Introduction to toefl course


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Introduction to toefl course

  1. 1. Rick Zepeda
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Cards of entrance and exit All students will be given cards to enter and exit thecampus.
  6. 6. What is the Purpose of the TOEFLExam? It is used by scholarship committees ofgovernments, universities and agencies as a standardmeasure of English Proficiency.
  7. 7. Does the TOEFL have a speakingsection? The IBT has a speaking section which includes sixquestions.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. How long is the testing session? The testing session is about 4 hours.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. May I choose the order of thesections on my exam? No, you may not. The selection goes as follows:reading, listening, speaking and writing.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. How often can I take the TOEFL? You can take the test as many times as you would like.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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)