TOEFL Preparation (20 Hours/Week)

Our TOEFL program is a 12-week intensive course that reviews the structure of the test, all four skill areas (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), and useful techniques to help you achieve your desired score. We work on one skill area each day Mondays-Thursdays and finish the week with a practice exam that includes all four skill areas on Fridays.

Students will need to either complete Level 5 of our ESL program or prove sufficient English skill by taking our placement test and scoring at or above the score our Level 5 students are expected to achieve by the end of the program. At the end of the 12-week TOEFL class, students will be prepared to take the TOEFL exam. This course may be repeated.

Reading

Students will practice critical vocabulary that they will need in order to read the sample passages. They will also identify context clues that could help them understand unfamiliar words within the text. They will answer sample comprehension questions and discuss techniques that will help them understand and manage their time.

Listening

After exploring the set structure and expectation for each of the listening clip types, students will learn note-taking techniques and response frames that will help them focus in on key details.

Speaking

Similarly to the listening section, the speaking questions also make use of defined structures and expectations for each of 6 speaking questions. Again, students will practice efficient note-taking skills and response frames that will allow them to focus on key details and formulate appropriate speaking responses. Students will also record their own responses to sample speaking questions in order to analyze where they are struggling and make an individualized plan for how they can improve. ‍

Writing

Students will work on writing responses to a large variety of prompts similar to those that might be used on the exam. This will help students become comfortable with the structure, grammar, and vocabulary they will be expected to use. We will focus on organization of ideas and formulating complete responses, as well.