The English Language Institute offers two types of TOEFL preparation courses for those individuals seeking admission to American universities, licenses, certification in professional fields, or proof of proficiency for job placement.
The ELI TOEFL preparation courses are offered at convenient times each term. Classes are small to ensure personal attention to students’ needs, and instructors are trained test specialists.
- Internet-Based (iBT) TOEFL Preparation Course
The Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL course prepares students for every skill area of the examination. It begins by reviewing writing structures for both the academic writing and integrated writing portions of the examination. Students are taught exactly what they should expect on these sections so that they can cover all of the important areas in their responses.The reading comprehension portion of the course covers the ten questions that are asked in the section and how students should find the credited response quickly and efficiently. The preparation of the speaking portion of the examination covers the six questions that are asked and how to respond in ways that will help the students achieve the best possible score. In the listening comprehension section, students review the question types and the structure of the section (dialogues, lectures, etc.) so that they are able to maximize scores even when they encounter comprehension difficulties. Students who attend regularly and do all of the assignments should achieve the required scores for undergraduate or graduate programs.
- Paper-Based (PBT) TOEFL Preparation Course
The TOEFL PBT Preparation is designed for advanced students seeking admission to college/university who need a TOEFL score of 500 for undergraduate studies or 550 for graduate programs. It is a rigorous course focusing on the three (3) skill areas tested: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension. There is no speaking or essay-writing on the PBT TOEFL and the entire test is in multiple-choice format, so the course concentrates on the recognition skills and speed needed for this kind of exam.In the 50-hour, 10-week course we will cover various topics in grammar, such as subj-verb Agreement, Verbs & Time Words, Word Order, Word Forms, Clauses, Participles, Article Usage, Gerunds & Infinities, and Commonly Confused Words. In listening, we will review Idiomatic Expressions, Phrasal Verbs, Pronunciation Distinctions, and comprehending formal and informal English. Reading covers Main Idea, Vocabulary in Context, Fact vs. Inference, and Negative Questions. Lots of homework and timed practice tests will help you in all areas. Most students improve their initial scores by 50-60 points in 10 weeks, but this is entirely individual—you can do much more if you’re willing to work really hard!
This course is available at both the intermediate and advanced levels.
Note: FIU accepts both IBT and PBT, but if you are applying elsewhere, check to make sure which TOEFL is required.
Classes size: 15 students max.
Total hours: 50
TOEFL Preparation 2014
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Note: Requires level three or higher on all four sections of the placement exam.
These courses are open to any US resident, US citizen, and valid employment authorization holders (H1B, L1, J1) among others.
I-20’s are not issued for this course
F-1 students may add this class to their full-time program.
Dates subject to change without notice.
Application and testing fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Fees subject to change without notice.
Fees do not include books, supplies, or parking permit.