Toefl Preparation Classes

TOEFL Preparation Face to Face and Online Via Zoom

English Today’s TOEFL Preparation trainers are qualified to help you get the best TOEFL exam results possible. English Today provides face to face TOEFL preparation programs and Online TOEFL Preparation programs.

Our trained TOEFL instructors provide both group and private lessons. You can arrange for our instructors to come to your office or home. English Today also provides online TOEFL preparation programs via Zoom.

Types of TOEFL Exams

There are three types of exams: the PBT ( Paper Based Test), the CBT ( Computer Based Test) , and the iBT ( Internet Based Test) which is the most recent version and most widely accepted internationally.

Toefl Preparation Classes

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Our TOEFL preparation course gives students all the skills needed to  take the TOEFL test and achieve their desired score. Our teachers are  experts in training students for test taking. They will give you the  skills, confidence, and techniques to help you achieve your goals.

Toefl Preparation Classes

Our Program Includes:

  • The opportunity to increase overall language proficiency in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)

  • Diagnostic pre- and post-tests and individualized feedback on ways to improve scores

  • Specific strategies which can be used to increase your scores Grammar and vocabulary review and expansion

  • Simulated TOEFL® iBT exams which allow students to become more familiar with each

  • section and its requirements

Toefl Preparation Classes

READING

  • Understanding Details

  • Identifying Topics and Paraphrasing

  • Recognizing Coherence

  • Understanding Referents and Vocabulary

  • Completing summaries and tables

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LISTENING

  • Understanding Main Ideas and Organization

  • Understanding Details and Facts

  • Determining Reasons, Proposes, and Altitudes

  • Matching words and categories

  • Matching Inferences and predictions

  • Placing steps in squence

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SPEAKING

  • Independent Speaking : Organized Speech
  • Integrated Speaking : Synthesizing Information
  • Integrated Speaking : Stating Opinion and Summarizing
  • Making Speech Coherent
  • Independent Speaking Test question 1 and 2

  • Integrated speaking test questions 3 and 4

  • Integrated Speaking Test question Summarize Question 5 and 6

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WRITING

Integrated Writing

  • Organizing Information

  • Paraphrasing

  • Making Connections

Independent Writing

  • Brainstorming

  • Writing thesis statements

  • Verb Forms

  • Sentences Information

What to Expect on the TOEFL Test

Toefl Preparation Classes

The TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an Internet-based test designed to asses English proficiency in non-native speakers who want to achieve academic success as well as effective communication. Most people take the TOEFL test to gain admission into universities and colleges where instruction is in English. Additionally, many employers, government agencies, etc. use the scores to determine a person’s English ability. It is not meant to test academic knowledge or computer ability, and as such, questions are always based on materials found in the test (computer tutorials are available for those not familiar with the PC). We have designed this practice book to be as similar as possible to the actual computer-based test in format and appearance in order to better prepare you for the TOEFL test

The TOEFL test, like this book, is divided into four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

Major Changes in the Internet-Based TOEFL (BT)

General

  • The test measures all four language skills equally, a speaking section is included.

  • The Test of Spoken English (TSE) will now be part of the TOEFL Test takers will no longer take the TSE as a separate test.

  • Order of sections on the test:

    • Reading
    • Listening
    • (10-minute break)
    • Speaking
    • Writing
  • The test is approximately four hours long and can be taken in one day.

  • Tests are administered through the Internet in test centers around the world.

  • Unlike past tests, there is no structure section. 

  • Note-taking is allowed in every section. 

  • The test is a linear exam, not computer adaptive; each test taker receives the same range of questions. 

  • The scores will be viewed online.

Reading/Listening

  • Passages for Reading and Listening are longer than those in the CBT (See introduction of individual sections for further details).

Speaking/Writing

  • Tasks for Speaking and Writing include integrated questions that require more than one skill to complete, i.e., reading and/or listening, then speaking or writing.

  • For the speaking section, test takers speak into a microphone, and their responses are digitized and sent to the ETS Online Scoring Network.

  • For the writing section, test takers must type their responses.

The New Test Format

Reading

3-5 passages

  • 12-14 questions each 
  • 700 words per passage

Time

60-100 Minutes

Score

30 Points

Listening

4-6 lectures

  • 6 questions each
  • 500-800 words (4-6 min.)

2-3 conversations

  • 5 questions each
  •  400-500 words (2-3 min.)

Time

60-90 Minutes

Score

30 Points

Speaking

2 independent tasks

  • 1 personal experience
  • 1 preference/choice

2 integrated tasks (Read-Listen-Speak)

  • Reading 100 words
  • Conversation 200 words (1-2 min.)
  • Lecture 200-300 words (1-2 min.)

2 integrated tasks (Listen-Speak)

  • Conversation 200 words (1-2 min.)
  • Lecture 200-300 words (1-2 min.

Time

20 Minutes

Score

30 Points

Writing

1 independent task (same as TWE)

1 integrated task (Read-Listen-Write)

  • Reading 250-300 words
  • Lecture 250-300 words (2 min.)

Time

30 Minutes

Score

30 Points

Academic Subjects in the TOEFL

The following is a list of academic subject areas typically seen in the TOEFL:

Humanities

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Biological Sciences

  • Agriculture
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Medicine
  • Zoology

Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Paper version

(PBT – Paper Based Test)

Many Indonesian universities and government institutions continue to request TOEFL requirements in terms of the PBT scores. The PBT includes the following four test sections: listening comprehension, structure and written expression, reading comprehension, and the Test of Written English.

Sample English Today PBT TOEFL Preparation Program

Computer-Based

(CBT – Computer Based Test)

Computer-based (CBT – Computer-based Test) The CBT test has been discontinued and scores are no longer recognized internationally, as mentioned above, many Indonesian government institutions still recognize the PBT Paper Based TOEFL test and the iBT TOEFL test is recognized internationally.

Sample English Today CBT TOEFL Preparation Program

Internet-Based

(iBT – Internet Based Test)

The iBT version is the internationally recognized format for the TOEFL test, it includes the following sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing.

Sample English Today IBT TOEFL Preparation Program