English Preparation Course at edX.org Gets Half a Million Enrollments

The edX IELTS Academic Test Preparation course, developed by The University of Queensland in Australia, has hit a 500,000 enrollment milestone, according to this institution.

The course, launched in 2015, averages about 1,000 enrollments per day. It incorporates 80 hours of materials presented through various activity types and online tools, and includes built-in comprehensive and corrective feedback.

“With this course, we have been able to translate 35 years of experience and expertise in teaching classroom English into a free innovative online learning platform,” said director Julian Wilson.

“IELTSx has brought high-quality IELTS preparation training to communities where there is low-quality English language teaching, or where there is no English language teaching at all,” he added.