TOEFL

Pacific International College

Program Description

TOEFL

Pacific International College

TOEFL

PIC’s TOEFL Program is designed to improve the student’s overall TOEFL score. Students will develop test-taking skills and receive intensive practice in all four sections of the TOEFL Exam: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Students develop their listening, speaking, and writing abilities while exploring relevant topics and increasing their language knowledge and communicative abilities. While the main goal is to improve students’ TOEFL reading, writing, listening, and speaking scores, the student will also gain confidence in their command of the English language and improve their overall communicative abilities.

  • Credit Hours: 200
  • Completion Time: One Quarter (50 class days), or approximately 10 weeks

Reading Objectives 1

Main Objective: Comprehend and demonstrate critical understanding of TOEFL-level passages.

  • Identify main idea and supporting details
  • Recognize thesis statements, topic sentences, major and minor points
  • Understand organizational patterns, transitions, connectors, and referents
  • Compare and contrast reading passages
  • Identify exceptions
  • Acquire skills in reading for meaning, skimming, and scanning
  • Recognize accurate summaries, inferences, and vocabulary in context
  • Practice strategies for reading and answering questions under time constraints

Reading Objectives 2

Main Objective: Comprehend TOEFL-level vocabulary.

  • Build a better vocabulary
  • Define key words
  • Select the most appropriate synonyms

Reading Objectives 3

Main Objective: Read and understand TOEFL-level passages at 250 words per minute.

  • Complete timed reading drills and TOEFL-style reading questions
  • Monitor reading speed each week

Writing Objectives 1

Main Objective: Compose well-written TOEFL-length essays.

  • Practice integrated and independent writing tasks
  • Prepare and organize for effective writing (i.e. brainstorm, outline, thesis statements)
  • Link ideas using transitional words and phrases
  • Strategize for successful essays under time pressure
  • Demonstrate understanding of essay and paragraph organizational strategies
  • Write effective thesis statements
  • Practice quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
  • Write concise sentences and paragraphs
  • Use parallel structures
  • Write compositions that exhibit a high level of critical thinking

Writing Objectives 2

Main Objective: Able to use correct grammar and punctuation.

  • Write simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Identify and correct common sentence errors (e.g., run-ons, fragments, verb tense, etc.)

Speaking Objectives 1

Main Objective: Able to respond to TOEFL-style speaking questions clearly, coherently, and critically. Ability to communicate main ideas/thesis statements, topic sentences, details, examples, major/minor points

  • Ability to recognize and communicate accurate paraphrases and summaries
  • Make inferences and predictions
  • Recognize vocabulary in context
  • Synthesize information
  • Communicate reasons, purposes, and attitudes
  • Practice strategies for successful speaking and question completion under time pressure
  • Understand organizational patterns, transitions, connectors, and referents
  • Identify exceptions
  • Compare and contrast passages

Speaking Objectives 2

Main Objective: Use TOEFL-level vocabulary when presented with timed speaking exercises.

  • Define key words
  • Select the most appropriate synonyms
  • Build a better vocabulary
  • Practice using TOEFL-level vocabulary in response to speaking exercises

Listening Objectives 1

Main Objective: Able to demonstrate comprehension and critical understanding of TOEFL-level listening passages.

  • Recognize main ideas/thesis statements, topic sentences, details, examples, major/minor points
  • Ability to recognize accurate paraphrases and summaries, inferences, and vocabulary in context
  • Practice strategies for successful listening and question completion under time pressure
  • Determine reasons, purpose, and attitudes
  • Understand organizational patterns, transitions, connectors, and referents
  • Practice note taking
  • Identify exceptions
  • Compare and contrast passages

Listening Objectives 2

Main Objective: Able to comprehend TOEFL-level vocabulary.

  • Build a better vocabulary
  • Define key words
  • Select the most appropriate synonyms
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 21, 2015
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