Online TOEFL Preparation

The Tutorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago Online TOEFL iBT preparation courses will help you get the scores you need. Choose one, two or all three of our Online TOEFL Prep courses.

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Questions? Contact Beata Keller at bkeller@uic.edu or call 312-996-2378.


Online TOEFL Prep: Reading and Listening

This 5-week course focuses on learning the test-taking strategies necessary for succeeding on the Reading and Listening sections of the TOEFL iBT.  Self-paced presentations teach you test strategies, and your instructor assigns detailed practice exercises and provides individualized weekly feedback and advice.  In this course, you are able to work at your own pace reviewing presentations, studying vocabulary, and completing practice exercises and tests.

During this course, you will:

  • Build test-taking strategies for the TOEFL iBT test
  • Learn specific techniques for answering each of the question types on the Reading and Listening sections of the test
  • Study vocabulary necessary for the TOEFL iBT test
  • Complete practice exercises and take numerous practice tests
  • Receive individualized instructor advice and guidance

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify types of questions that you are struggling with and apply strategies to answer these questions correctly
  • Improve your academic vocabulary
  • Be a more effective and efficient test-taker

Dates and Times

  • Fall 2018
    • Aug. 24 – Sept. 28
    • Oct. 12 – Nov. 16
  • Spring 2019
    • Feb. 8 – March 15
    • April 5 – May 10
  • Summer 2019
    • May 17 – June 21
    • July 12 – Aug. 16

Tuition, Textbooks and Registration

Fee

$250 ($225 for UIC members and returning students)

Textbooks

This course uses two textbooks. You  must purchase these textbooks before the first day of class.

  1. Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL test: iBT Reading (text with CD-ROM)
  2. Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test: iBT Listening (text with Audio CDs + CD-ROM)

Or, you can purchase the following all-skills book instead, and just complete the Reading and Listening sections in this course:

  • Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL test: iBT (text with CD-ROM)

Registration

The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our website:

Register for Online TOEFL Preparation: Reading and Listening 

 


Online TOEFL Prep: Speaking

This 4-week course focuses on learning the test-taking strategies necessary to succeed on the Speaking section of the TOEFL iBT.  Self-paced presentations teach you test strategies for each of the six TOEFL Speaking tasks, while speech templates help you organize and deliver an appropriate response. In this course, you work at your own pace reviewing presentations and sample speaking tasks and responses, and every week, you submit two recorded TOEFL Speaking responses to the instructor for individualized feedback and advice.

During this course, you will:

  • Build test-taking strategies for the TOEFL iBT test
  • