Georgetown School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 687-8700

Center for Continuing and Professional Education
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 687-8700

XEFL-322 iBT-TOEFL Preparation III

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Course Details

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 creating concise, clearly structured arguments with abstract language. They will recognize the organization of an academic lecture and be able to summarize it. Students will also work on their reading comprehension through outlining complex texts, summarizing them, and recognizing rhetorical purpose. They will write an opinionated essay as well as an essay that connects ideas from a reading and a lecture.

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 easily speak in paragraphs about a variety of topics including some abstract topics. They should be able to write multi-paragraph texts with clear connections between ideas. Students should be able to easily understand spoken and written texts including those that are complex or unfamiliar.



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
ISBN: 978-0-13-324812-8

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. 

Course Prerequisites

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 to make alternative arrangements.

Application Instructions


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


XEFL-322 - 011 iBT-TOEFL Preparation III    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 1:00PM
13 May 2017 to 01 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 8 Sessions
Contact Hours: 32.0
No active tuition profiles.
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Section Notes:  To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test time on Sat., May 6 at 12:00 pm or make alternate arrangements. Location and other details are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.