TOEFL iBT Prep Course - iBT80-100

¥49,999
Course Code: TOEFL-80
Start Date: 2022/9/17 End Date: 2022/11/5 Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer Location: Online

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Course Description

This preparation course is for those aiming for a score of 80-100. This is generally for learners who wish to apply to TUJ, Temple University, or other famous state universities, who have a minimum English standardized test score of iBT 61-80, TOEFL ITP 500-550, IELTS 5.0-6.0, or Eiken Grade Pre-1. 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.
1.  Reading: 30-40 questions, 54 -72 minutes
2.  Listening: 28-39 questions, 41-57 minutes
3.  Speaking: 4 tasks, 17 minutes
4.  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 80-100 on the TOEFL iBT, or anyone who wants to improve their academic English ability in a structured environment.

Textbook

Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test : iBT (3E) Student Book with MyLab Access and MP3 Audio and Answer Key

Instructor

Thomas Meyer

Instructor Biography

Thomas Meyer is both an educationalist and researcher, having obtained a master’s degree in education research methodology from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Oxford in the sociology of education. Thomas currently teaches courses on academic English, test preparation, including IELTS and TOEFL, as well as research methodology at several Tokyo-area universities including Temple University Japan Campus. A longtime resident of Japan, Thomas is an avid cyclist.