TOEFL® Preparation Courses

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 courses are offered at convenient times each term. Classes are small to ensure personal attention to students’ needs, and instructors are trained test specialists.

      • Internet-Based (iBT) TOEFL® Preparation Course

The Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL® course prepares students for every skill area of the examination.  It begins by reviewing writing structures for both the academic writing and integrated writing portions of the examination.  Students are taught exactly what they should expect on these sections so that they can cover all of the important areas in their responses.The reading comprehension portion of the course covers the ten questions that are asked in the section and how students should find the credited response quickly and efficiently.  The preparation of the speaking portion of the examination covers the six questions that are asked and how to respond in ways that will help the students achieve the best possible score.  In the listening comprehension section, students review the question types and the structure of the section (dialogues, lectures, etc.) so that they are able to maximize scores even when they encounter comprehension difficulties.  Students who attend regularly and do all of the assignments should achieve the required scores for undergraduate or graduate programs.

Days Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Weeks 9
Price $479


      • 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.  The course 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.

Total hours: Afternoons 27 hours, Evenings 50 hours, and Saturdays 40 hours

TOEFL® Preparation: Afternoons

Afternoons Afternoons
Days Mondays & Wednesdays Fridays
Time 4:00pm to 5:30pm 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Weeks 9 9
Price $479 $479


In order to take the placement test and register for the Afternoon TOEFL® Preparation Course, please visit our office during the following dates and times:

Afternoon TOEFL® Preparation:
Registration and Placement Test Dates
Summer 2018 Monday, July 9, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fall 2018 Monday, October 1, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Winter 2019 Monday, January 7, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Spring 2019 Monday, April 8, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Thursday, April 10, 2019

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM



TOEFL® Preparation: Evenings & Saturdays

Evenings Saturdays
Days Tuesdays & Thursdays Saturdays
Time 7:00pm to 9:30pm 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Weeks 10 10
Price $799 $639


In order to take the placement test and register for the Evening or Saturday TOEFL® Preparation Course, please visit our office during the following dates and times:

Evening & Saturday TOEFL Preparation: Registration and Placement Test Dates
Summer 2018
Tue. July 10, 2018 – 6:30 PM
Thu. July 12, 2018 – 6:30 PM
Sat. July 14, 2018 – 10:00 AM
Fall 2018
Tue. Oct. 2, 2018 – 6:30 PM
Thu. Oct. 4, 2018 – 6:30 PM
Sat. Oct. 6, 2018 – 10:00 AM
Winter 2019 Tue. Jan. 8, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Thu. Jan. 10, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Sat. Jan. 12, 2018 – 10:00 AM
Spring 2019
Tue. Apr. 9, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Thu. Apr. 11, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Sat. Apr. 13, 2019 – 10:00 AM


  • 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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