The TOEFL prep course is designed to help non-native English speakers learn the strategies and skills that will enable them to get the test score required by their university, college, agency, or company.
This course will help you learn the strategies, techniques, tips, and tricks that will help improve reading, listening, speaking, and writing scores. Throughout the course, there are multiple practice tests, as well as the opportunity to submit speaking responses and writing essays graded by trained graders.
The complete course includes lessons and experiences in all 4 sections of the TOEFL: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
4-week program comprised of 15 hours per week.
Understand the format of the TOEFL test.
Recognize how to prepare most efficiently for the test & what the test measures.
Define the four sections of the TOEFL and how you will be evaluated in each section.
Develop strategies for answering each section’s question type.
Enhance your test-taking strategies to improve your overall TOEFL score.
Identify ways to improve your English listening skills.
Chapter 1: Course Overview
Welcome video, course outline and syllabus, and course navigation video tutorial.
Chapter 2: Organizing Ideas for English Speakers
Communication styles used in different cultures, the importance of using the linear communication style in English
Chapter 3: Introducing Topics
Elements of an effective introduction, getting and establishing a need, using the conditional grammar structure, establishing credibility and presenting a roadmap
Chapter 4: Signposting and Connecting Ideas
Presenting a roadmap and communication signposts, using transitions and conjunctions, understanding the value of time in the Western business world
Chapter 5: Emphasizing Ideas through Words and Phrases
Using words and phrases that emphasize ideas, the magic rule of three in speaking and writing, road and track idioms
Chapter 6: Speaking with Correct Rhythm and Stress
Parts of speech and sentences, syllable-timed vs. stress-timed languages, using word stress effectively in English, pausing effectively
Chapter 7: Using Slides to Support a Message
Talking about information on slides, using parallelism in bullets and lists, dos and don’ts for using slides
Chapter 8: Talking about Graphs
Talking about data in graphs and charts, subject and verb agreement
Chapter 9: Concluding a Topic
Summarizing ideas, concluding a message effectively
Chapter 10: Starting the Meeting
Organizing a meeting, making small talk, conversation starters, opening a meeting
Chapter 11: Running the Meeting
Recognizing certain people, events, or “elephants”, filling and assigning specific meeting roles, encouraging participation
Chapter 12: Ending the Meeting
Summarizing action items, concluding a meeting, talking about time
Chapter 13: Delivering Bad News
The drawbacks of using the sandwich method for delivering bad news, effective approaches for delivering bad news, using passive voice
Chapter 14: Resolving Conflict
Effective methods for dealing with conflict, active listening, maintaining proper eye contact
Chapter 15: Dealing with Angry Clients
Showing empathy, acknowledging others’ feelings, showing concern, apologizing, giving explanations, clarifying, stative vs. dynamic adjectives
Chapter 16: Giving Feedback and Reviews
Purpose of evaluations, aspects commonly evaluated by supervisors, giving constructive feedback, using progressive tense
Chapter 17: Receiving Feedback
Responding appropriately to negative feedback, responding appropriately to positive feedback, using the different forms of future tense
What is the TOEFL test?
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized test that measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it’s heard, spoken, read and written in a college course.
Who takes the TOEFL test?
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- English-language learning program admissions and exit
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas
Is the TOEFL test a college admissions requirement?
College admission criteria for international students who are nationals of some of the Commonwealth nations exempt them from taking the TOEFL exam. Nations which are part of the English-speaking world where English is the de facto official language automatically grants a TOEFL exemption with some restrictions (e.g., residents of Quebec are required to take TOEFL while the rest of Canada is exempt). However, this does not apply to some Commonwealth nations outside the Anglosphere, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc., even though they may have English as the de facto official language.
Who accepts TOEFL test scores?
The TOEFL is used by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries throughout the English-speaking world. As an International student, passing the TOEFL is typically a prerequisite for admission into post-secondary institutions. Other organizations rely on TOEFL courses as well. These include immigration departments who use them to issue residential and work visas, medical and licensing agencies that use them for professional certification purposes and simply individuals who want to measure their progress in learning the English language.
What does the TOEFL test consist of?
The TOEFL consists of four sections, each measuring basic language skills, and focuses on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. These four sections include reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
|Reading||3–5 passages, each containing 12–14 questions||60–80 minutes|
|Listening||6–9 passages, each containing 5–6 questions||60–90 minutes|
|Break||Mandatory break||10 minutes|
|Speaking||6 tasks||20 minutes|
|Writing||2 tasks||50 minutes|
How is the TOEFL test scored?
The TOEFL iBT test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points.
Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) receives a scaled score from 0 to 30. The scaled scores from the four sections are added together to determine the total score.
What happens if I fail the TOEFL?
If you fail the TOEFL you can take it again once every 12 days. Note-taking is allowed during the test.
Where can I take the TOEFL?
The TOEFL is mostly offered online and is called the TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test). Paper-based testing is also available as the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test, which can be mailed out.
How much does the TOEFL test cost?
The test fee depends on the test location chosen. In the US, the test fee is $195. In Canada, it is $245.
How long do I have to complete the TOEFL?
There is a 4-hour time limit to complete the test.
Where is the TOEFL certificate recognized?
The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.