This TOEFL iBT Preparation program introduces students to all of the components of the TOEFL iBT exam. Through practice exercises and exams in class, students will become familiar with the tasks required on the exam and will also learn test-taking strategies which will help them improve their scores on the exam. The program consists of 3 different classes which concentrate on different aspects of the TOEFL iBT.
TOEFL iBT Preparation classes meet on Monday or Wednesday or Friday afternoons:
Monday or Wednesday or Friday Afternoons*
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
TOEFL iBT Preparation classes are offered to students at the following levels:
The following three classes are offered as part of our TOEFL iBT Preparation Program. Students may take them in any order that they choose:
TOEFL iBT: Focus on Listening and Speaking:
This class will help prepare students for the individual listening and speaking tasks on the TOEFL iBT and for the integrated listening/speaking sections. Students will focus on listening for main ideas, supporting ideas and details as well as learning how to draw inferences and to identify the speaker’s purpose, method and attitude. To improve their speaking on the TOEFL, students will learn how to understand test prompts, summarize and offer opinions, speak about how ideas in two passages are related, and deliver a clear, well-reasoned response.
TOEFL iBT: Focus on Reading, Writing & Listening:
This class will focus on activities that will help students develop skills which are required for the integration of reading, listening and writing on the TOEFL iBT. Students will work on tasks such as identifying vocabulary and idioms, drawing conclusions based on information in the listening and reading passages, understanding language functions, restating and summarizing information, reading the essay prompt carefully, forming opinions, brainstorming, writing informal outlines, and planning and organizing an essay.
TOEFL iBT: General Review, Note-Taking and Test-Taking Strategies:
This class will focus on all of the components of the TOEFL iBT exam and will help students to increase the speed at which they take the exam by having students complete multiple practice exams both in and out of class. Students will get a review of grammar, syntax, vocabulary and idioms as well as practice for the written portions of the TOEFL iBT. Additionally, students will work on improving reading comprehension skills and developing and improving their listening skills. Note-taking skills will be emphasized with exercises concentrating on listening for specific facts, phrases or signal words, as well as writing in phrases and using abbreviations and other shortcuts.