OJZ 430 - TOEFL ITP Preparation. Listening and Reading


Course description:

Code: OJZ 430

Title: TOEFL ITP Preparation. Listening and Reading

Abbreviation: TOEFL LR

Length: one semester           

Level CEFR: B2 -C1

Credits: 2

Target participants: This course is intended for students who will be taking the TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.

Entry requirement/level of the course (CEFR): B2

If not sure, please, assess your level using a placement test or the “CEFR assessment grid” on our web pages.

Aims: The course aims are to familiarise students with the main features and types of tasks in the TOEFL ITP test sections of Listening and Reading. Students will be able to improve their listening and reading skills with special emphasis placed on college related topics and lectures. Students will be exposed to many phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions. Test taking skills for multiple choice tests will also be covered.

Approach and Content: The course includes thorough work on the different question types found in the exam practice tests, mostly in the form of lectures and individual work. However, some pair work and group work is also included. Listening and reading parts of the TOEFL ITP test will be done in a mock form to realistically represent the exam itself.

Listening: Classwork covers the whole of the Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test, involving TOEFL Examination listening skills oriented towards different question types, sample questions on paper, and sample questions in response to recordings. Sample listening parts of “whole tests” simulating the TOEFL Examination in mock form are also done.

Reading: Classwork covers the whole of the Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test, involving TOEFL Examination reading skills oriented towards different question types, sample questions, and examination practice exercises. Sample reading parts of “whole tests” simulating the TOEFL Examination in mock form are also done.

Assessment/Credits/Workload:

As this is an examination preparation course, emphasis is placed on attendance and preparation. There is no semester test.

A minimum of probably 1 hour for students at the C1 level, and 2 hours of homework for students at the B2 level is expected per week for students.

Materials: Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL test, Cambridge TOEFL CD (available at the library), Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL test and CDs (also available at the library). Participants will also receive instructions from their teacher as to where to download and print the appropriate materials.

Other requirements:

  • It is not possible to attend this course without at first registering on-line (STAG).