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In these courses, you can expect:

  • Clear, thorough descriptions on each topic.
  • Explanations of language strategies and test strategies.
  • Carefully planned lessons designed to cover all areas of learning.
  • Exam-specific activities to assist in learning.
  • Additional assignments for you to continue learning outside the classroom.

Each course or level consists of a 90-hour learning period with a minimum of 30 hours enrollment. All courses are taught by native teachers with an expertise in the TOEFL test.

What are the prerequirements?

  • A placement test score of at least Pre-Intermediate level.

What will I gain from this course?

  • Increased speaking and writing performance on TOEFL tasks.
  • Familiarity with the test structure and knowledge of how to plan your time during the test.
  • Tips, techniques and strategies for taking the test.
  • A significant improvement in fluency and vocabulary knowledge.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anybody planning to take the TOEFL test.

Book

Level

Part 1

Outcome

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Building support skills

 
Learner Strategies: LS1 – Identifying your strengths; LS2 – Analyzing your strengths; LS3 – Analyzing yourself as a teacher; LS4 – Building a picture of your learning process Note Taking, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: NPS1 – Thinking about methods of note taking; NPS2 – Using short forms; NPS3 – Abbreviating sentences Vocabulary: V1 – Identifying words to learn; V2 – Learning new words; V3 – Adding details Pronunciation: P1 – Identifying difficulties; P2 – Analyzing difficulties Grammar: Assessing Your Skills: G1 – Thinking about your knowledge of grammar; G2 – Diagnosing grammar difficulties Grammar Review: Word Forms: G7 – Checking word forms; Clauses and Sentence Structure: G8 – Identifying complete sentences; G9 – Identifying compound sentences; Noun, Adjective, and Adverb Clauses: G10 – Analyzing complex sentences with noun clauses; G11 – Analyzing complex sentences with adjective clauses

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Building support skills

 
Learner Strategies: LS5 – Recognizing your learning style; LS6 – Reflecting on your approach to learning; LS7 – Managing motivation Note Taking, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: NPS4 – Predicting what will follow a signal word or words; NPS5 – Analyzing note-taking strategies; NPS6 – Taking abbreviated notes Vocabulary: V4 – Adding related words; V5 – Adding information about the prefixes and roots; V6 – Thinking about synonyms Pronunciation: P3 – Analyzing speech patterns; P4 – Indicating speech patterns Grammar: Assessing Your Skills: G3 – Evaluating your knowledge of grammar; G4 – Analyzing problem areas Grammar Review: Noun, Adjective, and Adverb Clauses: G12 – Identifying adjective phrases; G13 – Analyzing complex sentences with adverb clauses; G14 – Identifying adverb phrases; Verbs and Verbals: G15 – Checking verb tenses; G16 – Checking subject-verb agreement; G17 – Choosing verb forms; Referents: G18 – Understanding referents; Parrallel Structures: G19 – Checking for parallel structure

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Building support skills

 
Learner Strategies: LS8 – Creating a learning environment; LS9 – Assessing your skills; LS10 – Setting goals Note Taking, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: NPS7 – Paraphrasing spoken and written texts; NPS8 – Summarizing spoken and written texts Vocabulary: V7 – Thinking about multiple meanings; V8 – Thinking about organizing vocabulary Pronunciation: P5 – Imitating speech patterns; P6 – Listening to accents Grammar: Assessing Your Skills: G5 – Determining your resources Grammar Review: Connecting Ideas: G20 – Choosing connecting words; Nouns: G21 – Checking noun forms; Articles: G22 – Checking article usage

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Building support skills

 
Learner Strategies: LS11 – Reviewing your goals; LS12 – Planning your study schedule; LS13 – Tracking your progress Note Taking, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: NPS9 – Determining your resources; NPS10 – Planning a study strategy Vocabulary: V9 – Determining your resources; V10 – Planning a study strategy Pronunciation: P7 – Determining your resources; P8 – Planning a study strategy Grammar: Assessing Your Skills: G6 – Planning a study strategy Grammar Review: Word Order: G23 – Locating inversions; Comparisons: G24 – Checking comparatives; Prepositional Phrases: G25 – Identifying correct phrases

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Part 2

1

Building Skills

Reading: Understanding Meaning from Context: R1 – Understanding words in context; R2 – Choosing the best synonym; R3 – Understanding the author’s meaning Listening: Understanding Natural Speech: L1 – Writing what the speaker means; L2 – Answering questions about content; L3 – Identifying the meaning of filler phrases and reductions Speaking: Pronunciation: S1 – Concentrating on individual consonant sounds; S2 – Concentrating on consonant clusters; S3 – Focusing on stress patterns; S4 – Focusing on linking words; S5 – Focusing on intonation; S6 – Putting it all together Writing: Cohesion: W1 – Connecting ideas using transitional expressions; W2 – Defining words and phrases; W3 – Connecting ideas using parallel structures; W4 – Adding cohesion; Writing Concisely: W5 – Making sentences concise; W6 – Making paragraphs concise

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Building Skills

Reading: Understanding the Connection of Ideas: R4 – Locating referents within sentences; R5 – Locating referents within a passage; R6 – Locating multiple referents within a passage Listening: Understanding Connections: L4 – Identifying referents; L5 – Identifying referents in conversation; L6 – Identifying referents in a lecture Speaking: Cohesion: S7 – Connecting ideas using transitional expressions; S8 – Defining words and phrases; S9 – Connecting ideas by using parallel structures; S10 – Connecting ideas by rephrasing key words; S11 – Connecting ideas by using pronouns; S12 – Finding inconsistencies Writing: Preparing to Write: W7 – Identifying topics and tasks; W8 – Making a mind map; W9 – Checking the ideas on your mind map; Introductions: W10 – Writing introductory statements; W11 – Narrowing the topic; W12 – Writing your thesis statement

