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Great Plains preps students for International English Language Testing System

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Achieving the required minimum scores through an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of several ways individuals may meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, Canadian citizenship and many post-secondary programs, including those offered at Great Plains College.


The demand for utilizing IELTS as a benchmark for evidence of English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills has increased significantly. In response to the demand, Great Plains College is offering IELTS prep courses and exams at its Swift Current campus. 
“We have received several inquiries on the availability of an IELTS prep course to prepare for IELTS exams,” says Bula Ghosh, English language training program co-ordinator. “In response to the demand, we are going to offer IELTS prep classes as a pilot project and the opportunity to take the test in Swift Current as opposed to Saskatoon or Regina.”
The IELTS prep course will help potential examinees better prepare for the exam. Participants will be able to learn about the test format, practice tests, essay writing, strategies on reading and comprehension and enhancement of listening and speaking skills. 
“The course instructor, Terry Brabender, has several years of experience in teaching English as a Subsequent Language and language proficiency test preparation,” explained Ghosh. “I believe this course will greatly assist individuals in being successful in writing the exam.”
The deadline for registrations is Oct. 15. The course costs $234. It will run at the Swift Current campus Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The IELTS exam is scheduled on Nov. 7.
For more information or to register, contact Bula Ghosh at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 306-778-5477.

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