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TOEFL Preparation

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TOEFL Preparation

This  course will prepare you for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which, along with IELTS, is one of the major standardised assessments used to gauge English language ability of non-native speakers. As with IELTS, achieving the required test “band” or score on TOEFL iBT is a demonstration of your Academic English proficiency. That’s why it is accepted by thousands of English-speaking universities worldwide as a prerequisite for admission.

Students who are at Upper-Intermediate level or above are eligible to enrol in the TOEFL exam preparation course, which may be combined with General English afternoon electives. This course is subject to availability.

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TOEFL Standard

On the standard IELTS preparation course you will study 20 lessons a week from 9.00 to 13.00. The course will focus on training exam strategies in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Quick Guide
Timetable 9.00 to 13.00
Maximum Class Size 14
Lessons per Week 20
Lesson Duration 50 Minutes
Coursebook Included
Levels Intermediate to Advanced
Start Date Every Monday
Minimum Age 18

This course is subject to availability

TOEFL Intensive and Semi-Intensive

The morning IELTS course can be combined with English for Academic Purposes or Business English in the afternoon in an Intensive or Semi Intensive courses.

Quick Guide
Timetable 9.00 to 16.00
Maximum Class Size 14
Lessons per Week 20
Lesson Duration 50 Minutes
Coursebook Included
Levels Intermediate to Advanced
Start Date Every Monday
Minimum Age 18

This course is subject to availability

About TOEFL iBT

TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) is 100% Academic English-focussed and evaluates students’ ability to express themselves in English in an academic environment. This internationally-recognised exam, which consists of four main sections based on the four core language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), requires intensive preparation.

The exam is either taken at a local test centre, or can now be taken remotely at any qualifying location through TOEFL at Home.

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IELTS or TOEFL?

Both exams are internationally recognised, standardised English assessments. Both are considered gateways to visas, employment, and (in the case of TOEFL iBT) entry into undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at universities and other academic institutions. Many academic establishments will accept both exams.

The main difference between the two is the format of the questions.  While IELTS tests each skill separately, the TOEFL exam combines different skills in the same task.  So for example you may have to listen to a short lecture, then read a text on a related topic. After that, you will need to summarise the information in writing.

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An understanding of the task types in the TOEFL iBT is essential. The TOEFL Preparation course offers extensive conceptual and practical training in the two Speaking and Writing task types, namely ‘Independent’ and ‘Integrated’.

TOEFL iBT is a computer-based exam. On our TOEFL course, you will gain proficiency in technology-based assessments, including on-screen prompts. You will also learn how to complete the voice-recorded Speaking section of the exam.

The TOEFL iBT writing section is assessed according to criteria such as essay planning and organisation and development. You will be given coaching in the key TOEFL iBT writing criteria as well as detailed essay feedback.

About TOEFL Preparation

ELC’s TOEFL Preparation course is an in-depth programme that focuses on equipping you with the necessary exam strategy and linguistic training to succeed in TOEFL iBT.

Our teachers will support you in understanding how to approach the test by giving you insights into the format of the exam, the types of questions, and the content you will be expected to know. You will also gain an insight into the grading and assessment criteria for each exam section.

The course, which has specific milestones and measurable outcomes, is both theory and practice-based, with extensive sample paper guidance to set you up for success.

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A smiling IELTS student

Course Costs per Week  All GE and Exam Preparation Courses

Lessons per week 20 Lessons 25 Lessons 30 Lessons
1-3 Weeks R 3 820 R 4 370 R 4 990
4-7 Weeks R 3 620 R 4 150 R 4 740
8-11 Weeks R 3 440 R 3 930 R 4 490
12-23 Weeks R 3 070 R 3 490 R 4 000
24+ Weeks R 2 780 R 3 170 R 3 630
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