Students have to take the Initial Assessment and Placement Test before course enrollment.
A trained bilingual native speaker will conduct a quick administrative assessment of your English proficiency to effectively determine which course and level would best meet your learning needs followed by a more professional initial assessment of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills administered by an experienced multilingual on-line educator. After determining your English proficiency and personal study preferences, a custom study plan will be created to reach your desired English proficiency level in a timely manner.
In this course, students put together language skills in order to practice the Internet-based TOEFL test, which combines listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. You will learn about the iBT test format, test sections, and the different types of test tasks. Basic communication and vocabulary building skills will be developed through in-class exercises, homework exercises, quizzes, and small group activities: students read passages, listen to related spoken passages and then practice answering questions through writing or speaking. Test-taking strategies will also be discussed in the course, and students will have opportunity to take and receive feedback on iBT practice tests. In addition to preparing students for the iBT TOEFL, this course benefits motivated foreign language learners who want to improve their English for academic purposes.
Both live instruction in a virtual classroom and supplementary interactive language lessons will raise your confidence while conversing in the target language as a native-speaking teacher assists you in building your fluency level in English. Thematic lessons geared towards specific contexts and situations will ensure that you are able to not only survive in a full immersion environment but also thrive as your English proficiency dramatically improves. This course stresses communication between both students and teacher in the target language as the medium of communication. English improvement is 100% guaranteed.