TOEFL iBT Prep Course - iBT45-79

Course Code: TOEFL-45
Day: Sat Time: 11:00-12:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Location: Online

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Course Description

This preparation course is for those aiming for a score of 45-79. This is generally for learners who wish to apply to 2-year colleges, community colleges, or 4-year state universities, who have a minimum English standardized test score of iBT 45, TOEFL ITP 450, IELTS 4.0, or Eiken Grade 2. If you have never taken the iBT before, but have a minimum English standardized test score of TOEFL ITP 400, IELTS 3.5, or Eiken Grade Pre-2, you are eligible.
Many people study for iBT on their own and may be able to understand the correct answers through the books; however, they may not be able to acquire the actual academic English skills needed to obtain a higher score on iBT. For this reason, a preparatory program is recommended. iBT classes are held in English, which exposes learners to academic English by attending classes and improves listening skills. Our aim is not just give answers, but to help learners develop the skills needed to earn higher scores.

In the TOEFL iBT Prep Course, students will learn the following in each section:

• Reading (Vocabulary from context, Pronouns and referents, Sentence simplification, Sentence insertion into the passage, Factual information, Negative facts, Inferences, Rhetorical purpose, Summary information, Schematic table)
• Listening (Main point, Details, Function, Stance, Organization, Relationships)
• Speaking
   -Independent speaking (Overview, Organization, Coherence)
   -Integrated speaking (Overview, Organization, Coherence, Note-taking strategies)
• Writing
   -Integrated writing (Overview, Note-taking, Pre-writing planning, Organization)
   -Independent writing (Overview, Pre-writing planning, Organization)
   -Structure and written expression (Lessons on accurate and effective grammar and expression techniques)

General Information about the TOEFL iBT Exam

The Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) is an English standardized test often required to apply to universities and graduate schools in English-speaking countries. The iBT Exam is based on university subjects and student life, and measures examinees’ practical English skills required in the academic environment (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing). TOEFL iBT is used in more than 150 countries, including Japan (CIEE Japan, 2020). TUJ also accepts iBT scores.

In general, a score of 45 (equivalent to 450 on the ITP) or more is required for community colleges and 2-year colleges, and a score of 61 to 80 (equivalent to 500 to 550 on the ITP) or more is required for 4-year universities, including TUJ. A score of 100 (equivalent to 600 on the ITP) or more is often required for famous, competitive universities and most graduate schools.

The iBT Exam consists of four sections.
Reading: 30-40 questions, 54-72 minutes
Listening: 28-39 questions, 41-57 minutes
Speaking: 4 tasks, 17 minutes
Writing: 2 tasks, 50 minutes

Learning Objectives

1. Preparation to achieve desired score on the TOEFL iBT exam

2. Understand and be familiar with the format and nature of the questions in each section.

3. Gain familiarity with structures of English to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening.

4. Improvement of test taking skills.

5. Development of productive skills.

6. Acquisition of basic academic skills.

Who should take this course

Those aiming to achieve a score of at least 45-79 on the TOEFL iBT, or anyone who wants to improve their academic English ability in a structured environment.


The Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT Test, 6th Edition, ETS (2021)


Zachary Kelly

Instructor Biography

Zach Kelly has taught English since 2000 in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico and Japan. His specializations are curriculum development, academic English and test preparation. Zach has an MA TESOL from City University of New York (CUNY) and taught academic English (reading, writing, presentations) for CUNY for a number of years before moving to Japan. Zach has taught TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses at several universities in Japan including Temple University Japan, Hitotsubashi University, Meiji Gakuin University, Juntendo University, and Showa Women’s University. In addition to his teaching work, Zach has contributed to a number of TOEFL and IELTS textbooks as well as presented his research at regional and international conferences. Zach proudly hails from beautiful Washington state, USA, and in his free time, loves to get outside and enjoy Japan’s natural beauty and regional cuisine.