The English Language Institute offers two types of TOEFL® preparation courses for those individuals seeking admission to American universities, licenses, certification in professional fields, or proof of proficiency for job placement.
The ELI TOEFL® preparation course is offered at convenient times each term. Classes are small to ensure personal attention to students’ needs, and instructors are trained test specialists.
Paper-Based (PBT) TOEFL® Preparation Course
The TOEFL® PBT Preparation is designed for advanced students seeking admission to college/university who need a TOEFL®score of 550 for undergraduate studies and for graduate programs. It is a rigorous course focusing on the three (3) skill areas tested: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension. There is no speaking or essay-writing on the PBT TOEFL® and the entire test is in multiple-choice format, so the course concentrates on the recognition skills and speed needed for this kind of exam.In the 50-hour, 10-week course we will cover various topics in grammar, such as subj-verb Agreement, Verbs & Time Words, Word Order, Word Forms, Clauses, Participles, Article Usage, Gerunds & Infinities, and Commonly Confused Words. In listening, we will review Idiomatic Expressions, Phrasal Verbs, Pronunciation Distinctions, and comprehending formal and informal English. Reading covers Main Idea, Vocabulary in Context, Fact vs. Inference, and Negative Questions. Lots of homework and timed practice tests will help you in all areas. Most students improve their initial scores by 50-60 points in 10 weeks, but this is entirely individual—you can do much more if you’re willing to work really hard!
Note: FIU accepts both IBT and PBT, but if you are applying elsewhere, check to make sure which TOEFL® is required.
Classes size: 15 students max.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Length: 10 weeks
Total hours: 30
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00pm
Length: 10 weeks
Total hours: 30
Students must take a placement test and obtain a level 5 in order to register.
In order to take the placement test and register for the TOEFL® Preparation: Evening or Saturday, please visit our office during the following dates and times:
TOEFL® Preparation: Evening & Saturday
Registration and Placement Test Dates
Spring 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
January 14, 2019 to January 18, 2019 at MMC Campus, Labor Center 204
Summer 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
May 6, 2019 to May 10, 2019 at MMC Campus, Labor Center 204
Fall 2019 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019 at MMC Campus, Labor Center 204
If you are interested in taking our TOEFL® Preparation: Afternoon classes, please visit the following link: TOEFL® Preparation: Afternoons
- A minimum level 5 or higher on all four sections of the placement exam is required for TOEFL preparation classes.
- These courses are open to any US resident, US citizen, and valid employment authorization holders (H1B, L1, J1) among others.
- I-20’s are not issued for this course
- F-1 students may add this class to their full-time program.
- Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
- Application and testing fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
- Fees do not include books, supplies, or parking permit.
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