TOEFL Academic Skills Preparation

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TOEFL Academic Skills Preparation

Online Tutorial
Price from :
1 470 $
Academic Experience

Each lesson is live and taught by a tutor via Zoom

Includes a pre-course Zoom meeting between the tutor and the student for level assessment and needs analysis.

Before the start of the course, the student is sent an assignment to be completed before the course and a short reading list.

All students who successfully complete this course are eligible for a Course Certificate. Completion consists of submitting the final course assignment. Certificates are sent by email after the end of the course.

Students sit rehearsal tests under exam conditions. These are repeated as required to build confidence and familiarity with the exam.


Course aims

To make the student familiar with the exam and to give the student the confidence and skills required to achieve the maximum possible score in the test.


A very complete programme

The tutor coaches the learner in the content of the exam and guides them with strategies for understanding and navigating the test questions. Assignments are set for homework and during lesson time there is repeated work on essay writing, vocabulary, comprehension and speaking practice.


The TOEFL Exam is not only testing language skills, but also academic skills.  English language abilities are important, however, academic skills are the students key to unlocking this exam.  The course develops key academic skills across all four main parts of the exam: Reading, Listening, Speaking & Writing.  This course explores: how to be an active reader and listener, note-taking skills, skimming and scanning, summarizing & paraphrasing, making inferences and essay writing.  Additionally, students are taught how to expand their academic vocabulary, improve their pronunciation & develop the confidence to successfully sit this exam. 


  • Course Content
    Module 1: General exam overview
    • Exam sections
    • Exam vocabulary
    • Listening skills
    • Note-taking
    • Summarising and paraphrasing 


    Module 2: Reading
    • How to become an active reader 
    • Skimming & scanning
    • Making inference
    • 10 types of questions found in the TOEFL Reading


    Module 3: Writing
    • How to write an opinion essay (Task 2)


    Module 4: Writing
    • Integrated writing (Task 1) 


    Module 5: Speaking 
    • Speaking Task 1 - independent task
    • Speaking Task 2 & 3 - integrated reading, listening and speaking
    • Speaking Task 4 - integrated listening and speaking
    • Pronunciation, Intonation and Connected Speech
Attentes prévues

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Take notes on a piece of listening.
  • Summarise and paraphrase an unfamiliar passage of text.
  • Plan, structure and write a report or essay of 500 words.
  • Express opinion
  • Speak in an interview situation for 5 minutes.
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Useful Information

Each lesson is live and taught by a tutor via Zoom

Each lesson is of 60 minutes duration

Lessons can be taken at any time from Monday - Saturday 09.00 to 18.00 EST