This course is for students who do not know much about or have never taken the TOEFL test. The course introduces students to its content and format as well basic vocabulary necessary so that they will be able not only to familiarize themselves with the test format but also study in academic institutions with English-speaking environment for a short period of time.
- Students will understand the content and format of the TOEFL test.
- Students will improve their listening and speaking skills through interactive pair and group activities in class.
- Students will be able to understand a short speech or conversations and to summarize and explain orally its main content in simple sentences in English.
TOEFL Study-abroad, Communication, Speaking Skills, Listening Skills
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken at each class. Students work on listening and speaking activities and exercises in the textbook designed specifically for the TOEFL test. They are expected to actively participate in class by giving presentation and reporting back the result of their research on some academic subjects of their interest. (Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Course Unit 1: Advertising (Listening)||Identify course aims. Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 2||Unit 1: Advertising (Speaking)||Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 3||Unit 2: Extreme Sports (Listening)||Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 4||Unit 2: Extreme Sports (Speaking)||Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 5||Midterm Exam Unit 3: Fraud (Listening)||Demonstrate knowledge of class materials. Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 6||Unit 3: Fraud (Speaking)||Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 7||Unit 4: Storytelling (Listening)||Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.|
|Class 8||Unit 4: Storytelling (Speaking) Final Presentation||Consolidation, application, and integration of skills, materials, and key concepts. Identify course aims. Demonstrate effective speaking skills for the TOEFL.|
Beaumont, John. 2006. North Star: Building Skills for the TOEFL iBT, Intermediate (Student Book with Audio CDs). White Plains, NY: Pearson. (ISBN: 978-0131937066)
Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.
Class Participation, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 25%
Midterm Exam, 25%
Final Presentation, 25%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 4.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.