Institute
a) Always select the institute which is reputed and has a consistent, proven and successful track record: A reputable and famous institute is more likely to have a larger student base, with more resources and opportunities for exposure. This will not only help you as an IELTS aspirant to interact with others having similar career goals, but also lead to a healthy exchange of ideas and information regarding the same.
b) Confirm the qualifications of the teachers and mentors and the way they teach: The quality of teachers in the institute that you have decided to attend, is of utmost importance; as success in IELTS depends primarily on the experience and expertise of the coaches. If possible, attend a few demo classes, in case the institute allows you to do so. If you are really keen to achieve your target band score, see whether the teachers are Cambridge certified trainers. Although it is not necessary that a Cambridge certification guarantees the fact that he/ she will be an excellent teacher, still it goes a long way as the trainers will be totally at par with the language competency that IELTS demands. As a student, you will also be able to imbibe the pronunciation and accent required to ace the exam.
c) Confirm the batch size and the number of students in each class: It is desirable that the batch size is small, so that the candidates can get individual attention. A training centre which has several sessions with a focussed group of students in each batch, will bear more fruitful results as the training will be much more personalized and effective.
d) Check the location and infrastructure of the institute: Convenient location is of great importance, as a centrally positioned institute will obviously attract more students than a remotely located centre because it will be difficult to find out and commuting will also be tough. You should also have a proper check up of the infrastructure, as you would require access to computers for preparing for the IELTS exam. In fact, you require a digitally equipped classroom with proper internet facilities to download the latest materials to practice rigorously through the mock tests before sitting for the final exam You would also need proper online facilities to improve your Speaking and Listening module scores, by listening to audiovisual clips, TED talks, English language pronunciation videos on Youtube, etc.
e) Check whether the institute provides help in immigration and visa counselling: This is another important criterion to adjudge the best IELTS training institute. If you want to achieve success in IELTS exam, it is evident that your goal is to travel abroad either for higher studies or for better work opportunities. So, confirm if the institute has official tie-ups with foreign universities and reputed colleges abroad. Also, as a candidate who is applying for jobs at a company based abroad, it is essential that you clear the ‘General’ IELTS test and not the ‘Academic‘ one. Based on your need, you should also have a proper background check on whether the institute offers both General and Academic IELTS training.
f) Confirm if the institute follows the latest curriculum: This is also very important. Since IELTS is considered to be the most reliable and bona fide test for your adeptness in English language across the world, the curriculum requires to be updated constantly with all the necessary changes made to maintain the benchmark for the exam. So, before you take admission in an institute for IELTS training, make sure that they are always updated with all the changes, and the latest addition/alteration to the curriculum.
With more and more people going abroad nowadays for either higher studies or jobs, clearing the IELTS exam with a specific band score is being made compulsory in most countries. For this reason, IELTS training institutes are also mushrooming in various places and they have also increased a lot in recent years. While selecting the best of the lot, one has to remember few key points like the location of the centre, reputation of the institute and success rate in cracking the exam, timings and batch size of the classes, online and classroom training etc. Most importantly, the capability of the coaches and mentors in successfully imparting the training so that the students achieve their target band score in the exam, can help one decide whether that centre will be the most preferred training institute for the aspiring candidate.
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