Date / Time
April 2, 2019 - April 25, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm MDT

AIMGA Calgary
Suite 202 - 1409 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB


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The IELTS 1 preparation course at AIMGA is designed for IMGs who need to enhance their language skills and develop test-taking strategies in order to achieve the required IELTS score and meet the language proficiency requirements for the licensure process. The course content mirrors the IELTS Academic specific language tasks with a focus on each of the language skills. Practice tests will be included and emphasis will be on common errors for IMG test takers in all strands: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Additional time will be spent on the area of writing. The outline for the course is as follows:
Classes will start on Tuesday and Thursday from April 2nd and will end on April 25.  The timeframe of the class will be from 9:30am – 2:30 pm.
Number of seats: 13
Should the session be full and you would like to be placed on a wait list, please email Dacia Lindquist at
Session 1 (April 2, 2019):
IELTS/Academic: Overview of the academic version of the test

Listening: Overview of the IELTS Listening Comprehension Section
Types of Texts
Types of Questions
Common Errors
Diagnostic Listening/ Practice Test with instructions

Session 2 (April 4, 2019):

Listening: Diagnostic Listening/Practice Test with instructions- in class correction
Strategies for improving listening comprehension
Listening Practice Test 2 & in class correction

Session 3 (April 9, 2019):

Reading: Overview of the Reading Section of the Test
Types of Texts & Types of Questions
Types of Required Responses
Vocabulary Development – Paraphrase, Synonyms, Antonyms
Diagnostic Reading /Practice Test with instructions

Session 4 (April 11, 2019):

Reading: Diagnostic Reading /Practice Test with instructions- in class correction
Vocabulary Development
Strategies for improving reading comprehension
Reading Practice Test 2 & in class correction

Session 5 (April 16, 2019):

Speaking: Overview of the Speaking Section of the test
Speaking Tasks and most common topics
Language Concepts and Functions checked in IELTS
Criteria for evaluating speaking
Response Organization
Tips for improving spoken responses

Session 6 (April 18, 2019):

Writing Part 1: Overview of the academic IELTS Writing Tasks
Criteria for Evaluating Writing
Language Concepts checked in writing
Types of Essay Topics
Structure of the English Essay
Writing Task 2 – The Writing Process
Writing Task 2- Diagnostic Writing/ Practice Test

Session 7 (April 23, 2019):

Writing Part 2: Writing Task 2- Diagnostic Writing/ Practice Test – in class correction
Common mistakes
Overview of Factual Writing- Language & Text Organization
Understanding charts and graphs
Types of visual representations – idea, process, object, event, trends
Planning the response- drawing information, outlining, comparing,summarizing
Writing Task 1 – The Writing Process
Writing Task 1- Diagnostic Writing/Practice Test

Session 8 (April 25, 2019):

Writing Review: Writing Task 1- Diagnostic Writing/ Practice Test – in class correction
Common mistakes
Final Writing Test-Task 1 & Task 2


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