3

Building Skills

Reading: Understanding the Connection of Ideas: R7 – Understanding transitions and connectors; R8 – Inserting sentences; Understanding Details and Recognizing Paraphrases: R9 – Finding facts Listening: Understanding Connections: L7 – Following signals; L8 – Using signals for understanding conversations and lectures; Identifying Topics: L9 – Predicting the topic Speaking: S13 – Practicing consistency; Personal Preference Task: S14 – Choosing a topic for the personal preference task; S15 – Restating the task and defining your choice; S16 – Sequencing ideas for personal experiences; S17 – Making a concluding statement; S18 – Putting it all together Writing: W13 – Improving your introductory paragraph; W14 – Writing introductory paragraphs; Organizing and Writing Developmental Paragraphs: W15 – Writing topic sentences for your developmental paragraphs; W16 – Checking topic sentences for your developmental paragraphs; W17 – Writing supporting ideas; W18 – Practice in adding details

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Building Skills

Reading: Understanding Details and Recognizing Paraphrases: R10 – Understanding exceptions; R11 – Determining whether statements are the same or different; R12 – Locating restated information Listening: Identifying Topics: L10 – Identifying the topic from the first statement; L11 – Determining if the topic is stated in the first sentence; L12 – Identifying a change in topic Speaking: Analyzing Your Responses: S19 – Analyzing and scoring your responses; Personal Choice Task: S20 – Making a personal choice; S21 – Restating the task and stating your position; S22 – Sequencing ideas for personal choices; S23 – Making a concluding statement; S24 – Putting it all together Writing: W19 – Adding details to paragraphs; W20 – Further practice in adding details to paragraphs; W21 – Adding details to your developmental paragraphs; W22 – Completing your developmental paragraphs; W23 – Writing developmental paragraphs  

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Part 3

1

Building Skills

Reading: Understanding Details and Recognizing Paraphrases: R13 – Choosing the restatement of highlighted sentences; R14 – Choosing the restatement of highlighted sentences in paragraphs; Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: R15 – Identifying inferences Listening: Details: L13 – Understanding restatements; L14 – Finding two answers; L15 – Getting all the facts Speaking: S25 – Analyzing and scoring your responses; Independent Speaking Tasks: S26 – Practice responding to independent speaking tasks; Campus Situation Task: S27 – Identifying important points in a reading passages; S28 – Identifying important points in a conversation; S29 – Analyzing the task that relates to the conversation; S30 – Planning your speech Writing: Conclusions: W24 – Restating the thesis statement; W25 – Restating the topic sentences of the developmental paragraphs; W26 – Writing a concluding paragraph; W27 – Improving your concluding paragraph; W28 – Practicing the steps for writing essays

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Building Skills

Reading: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: R16 – Locating sources for inferred information; R17 – Checking if an inference is correct; R18 – Identifying inferences in paragraphs Listening: Details: L16 – Recognizing information; L17 – Organizing information; Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: L18 – Understanding inferences Speaking: S31 – Recording your speech; Academic Task: S32 – Identifying important points in a reading passage; S33 – Identifying important points in a lecture; S34 – Analyzing the task that relates to the lecture; S35 – Planning your speech; S36 – Recording your speech Writing: Analyzing Essays: W29 – Analyzing essays; W30 – Scoring essays; W31 – Scoring your own essays; Responding to the Independent Writing Task: W32 – Writing essays; Paraphrases and Summaries: W33 – Paraphrasing sentences; W34 – Checking paraphrases

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Building Skills

Reading: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: R19 – Making inferences; R20 – Drawing conclusions; R21 – Reviewing inferences Listening: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: L19 – Drawing conclusions; L20 – Inferring reasons; L21 – Identifying attitudes Speaking: Analyzing Your Responses: S37 – Analyzing and scoring your responses; Integrated Reading/Listening/Speaking Tasks: S38 – Responding to the integrated reading/listening/speaking tasks; Campus Situation Task: S39 – Identifying important points in a conversation; S40 – Analyzing the task that relates to the conversation; S41 – Planning your speech; S42 – Recording your speech Writing: W35 – Writing summaries of listening passages; W36 – Revising summaries of listening passages; Integrating Passages: W37 – Paraphrasing main ideas in reading passages; W38 – Linking ideas in reading and listening passages  

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Building Skills

Reading: Summaries and Charts: R22 – Understanding summaries; R23 – Identifying summary ideas; R24 – Organizing information into charts Listening: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: L22 – Identifying the speaker’s purpose; L23 – Identifying the speaker’s meaning; Speaking: Academic Task: S43 – Identifying important points in a lecture; S44 – Analyzing the task that relates to the lecture; S45 – Planning your speech; S46 – Recording your speech; Analyzing Your Responses: S47 – Analyzing and scoring your responses; Integrated Listening/Speaking Tasks: S48 – Responding to the integrated listening/speaking tasks Writing: Analyzing Responses: W41 – Analyzing responses; W42 – Scoring responses; W43 – Scoring your own responses; Responding to the Integrated Writing Task: W44 – Practice responding to the integrated writing task

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