Objectives of course Improving language skills and subskills Getting students familiar with the structure of theexam Significantly aiding in an increase of points on theTOEFL exam Focusing on weak areas and improving them beforethe exam
Course Schedule The course will be 84 hours 10/06/13 starting date 22/08/13 finish date 2 hours Monday to Thursday from 19:00-21:00 Students are allowed only 8 absences.
Certificate of Recognition Students will be able to get a certificate of recognitionat the end of the course. This certification must be requested to the languageacademy. It has a cost of 50 MXP
Cards of entrance and exit All students will be given cards to enter and exit thecampus.
What is the Purpose of the TOEFLExam? It is used by scholarship committees ofgovernments, universities and agencies as a standardmeasure of English Proficiency.
Does the TOEFL have a speakingsection? The IBT has a speaking section which includes sixquestions.
Is there a grammar section on theIBT? No, there is no grammar section. This section has beenremoved and instead grammar is graded in thespeaking and writing sections.
How long is the testing session? The testing session is about 4 hours.
What types of questions are on theIBT? Most of the questions are multiple choice. There aresome other types of questions which will bethoroughly reviewed in this course.
May I choose the order of thesections on my exam? No, you may not. The selection goes as follows:reading, listening, speaking and writing.
May I take notes? Yes, and you should take notes. These notes will betaken from you after the exam. Note taking techniqueswill be addressed in this course.
May I change my answer? On the listening section, you may change youranswer as many times as you wish until you click theconfirm button. On the reading section you can change your answeras many times as you like while on the same readingpassage. When you start a new reading passage youmay not go back. On the speaking test you will be cued with a beep tostart speaking. You cannot change your answer. On the writing section you can change your answeras many times as you like during the given time period.
How often can I take the TOEFL? You can take the test as many times as you would like.
What happens if I cheat on theexam? Do not cheat. Cheating on the TOEFL is very serious.If caught your exam will be canceled and you maynever be able to take the exam again.
Score Reports Speaking: You will be assigned a score of 0-4. The scoreof all six responses will be averaged and converted to atotal section score of 0-30. Writing: You will be assigned a score of 0-4. The scoreof all six responses will be averaged and converted to atotal section score of 0-30. The range for the reading and listening is 0-30. Aperfect score would be 120.
How do I interpret my scores? You cannot pass or fail on the TOEFL. Each institutionwill hold their own requirements. The averageacceptance of students to universities is around 76-90points. Contact your institution and check therequirements.
If I am proficient in English do Ineed to take this course? Yes, learning strategies on how to take this course canmake a huge difference in the results. Being proficientis still important but not knowing how to approach theexam can have devastating results.
Study Habits Accept responsibility Get organized Set realistic goals Establish priorities Manage time Stay motivated Choose to be positive(modified from Barron’s TOEFL ibt)