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An English Test Course on Gets 150,000 Enrollments in a Few Months

By Michael Amigot / IBL 

More than 150,000 learners from 200 countries and territories have taken the “IELTS Academic Test Preparation” course, released by the University of Queensland (UQx) on November 2015 on

This free, self-paced course, covering the four skills tested by IELTS –listening, speaking, reading and writing– is intended to prepare learners for this English language test. It provides around 80 hours of interactive practice materials, and each section includes engaging video and audio presentation that covers key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques.

UQx Director John Zornig explained that this course has provided new opportunities particularly for students without access to face-to-face learning. The largest percentage of enrollments is from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia.

  • “Learners tell us that IELTSx is a complete preparation package that has improved test performance.”
  • “It has also led learners to pursue new scholarship opportunities to continue their higher education.”
  • “We are excited to reach this milestone and see the results of sharing our IELTS test knowledge and expertise with learners from all around the world.” 


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