The IELTS Step-by-step Mastering suite of courses

If you’d like to read the reviews of each of my courses, have a look at them on my personal page on Udemy.

Mastering ALL Skills
By popular demand, this course combines all the elements of the top-rated Mastering Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening courses all rolled into one — everything at your fingertips ordered in such a way that you have a chance to practice each skill in a balanced and fun way … and at a significantly lower price than each individual course!

COMBO Mastering Reading & Writing
Become an expert in writing essays, reports on data (Task 1 in the Academic IELTS), and letters (Task 1 in the General Training). Practice managing your time and planning your writing appropriately. Learn useful structures to get a 7+ in IELTS Writing.
Learn how to think like an IELTS reading exam creator to provide the perfect answers and avoid the mistakes that many people make. Improve your time management significantly to get that high score you deserve.

COMBO Mastering Listening & Reading
This new combination of the Listening and Reading courses gives you the chance to learn how to think like an IELTS Listening & Reading exam creator to provide the perfect answers and avoid the mistakes that many people make. With 36 past papers plus almost 100 videos with tips, tricks, training and IELTS-secrets videos, you’ll not only improve your confidence but also your time management to get that high score you deserve.

Mastering Vocabulary
Tips and Tricks for the IELTS exam are not very useful if you don’t know the vocabulary that most frequently comes up. When you master the vocabulary in this course, getting a 7+ becomes very much easier. Also includes 20+ real IELTS exam tasks that practice the vocabulary you’ve just studied.

Mastering Grammar
Improve your grammar skills significantly in this course dedicated to grammar that examiners expect you to know to get a 7+ in the IELTS exam. Also includes 20+ real IELTS exam tasks that practice the grammar you’ve just studied.

Mastering Reading
Learn how to think like an IELTS reading exam creator to provide the perfect answers and avoid the mistakes that many people make. Improve your time management significantly to get that high score you deserve.

Mastering Writing
Become an expert in writing essays, reports on data (Task 1 in the Academic IELTS), and letters (Task 1 in the General Training). Practice managing your time and planning your writing appropriately. Learn useful structures to get a 7+ in IELTS Writing.

Mastering Listening
Learn how to think like an IELTS listening exam creator to provide the perfect answers and avoid the mistakes that many people make. Improve your time management significantly to get that high score you deserve.

Mastering Speaking
Learn and practice the best ways to answer the most typical IELTS speaking questions, and improve your pronunciation at the same time in this comprehensive, extremely effective course.

About Me

My name is James Castleden. I’ve been teaching English as a foreign language for over 15 years. I have a Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester, and a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) from Cambridge University. I am also an ex-IELTS examiner.

That’s me with Fred.

Last year I noticed that there is a serious lack of good quality test preparation for the IELTS exam, especially for people that don’t live in big cities, so I stopped teaching full-time to put all my efforts into the IELTS Step-by-step courses, which I offer on udemy.com. I also post free course videos on YouTube. My aim with IELTS Step-by-step is to help you achieve your academic goals using the power of the Internet and technology, no matter where you live.

I’m looking forward to having you as my student, and being the first step in your exciting journey to an English-speaking university or country.