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British Council IELTS training day, 6 October 2018 in Bern

Teaching Techniques for a high score band in IELTS - with the successful IELTS book author and trainer Sam McCarter.

Date: 6 October 2018

Venue: British Council Switzerland, Hildanusstrasse 3, 3013 Bern


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 offered by the British Council)

13:45 – 17:00 Acquisition and transfer of skills: speaking and listening

Registration: 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