Saturday 06 October 2018 -
09:30 to 17:00

with successful IELTS book author and trainer Sam McCarter
This British Council training day has four workshops. Each workshop focuses on teaching techniques for one of the four main skills in the academic version of IELTS to help students achieve high score bands. The workshops will be practical and concentrate specifically on skills acquisition, rather than a description of exam content, and will give participants tools for integrating exam preparation elements in their English lessons.

9:30 – 9:45 IELTS with the British Council in Switzerland
9:45 – 13:00 Acquisition and transfer of skills: writing and reading
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch break (sandwich lunch provided by the British Council)
13:45 – 17:00 Acquisition and transfer of skills: speaking and listening

To register, email us at . No participation fee but limited places, first come first served.

About the trainer:
Sam McCarter has written numerous publications for IELTS, EAP and ESP, such as the widely used IELTS publication Ready for IELTS (Macmillan), Direct to IELTS, IELTS Introduction, IELTS Testbuilders and various IELTS skills books, Oxford EAP B2 course book (OUP), and Medicine 1 and Medicine 2 (OUP).
His interactive app IELTS Skills (published by Macmillan) won the English Speaking Union President’s Award 2013 for innovation and good practice in English language teaching and learning. The app was also shortlisted for the ELTons Award 2014 for Digital Innovation.
Sam is teaching IELTS by video-conferencing and face to face with a select group of postgraduate medical students and gives presentations to teachers, on behalf of the British Council and of his publishers. Sam’s website is
You can see some of his past workshops here:

For more details about IELTS with the British Council in Switzerland, visit our IELTS pages.