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A Mark IELTS Speaking Course
S1. What can I study on this website?
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What can I study on this website?
Homeroom
You start by preparing for the IELTS Speaking test with this website. There are a total of 5 online preparation modules to go with 5 live classes that you prepare for the test with. Start from the homeroom and follow the instructions from there.

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A Mark IELTS Speaking Course
S2. How do I start using this website to prepare for class?
Prepare Feedback Train
How do I start using this website to prepare for class?
Complete every lesson in the preparation module, Request Feedback and submit the Live Class checklist. Click the Start Here button and follow the instructions to learn how to begin preparing for your live training session.

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A Mark IELTS Speaking Course
S3. What lessons should I do before class?
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What lessons should I do before class?
Complete every lesson in the preparation module, Request Feedback and submit the Live Class Checklist. Abide by the A Mark 21 Sequential Schedule preparation tasks and you will be ready for your Live Class #1.

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A Mark IELTS Speaking Course
S4. How can I organize my preparation tasks?
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How can I organize my preparation tasks?
The A Mark 21 Sequential Schedule has been used by many students before you to complete the course. It consists of a breakdown of everything you need to do in 21 days to complete the course successfully. Click the preparation tasks link on Day 1 of the schedule to start.

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A Mark IELTS Speaking Course
S5. Why is it important for me to prepare for class?
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Why is it important for me to prepare for class?
Treat your live class as an opportunity to receive feedback from a knowledgeable expert. It is in your best interest then to prepare for that interaction. Begin on the Module #1 Start Page to start your preparation.

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Feedback
S6. What is feedback?
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What is feedback?
Feedback is the reaction from someone given with the intention of improvement or development. When you request feedback, you give permission to that person to express themselves to the best of their ability and with honesty. Listen more on the Request Feedback page.

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Feedback
S7. Why is feedback important?
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Why is feedback important?
Module #1 Request Feedback
Feedback from someone who understands where you are going and what it takes to get there is valuable. Use feedback on this course to move forward. Listen more for more information.

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Feedback
S8. Why is it important to request feedback?
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Why is it important to request feedback?
Module #1 Request Feedback
If you don't request feedback, how will the person who is trying to help you actually help you in the most efficient manner? Listen for more information.

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Train
S9. What should I do when I get feedback from my teacher?
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What should I do when I get feedback from my teacher?
It is up to you how you receive feedback because I don't make the rules. However, if you have prepared for a task and requested feedback, it is important for you to have a positive attitude when you recieve it.

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Train
S10. What do I study with my teacher in class?
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What do I study with my teacher in class?
Module #1 Train
Your class format follows the A Mark Live 30 model. Find information about this on the Module #1 Train page.

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Train
S11. How long is each live class?
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How long is each live class?
A Mark 30 Live Class
Preparation Feedback

5-10 min
Rep
Checkpoint
Training Session

15-20 min
Assessment
Assessment Feedback
5 min
Feedback
Students
The Preparation Feedback stage is the link between what you do before you come to class and what you do during your live class. At this stage you

-introduce yourself to your teacher and build a friendly relationship with him or her
-ask your teacher questions about any reps that you had trouble with (you find reps at the end of each online preparation lesson)
-practice with checkpoints that your teacher selects from your online preparation (you find checkpoints at the end of each online preparation lesson)

Before you go on to the next stage, you should take one minute to think and further organize your thoughts towards the training session.

In the Training Session, you practice the language that you studied prior to attending this live class. At this stage you

-use assessment tasks that you have selected during your online preparation (you find assessment tasks at the end of each lesson)
-develop language skills that you have thought about before coming to class
-receive feedback from your teacher with a positive attitude

The Assessment Feedback Stage is the last part of the live class. The live class will conclude after this stage. In this final part you

-receive a filled out copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet from your teacher
-discuss with your teacher any questions that you have about the training session
-ask you teacher how to better prepare for your next live class

For Teachers
The main purpose of the Preparation Feedback stage is to direct the focus of your student towards the training session which follows. At this stage you

-make sure your student is familiar with the format of this live class and what they will do at each stage
-answer questions about any reps that your student had trouble with
-focus on meaning, form and pronunciation of checkpoints that you feel would benefit your student most in the training session

Before you go on to the next stage, give your student one minute to think and organize their thoughts to further prepare for the training session.


During the Training Session, you help your student develop their skills and provide focused feedback to the tasks that you give them. At this stage you

-run through assessment tasks that your student has selected during their preparation (you plan this before the class)
-patiently observe and listen to your student and provide feedback based on the training session feedback comments (you can see these in your teacher notes)
-facilitate in a way that helps your student focus on improvement and development as opposed to receiving new input

It is important to make a clear transition from the previous stage to this Assessment Feedback section of the live class. How you do this is up to you. At this stage you

-provide your student with a filled out copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet including comments and suggestions for improvement
-briefly answer any questions your student has about their training session
-make your schedule for the next class and collect payment (if appropriate) for this class
-encourage the student to thank and support the proprietor if you study in a cafe or any other place of business

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Train
S12. What should I do before my first class?
Prepare Feedback Train
What should I do before my first class?
Live Class
Complete and submit every lesson in this module. Find your own teacher. Arrange your own schedule for the live class with that teacher. Pay your teacher directly. Your teacher will follow the A Mark 30 Live Class model when you meet for your class.
Module #1 PFT Assessment Sheet
Students
1. Complete and submit Lessons 1a to 1e, study your feedback and organize your thoughts towards the training session. This is not optional. It is necessary.

2. Fill out and bring a copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet before you come to class (review your feedack page to help you remember which reps, checkpoints and assessments you would like your teacher to help you with).

3. Arrive for your live class on time.

4. Take your live class following the A Mark 30 Live Class model below.

5. Thank the proprietor or support the cafe for the use of their space, which will improve the atmosphere of your classes there.

For Teachers
1. Fill out and bring a copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet before you come to class (find information about your student on their feedback page that you access from your class list).

2. Study your teacher notes paying special attention to the reps, checkpoints and assessment tasks that your student has requested a focus on.

3. Make a decision about the best way to help your student during your own preparation.

4. Your student expects you to follow the A Mark 30 Live Class model below.

5. Thank the proprietor or support the cafe for the use of a table in their place of business, which is their livelihood.

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Free Trial
S13. Where do I apply for the 3 Day Trial for the full IELTS Speaking course?
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Where do I apply for the 3 Day Trial for the full IELTS Speaking course?
Complete the access form to view the full IELTS Speaking course on the PFT website for 3 Days. Get a free access code from the A Mark Training website.

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Free Trial
S14. Where do I get a free access code?
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Where do I get a free access code?
Get Access Code
Get a free access code from the A Mark Website. You can login to the A Mark website after you connect your PFT account.

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Free Trial
S15. How do I connect my PFT Account to the A Mark website?
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How do I connect my PFT Account to the A Mark website?
Connect PFT Account

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Payment Options
S16. Where do I apply for 21 Day Access for the IELTS Speaking course?
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Where do I apply for 21 Day Access for the IELTS Speaking course?
Get 21 Day Access to the A Mark IELTS Speaking Course on the PFT website. Does not include access to Get on a Class List or to recorded results on your feedback page.

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Payment Options
S17. Where do I apply for 90 Day Access for the IELTS Speaking and Academic Writing Task 1 courses?
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Where do I apply for 90 Day Access for the IELTS Speaking and Academic Writing Task 1 courses?
Become a PFStudent to get 90 Days access to both the IELTS Speaking course and Academic Writing Task 1 course. Record your results and your feedback page, and share your feedback page with a teacher by Getting on a Class List.

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