Thinking of studying at a college or university in the United States? Taking the TOEFL® is a necessary step for any non-US educated student who wants to study in North America. It is also increasingly required from other educational institutions throughout the world, as well as a desired or mandatory job qualification.
TOEFL® is an abbreviation for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures your ability to communicate in English in colleges and universities and is accepted by 7,000+ destinations in more than 130 countries. It is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.
In the TOEF®L exam, the four language skills, which are effective for communication, are tested. These are reading, listening, speaking, and writing. TOEFL® exists in two versions; the internet based (iBT) and paper based. These days, most of the TOEFL® centers use the internet based one. The test is convenient because you can take it from any of the centers and it only requires a couple of hours to complete.
We will provide you with a very comprehensive study focused on techniques and strategies on how to master the components required by the test, such as reading comprehension, listening, and writing.
The TOEFL iBT® Preparation course has been set up to be taken by the students who have already completed our general advanced level 6 or as a private course. It prepares students to achieve competitive scores on the TOEFL iBT® by focusing on test-taking strategies. Special emphasis is placed on the independent and integrated tasks of the TOEFL®, including reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students gain confidence and improve their skills through practice questions and diagnostic tests.
TOEFL® Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Take notes effectively and efficiently;
- Connect sentences and paragraphs using introductory, body and concluding paragraphs;
- Support and develop an argument using reasons, examples and details;
- Write complexly using subordinating grammar structures;
- Use appropriate conventions for spelling and punctuation;
- Summarise contents from an academic reading and an academic listening into a multi-paragraph essay format.
- Organize spoken discourse using a variety of lexical frames for argumentation and description;
- Speak clearly, fluently and accurately using complex grammar and academic vocabulary;
- Summarise a conversation or lecture using notes;
- Summarise a short academic reading using notes;
- Summarise and informal campus conversation using notes.
- Infer a speaker’s attitude by interpreting their intonation and idiomatic language;
- Determine the function of what a speaker has said by analysing their lexical choices and considering context;
- Determine the relationship between elements in a lecture;
- Recognize the topic and mais idea of an academic lecture or conversation about academic life;
- Recognize and locate details within an academic lecture.
Duration of each skill = 4 terms (192 hours) 1 term = 4 weeks
- Understand vocabulary from context and also recognize referents;
- Simplify meanings of sentences by inserting sentences into the passages;
- Find factual information and also understand negative facts;
- Make inferences from stated facts and infer rhetorical purpose;
- Select summary information by completing schematic tables.
Upon arrival, students will take a Placement Test (written and oral) to assess their knowledge of the English language. It will take approximately 60 minutes and students will be placed into the class level based on the results of their placement test. The TOEFL iBT® Preparation course can be taken by the students who have already completed our general advanced level 6 or as a private course.
After taking the Placement Test, students participate in an Orientation Session, in which they are given all student-related materials, including their course schedule. After this session, they are presented to the class, classmates, and teacher.