Hours: 40 hours
Class time: twice a week usually in the afternoon
This course is designed for students who want to write the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and need to learn general test-taking strategies for the four parts of the test (listening, speaking, reading, & writing). The materials used in this course will focus on listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking from reading/listening, and writing from reading/listening.
Students will have the opportunity to study many authentic TOEFL test questions and complete a full practice test.
Students must have intermediate to advanced competence in English.
Students must have the necessary computer skills to meet the requirements of the TOEFL iBT.
Students will become familiar with the format of each section of the TOEFL test. They will learn to identify all the question types and become more skilled at answering each. Classroom speaking and pronunciation activities will give learners the opportunity to work on the fluency and the accuracy of their spoken English. Through practice with past TOEFL test questions, students will have a better sense of whether or not they are ready to take the test.
The first six weeks will focus on understanding the various test question types and practicing them individually with real TOEFL questions. The last 4 weeks will be devoted to practice tests.