Preparation for the TOEFL requires an investment of time. In this course, we will help you manage your preparation and supply you with the essential tools necessary to achieve a high score on the exam. There is no doubt that a high TOEFL Score will greatly increase your knowledge of the English Language.
Hours: from XXX to XXX
By the end of the course students will:
- Be familiar with the format and directions of the TOEFL test;
- Be familiar with the types of questions that are asked in each section;
- Figure out weak and strong areas; and
- Develop the English language skills that are necessary to be successful on the test.
- To practice necessary skills with short reading passages, such as understanding details, identifying topics and paraphrasing.
- To develop skills with longer reading passages, such as such as understanding details, identifying topics and paraphrasing, recognizing coherence.
- To improve on summarizing skills, such as completing tables and charts, creating tables and charts.
- To practice necessary writing skills of brainstorming, organizing, and paraphrasing.
- To develop writing skills by connecting and supporting ideas.
- To improve sentence structure and word choice.
- To demonstrate basic comprehension, such as understanding the main idea, key points, structure, purpose, conclusion, important facts and relevant details.
- To learn from listening, such as understanding various relationships between ideas (e.g., compare-and-contrast, cause-and-effect, agree-disagree, or steps in a process) and tracing the development of ideas or events throughout the recordings.
- To make inferences about an author’s opinion and what is implied in a recording.
- Information Processing – The ability to synthesize and summarize what you have read in your textbooks and heard in and outside of the class.
- Viewpoint Formation – In some of the speaking tasks, students need to form your own opinion in response to the information you have processed.
- Delivery – Speech should be clear and have a well-paced flow with only minor lapses in pronunciation or intonation patterns.
- Language Use – Responses should demonstrate effective use of grammar and vocabulary.
- Topic Development – Responses should be sustained and sufficient for the task. They should be coherent and well developed with details and examples.
- A clear progression of ideas is also necessary for a high score.
Format of iBT TOEFL Test
3–5 passages (About 700 words each), 12–14 questions each;
Total No. of Questions: About 50
Total Time: 60–100 minutes
- a) 4–6 lectures (3-5 minutes long, about 500-800 words), 6 questions each; about 30 questions in total
- b) 2–3 conversations (about 3 minutes long, about 12-25 exchanges), 5 questions each;
About 12 questions in total
Total No. of Questions: 40+
Total Time: 60–90 minutes
- a) 2 independent tasks (prep time: 15 sec; response time: 45 sec)
- b) 2 integrated tasks – Read/Listen/Speak (prep time: 30 sec; response time: 60 sec)
- c) 2 integrated tasks – Listen/Speak (prep time: 20 sec; response time: 60 sec)
Total No. of Questions: 6
Total Time: 20 minutes
- a) 1 integrated task – Read/Listen/Write (20 minutes) (reading time: 3 min; listening
Time: 2 min; writing: 15 min)
- b) 1 independent task (30 minutes)
Total No. of Questions: 2
Total Time: 50 minutes
Total Time Approx. 4.5 hours
Summary Addition of speaking section and expansion of writing section requires students to communicate in original English.
New integrated-skills questions test ability to learn, to integrate information across multiple tests; they are more difficult and more reflective of actual academic English.