webinar gratuito: Introducing IELTS Life Skills

Dates:Monday 14 March 2016, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 10.00 – 11.00 UK time




IELTS Life Skills is an English language test for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at Levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The test is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration and is available at two levels:

  • IELTS Life Skills A1 Speaking and Listening – for ’family of a settled person’ visas
  • IELTS Life Skills B1 Speaking and Listening – for indefinite leave to remain and citizenship.

In this webinar the presenter will give an overview of the test format and assessment criteria for both levels and suggest teaching strategies and activities to help prepare students for the tests.


Vincent Smidowicz

Vincent has 10 years’ experience as teacher and assessor for Cambridge English: ESOL Skills for Life and has recently become involved in delivering presentations and workshops for teachers preparing candidates for Cambridge English: ESOL Skills for Life and for IELTS Life Skills. He presented IELTS Life Skills to the NATECLA annual conference in London in June 2015.

Steve Copeland

Steve is the IELTS Professional Support Network Manager for the British Council, overseeing the recruitment, training, standardisation, certification and monitoring for the British Council’s IELTS Examiners, Examiner Trainers and Examiner Support Coordinators worldwide. Before joining the British Council, he spent twenty years as a teacher, examiner, materials writer, course designer and academic manager in the UK, Asia, South America and North Africa.

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