TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language


TOEFL is a test to measure an individual’s English language ability of non-native speakers. This type, of course, is most common with those wishing to enrol into English speaking universities. TOEFL is one of the most popular and recognisable English tests in the world. TOEFL is a trademark from the private non-profit organisation – Educational Testing Service (ETS).



Duration: 16 week

Minimum requirement: B1 / B2

Course outline

  • Reading in section format – reading in paragraphs/ articles / stories
  • Vocabulary – Understanding vocabulary from context
  • Finding key points in a paragraph – to find important information in a text
  • To scan the questions and answers – to be able to skim read
  • Factual information – To be able to identify factual information in a text
  • Negative factual information – to be able to distinguish information that is true or not
  • Rhetorical purpose questions – to be able to answer the rhetorical question of a specific text, for example, “why does the author mention….?”
  • Vocabulary questions – to be able to identify the meaning of words/ phrases
  • Insert text questions – to place a new sentence into the passage to where it fits best.
  • Fill in the table – to be able to organise, select and read categories.
  • Basic comprehension questions – To able to answer the main purpose of the question.
  • Connection information questions – To be able to make connections with key information that is discussed.
  • Pragmatic understanding questions – to be able to identify a speaker’s purpose or to identify a speaker’s attitude/ opinion.
  • Correct language use – correct use of vocabulary and grammar
  • Processing information – to be able to summarise what you have read
  • Viewpoint formation – to be able to form your own opinion
  • Performance – speech should be clear with correct pronunciations
  • Comprehensive progress – answers should be as detailed as possible by providing examples and ideas.
  • Planning – plan before you write / plan an essay
  • Note-taking – be able to note take whilst reading and listening.
  • Sentence structure – make sure sentences are flowing
  • Vocabulary and grammar – ensure correct grammar and vocabulary are used.
  • Essay writing – to be able to write an introduction, supporting statements and conclusion.
  • Descriptive writing – to use descriptive words and to be able to write about opinions, feelings and views.
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  • Adjective
  • Verb
  • Conjunction


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