This course focuses on preparing students for the TOEFL exam. Students taking this course will improve their skills in key areas of the TOEFL so that they feel more prepared for the demands of this exam. In this course, students will practice giving well-organized responses to TOEFL questions with clear supporting examples and reasons. They will also work on recognizing inferences, drawing conclusions, and identifying patterns of organization.
Students will practice responding to integrated skills questions on the TOEFL exam through connecting ideas from a written text and a lecture. They will write a well-organized opinionated essay. Students will have an opportunity to study all four sections of the exam: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They will work with partners and in groups to practice forming responses to questions that are similar to those they will find on the TOEFL exam and will get feedback from their classmates and instructor. This course starts and ends with a practice exam in order for students to see their improvement over the duration of the course.
Before taking this course, students should be able to speak in paragraphs and with detail about a variety of topics. They should be able to write several paragraphs about academic topics with good control of grammar. Students should be able to understand the main ideas and many details of straightforward spoken and written texts.
Starting in the Fall 2016 semester, all three iBT-TOEFL Test Preparation classes will use the following textbook:
Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Test
Deborah Phillips, Third Edition, © 2014
IMPORTANT: Students should purchase a NEW copy of the textbook at Georgetown’s Campus Store (or other bookseller) before class begins as it will be used for course assignments starting on the first day of class.
Important Placement Test Information: All new and returning students must take a placement test to participate in the program. The test’s time, date and location are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.
If you are unable to attend your assigned placement test, you must contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu to make alternative arrangements.
|Summer 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:
|$405.......Early Registration (includes 10% discount)....Mar. 1 - Mar. 31
|$450.......Regular Registration........................................Apr. 1 - Apr. 27
|$495.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).......Apr. 28 - May 5
Visit the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for detailed course registration instructions (link: HERE). For additional assistance, contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu.