IELTS Exam Preparation
IELTS is arguably the world’s most recognized English exam, testing proficiency across all levels. It is run by Cambridge ESOL, IDP Education Australia and the British Council and obtaining a high score in IELTS gives students access to a range of new education, immigration and employment opportunities around the world.
The exam comprises Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking sections and is available in two forms, General and Academic.
The Academic paper is for those who want to attend university in an English-speaking country and is a requirement for certain professions – such as medical workers – who wish to work in an English-speaking country.
The General paper is not taken as often as the Academic, and is usually prepared for by those who want to gain an English qualification for general work experience or wish to migrate to an English-speaking country.
Dates and Times
Our IELTS exam preparation course runs on continuous enrolment with intakes every Monday, so a student can start and finish at any time of the year. However, we strongly recommend that every student seeks advice from our IELTS teachers and Academic management staff to decide how long they should study before taking the exam.
Morning lessons are available weekdays, 9am–12.30pm (9am–10.30am, then 11.00am–12.30pm). Afternoon Lessons are available weekdays, 1.00pm–3.00pm, Evening lessons are available Monday and Wednesday, 6pm–9pm (6pm–7.25pm, then 7.35pm–9pm).
Please be aware that the institute may be closed for some days during the year, including Kurdistan holidays and Easter and Christmas breaks. If you wish us to replace the class you have missed, come to reception and speak to us. We are happy to either extend your course, or else allow you to attend another class – for example, in the evening when you normally come in the morning – in our regular timetable. Non-teaching days are listed on the Contact us page.
Students do not need to buy a particular course book. Resources are compiled from different sources, including official mock exams, a variety of online resources and several popular course books such as ‘Ready For IELTS’ and ‘New Insight Into IELTS’.
Before taking the real IELTS exam, we strongly recommend taking a full Mock exam. This is a free service provided by us, which gives the student valuable insight into the full process and experience of sitting a pressurized exam.
The IELTS exam will then take place in an IELTS center in British Consulate in Irbil, Iraq. We can help with the booking and organizing of the exam. The fee for taking an IELTS exam in the B.C is usually £140-150 depending on the test center and the time of year. You can check exam fees internationally by using the IELTS test center search.
Group General English Course
Doing a group General English course with us will improve a student’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and focuses on their ability to communicate successfully.
We closely follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and make sure your learning outcomes match these important communicative goals.
Our unique use of the TELC exam to help assess and certify our students means that we are always thinking about their learning goals and pushing towards them.
Dates and Times
You can start our group General English course on any Monday during the year. Our syllabus is designed to be flexible, allowing our teachers to meet the student’s needs no matter when they come through our doors.
Lessons run from 9am-12.15pm each weekday morning, and in the evening from 6pm-9pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We also offer afternoon classes between 1.30pm and 3.30pm each weekday.
Every lesson uses a range of resource books, workbooks, and audio, video and web materials in order to cater to an eclectic mix of learning styles. We do not believe in limiting our students to one set of materials so you will not have to buy a particular course book.
We offer English language classes and TELC qualifications for all levels from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). Each student will be assessed before the first lesson to accurately determine their level.
During the course students’ progress will be checked regularly in vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking; they will also have a monthly individual tutorial with their teacher to discuss progress, set goals and make plans for the next stage of the course. Each student has their own unique Learner Profile in which the teacher tracks weekly progress, sets goals and offers advice.
Besides having the opportunity to earn a TELC certificate at the end of the course, students will also receive a World Stars certificate with a statement of their overall CEFR.
About the TOEFL iBT® Test
The TOEFL iBT® test, delivered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL® Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
· Students planning to study at a higher education institution
· English-language learning program admissions and exit
· Scholarship and certification candidates
· English-language learners who want to track their progress
· Students and workers applying for visas
Where Can I Get Local, In-language Support?
You can contact World Stars Institute or a local TOEFL iBT Resource Center for general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL iBT Resource Centers are available in specific countries.
