2019 TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 4 3

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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

・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

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students are required to complete the listening, speaking, and/or vocabulary assignments before class preparing for focused discussions of their content. Each week, we will discuss a new topic, requiring the students to actively participate in class activities, debates, and presentations, while developing the students’ test taking skills for the TOEFL iBT. (Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on the level, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Unit 5: Language (Listening) Identify course aims. Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 2 Unit 5: Language (Speaking) Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.
Class 3 Unit 6: Tourism (Listening) Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 4 Unit 6: Tourism (Speaking) Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.
Class 5 Midterm Exam Unit 7: Humor (Listening) Demonstrate knowledge of class materials. Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 6 Unit 7: Humor (Speaking) Acquire speaking skills for the TOEFL.
Class 7 Unit 8: Fashion (Listening) Acquire listening skills for the TOEFL.
Class 8 Unit 8: Fashion (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: 9780131985766)

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Additional reading materials and handout will be assigned throughout the term.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation: 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments: 25%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Presentation: 25%

Related courses

  • LAE.E153 : TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 3

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It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with TOEFL Seminar (Listening and Speaking) 3.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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