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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.

 

TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENT:

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

Mandatory Placement Requirement: 

All new and returning students are required to take a placement exam before classes begin to determine their correct placement into the course section. After completing registration, you will receive a payment confirmation email including your placement test appointment. If you are unable to attend at the appointed time, you must contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu immediately to make alternative arrangements.

Please note that your enrollment will not be complete until you take your placement test. All placement tests are held at the Georgetown Intercultural Center (ICC) building's English as a Foreign Language Computer Lab. Within one week after the placement test you will receive an email with your final course placement including building, classroom, and required textbooks.

Important:

The Continuing Studies English program reserves the right to move students to a different level of a course if placement test results or first class diagnostic testing warrants it. All such moves will be completed in the first week of classes with no additional charge to the student.

Please note: No student transfer requests will be accepted after Sept. 4 and there are no tuition refunds for withdrawals completed after Sept 12.

If your placement test results indicate that you do not meet the minimum English proficiency level required for admission to the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.

Course Transfer, Drop & Withdrawal Policies: 

No transfer requests will be accepted after Sept. 4, 2017

The Continuing Studies English program reserves the right to move students to a different level of a course if placement test results or first class diagnostic testing warrants it. All such moves will be completed in the first week of classes with no additional charge to the student.

If your placement test results indicate that you do not meet the minimum English proficiency level required for admission to the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.

Please Note: There are no tuition refunds for drops/withdrawals completed after Sept. 12, 2017.

If you have questions regarding test scheduling, contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver via telephone at 202-687-4592 or via email at CSEnglish@georgetown.edu.

Fall 2017 Refund Schedule:

  • Withdrawals/Drops that are completed by Aug. 24, 2017 are due a 100% refund minus a $50 admin fee.
  • Withdrawals/Drops that are completed between Aug. 25, 2017 and Sept. 12, 2017 are due a 75% refund minus a $50 admin fee.
  • No refunds are awarded for withdrawals/drops that are completed after Sept. 12, 2017.

Refunds will be credited back to the credit card used to make the payment 30 days after the drop has been processed. Please contact SCS Student Accounts at ccpestudentaccounts@georgetown.edu if you have questions about your refund payment.

Note: We do not allow deferred enrollment from one semester to another.

Application Instructions

 Fall 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:

 $450.......Early Discounted Registration..........................June 28 – August 9

 $500.......Regular Registration.........................................August 10 – 24

 $550.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).........August 25 – September 12

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.




Sections

XEFL-322 - 011 iBT-TOEFL Preparation III    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Enrollment Closed
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 1:00PM
13 May 2017 to 01 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 8 Sessions
Contact Hours: 32.0
Cost:
No active tuition profiles.
Potential Discount(s):
CSE Early Registration - Fall 2017
 
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.