Course Description

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.


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. 

Application Instructions

Fall 2022 Operating Status:

The English Language Center is currently teaching all classes in-person. In order to maintain safety, Georgetown requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines to ensure full safety and compliance. For more information, please refer to Georgetown’s resource page on COVID-19 vaccines.

Course Registration Pricing:

Course registration is made with a student's debit card or credit card after creating a student profile during the following registration periods:

June 28 - August 5
  • Early registration price: $486
August 6 - 19
  • Regular registration price: $540
August 20 - September 2
  • Late registration price: $594

Course Policies:

I. Mandatory Placement Test 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 Program Manager Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or guELC@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 will be administered remotely using an online test. Students will be required to have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, as well as audio and video capabilities. Program staff will work with you to communicate additional technology requirements. Within one week after the placement test, you will receive an email with your final course placement.

The Evening & Weekend 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 Evening & Weekend English program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.

II. Fall 2022 Transfers

No Fall 2022 Semester self-request transfer requests will be accepted if received after Friday, September 2, 2022.

III. Fall 2022 Refund and Withdrawals:

There are no tuition refunds for drops/withdrawals requested four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the course section or after the course section has started. If you have questions regarding test scheduling, contact Program Manager Regan Carver at 202-687-5978 or guELC@georgetown.edu.

  • 14 calendar days or more before the published start date of the course section: 100% tuition refund less $50 admin fee

  • Between 14 and five (5) days before the published start date of the course section: 75% tuition refund less $50 admin fee

  • Four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the course section or after the course section has started: $0

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 noncreditaccounts@georgetown.edu if you have questions about your refund payment. Note: We do not allow deferred enrollment from one semester to another.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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9:00AM to 1:00PM
Sep 17, 2022 to Nov 12, 2022
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Course Tuition
EWE - Regular Registration Price - Fall 2022 non-credit $540.00
Section Notes
To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test or make alternate arrangements. The department will be in touch with you about additional details regarding placement test scheduling.
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