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.
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.
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 is made with a student's debit card or credit card after creating a student profile during the following registration periods:
- Early registration price: $486
- Regular registration price: $540
- Late registration price: $594
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 email@example.com 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
- Evening & Weekend English : Electives