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the U.K.
Where and When Can I Take the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL test has more test dates (over 50 per year) and locations than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment.
This retake policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (for example, inconsistent registration information).
· If the violation is identified after registration but before the test date, your test appointment will be canceled and your test fee will not be refunded.
· If the violation is not identified until after your scores have been reported, your scores will be canceled. You and any score recipients will be notified by a cancellation letter, and your test fee will not be refunded.
What Resources Can Help Me Prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test?
World Stars Institute offers a variety of paid and free preparation materials to help you get ready for the TOEFL Exam Preparations.
What Does the TOEFL iBT Test Cost?
The cost of the test varies between countries. For information on registration, fees, test dates and locations.
Business English is for both companies and individuals, looking for the advantage that English language proficiency can give them over their competitors. Covering topics as diverse as business correspondence, sales, marketing, strategy and customer service, we make sure our lessons reflect the needs of a global workforce.
As an invaluable extra to the classes, we offer the TELC Business English test which gives students the opportunity to gain an official TELC certification
Business Date & Times
Business English group courses are available year-round subject to demand, and come in two forms:
Part-Time (15 hours per week) – This is our standard Business English course, providing a 3 hour lesson each day from Monday to Friday between 1pm and 4.15pm.
Full-Time with IELTS/General English (30 hours per week) – This is an intensive course combining the above Business English course with our morning IELTS or General English courses.
We offer Business English to students studying at B1 and above. If a student has an English level of A2 or lower, we recommend that they study General English before moving on to specialty Business English.
Every Business English student is searching for concrete, measurable results. As a result, we place high priority on tracking and certifying student progression. During the course, our teachers will monitor progress closely, through projects and real-world tasks, as well as the World Stars Learner Profile and tutorials. Formal written feedback is provided on a regular basis should the student’s company require it. A level-specific TELC Business exam is taken at the end of the course.
If the student is studying Business English, they can take the TELC test at the end of their course in order to receive a TELC certificate. We offer TELC Business tests at levels between B1 (Intermediate) and B2/C1 (Advanced). The emphasis in each exam is on communicative ability and real-world functions, meaning that a TELC qualification is the truly reliable confirmation of a student’s English level. Additionally, each student will also receive a World Stars certificate stating their CEFR level based on the continuous assessment, tutorials and learner profiles of our Business English teachers.
Business English 1-to-1
One-to-One has traditionally been an extremely popular way of delivering Business English classes, and World Stars Institute is happy to offer this service.
Here, the topics and focus of the lesson are decided between the teacher and the student, meaning each session can focus intensively on areas and skills specific to the learner.
In general, one-to-one classes are scheduled for the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm, and last for one and a half hours as a minimum.
One-to-One and closed group English classes can be arranged on your company premises or another location convenient for you.
We deliver tailor-made courses at offices and conference rooms around central Iraq. Please contact us to find out about availability in your area.
Why Study Turkish Language (TÖMER)?
• Today, the Turkish language – the 5th most common language after Chinese, English, Spanish and Hindi – is spoken by 220 million people in an area of approximately 12 million square kilometers and being taught in more than 100 countries.
• Turkish is spoken as a native language by over 83 million people worldwide. It is the official language of Turkey and Cyprus. Not only spoken by natives of Turkey proper, it is also a widely spoken language in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Georgia, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and other parts of Eastern Europe, the Balkans and in the Caucasus.
• Turkish belongs to a language family that includes thirty Turkic languages spoken in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. The differences among these languages are much smaller than their close similarities. Knowledge of Turkish opens up to you a region of great geo-political significance.
• Turkish has 29 letters written in a modified version of the Latin alphabet and pronounced as it is written. Therefore, it is easy to learn and to pronounce.
• The number of Turkish words used in other languages are estimated to be more than 20 thousand.
• Turkish is the language of a strategically important country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
Our TOMER Courses Consist of by 6 Levels, and you can find the description of each level from the table below: