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Best online IELTS preparation

By: Eastern Eye Staff

When it comes to IELTS preparation, the internet is flooded with websites and institutes offering IELTS online preparation. Looking for the right source can be a tedious task because of the hectic and busy schedule of people.

After in-depth research of the various courses offered online, our team has prepared a guide of the best online IELTS preparation courses that you find in 2021. These courses will help you connect with skilled IELTS instructors who will guide you through the updated techniques and strategies to follow to crack the IELTS exam. Given below is a comprehensive list of the courses offered by various coaching institutes.

1. IELTSMaterial

About IELTSmaterial:

IELTSMaterial is one of the highest-ranking platforms for IELTS preparation. It offers numerous practice tests in all the four sections – reading, writing, listening and speaking. Their blogs and articles can be easily accessed and are frequently updated to improve vocabulary and test-taking skills of the students. Additionally, students can also access their wide range of free IELTS materials, IELTS eBooks and sample papers. The free online classes and one-on-one sessions offered by them have their advantages because through these sessions students are offered guidance which will help them improve their test awareness.

About the Course:

The video course offered by them is delivered by a band 9 IELTS expert. This course material contains 100+ lectures covering all the sections, including 5+ hours of highly curated content and 5 online full-length mock tests. Moreover, Ebooks combo worth $185 will come free with this course.

Price: $90 (including free Ebooks worth $185) with lifetime access

Website: https://learn.ieltsmaterial.com/

Student Review:

IELTSMaterial’s course helped me score band 7.5 with just 15 days of studying. Recommended!

  • Simarjeet Kaur, Canada

2. Kaplan

About Kaplan:

Kaplan is one of the best websites for IELTS preparation. It caters not only to IELTS aspirants but also 120 other competitive exam aspirants in courses such as the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LAST, MCAT, BAR etc. They claim to have served 2.1 million people in a year by offering their operations in 36 countries globally.

 About the Course:

The IELTS course run by Kaplan is led by a group of IELTS experts. One can either go for a live IELTS course or a recorded one. The IELTS Live online preparation course offers a live stream class option conducted by top experts. This course includes 18 hours of interactive session led by IELTS experts including 4 full-length practise test papers and provides instructions for all the four sections – reading, writing, listening and speaking, to improve students test-taking capability.

Price: $190 with 6 months access

Website: kaptest.com/ielts

Student Review:

Always feel extra motivated after any type of interaction with Kaplan.

  • Tumi

3. Magoosh

Magoosh is one of the top-rated websites for all the competitive exams preparations. It covers a wide range of courses such as GRE, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, IELTS and many more. Students can easily access their various blogs, podcasts, practise test papers and online lessons through the blog section of their website to brush up their test-taking abilities.

About the Course:

The IELTS video course run by Mangoosh is led by IELTS experts Eliot Friesen Meyers and Molly Keller. This course comprises 120 video lessons, more than 600 question papers and up to 4 full-length mock test papers. Students can enjoy the comprehensive IELTS convergence with live interactive sessions and technical feedback of the results from the experts.

Price: $129 with 6 months access

Website: ielts.magoosh.com

Student Review:

I am a busy professional so wanted to get the most of my 2 hour night study sessions. Your interface is spectacular. I think your course was an essential factor in getting a good score in the IELTS and I would recommend it to all.

  • Magoosh Student

4. IELTSninja

 About IELTSninja:

IELTSninja is one of the popular IELTS training portals which conducts online sessions. It offers private online sessions to registered students with regular evaluation of the content and provides feedback to students. Students can access their comprehensive mock test series registering on their portal. Moreover, students can also benefit from their blog which is frequently updated with vocabulary and tips and tricks of IELTS exams.

About the course:

The marathon course provided by IELTS ninja is led by experienced IELTS experts who conduct   doubt clearing sessions through Zoom and Skype. It is a 60 days course in total which covers 20 reading and writing activities for strengthening writing skills and vocabulary. The other set of 20 activities focuses on speaking and listening for enhancing and acquiring the right set of skills. Moreover, students can also access their 25 individual practice IELTS papers and 10 complete mock test papers for gaining and enhancing their test-taking abilities.

Price: INR 9,999

Website: ieltsninja.com

Student Review:

My exam was just 1 month away, but IELTS NINJA’s Course helped me achieve my score.
  • Upkar

5. Udemy

About Udemy:

Udemy has gained popularity amongst students because of the wide range of courses (155k) offered by them including new additions which are published every month. The courses offered by them are covered in 65+ languages led by various instructors situated in different parts of the world. Udemy helps students to prepare for various kinds of competitive exams with blogs including the latest news, ideas and techniques and satisfies their hunger for learning and development.

About the Course:

The IELTS Band 7+ complete Prep course offered by Udemy is led by Keino Campbell, one of the top-ranked trainers in Udemy. This course includes more than 160 hours of content and 20 assignments covering all the all sections of IETS. Apart from the course materials, monthly live group discussions are conducted and 5 hours of one-on-one interactive sessions are also given to students to enhance time management strategies of students to improve their scores. Additionally, 48 downloadable material is also provided to students.

Price: INR 9,600 with lifetime access

Website: udemy.com

Student Review:

Wow, what an amazing course. At first, I thought I knew the English language well enough to excel in the exam but to be honest, it turned out that I didn’t know much other than the basics but now, I’ve learnt a lot of new information and how to be coherent and improve my vocabulary. I have to work on my essay writing tho, will have to go back to the writing class and study more on it. In general, it was amazing thank you.

  • Precious Ndukauba

6. IDP IELTS India

 About IDP IELTS:

The IDP IELTS is an international English language testing organisation with over 25 years of experience. IELTS is collectively owned by the British Council and IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Moreover, IDP Education has more than 45 years of experience as an international higher education body. The collaboration of the British Council and the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate led to the formation of IDP to develop and manage IELTS.

About the course:

The course designed by IDP is a 30 days online preparation course which is free of cost. This course helps students to prepare for the IELTS tests in all four sectors – listening, writing, reading and speakingand also includes 25 hours of online study material. Free practice test papers are also provided according to the preferences of the students. Lastly, tips and tricks of IELTS exams are also provided by the IELTS experts.

Price: Free with 30-day access

Website: https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/

Student Review:

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7. British Council

 About British Council:

British council is a trusted online portal for IELTS preparation with more than 75 years of experience in the education industry. It has served approximately 100 million students worldwide and it is operational in 100 countries worldwide.

About the course:

The course provided by British Council is named as IELTS coach, and it provides students unlimited options of learning with techniques and strategies on how to prepare for the IELTS exams including 30+ hours of online study activities of vocabulary, grammar and test-taking capabilities. The batch is generally of 20 students maximum, where 12 hours of one-on-one interactive sessions are conducted. Besides live sessions and online study activities, they also provide students with course material on vocabulary, tips and tricks of IELTS exam.

Price: INR 4,750 with 8 weeks access

Website: britishcouncil.in/english/online/classes/ielts-preparation

Student Review:

When I had my first class, I was very nervous and was not able to speak. I had no confidence. Now, I feel more confident, and my vocabulary is also improving. In these courses, I also improved my grammar- all my basics of English language have become sound. Today, I’m able to speak in formal contexts using the right vocabulary and frame sentences correctly. These courses really helped me attain my learning goals. Now I want to do as many courses as possible from British Council.

  • Shiva
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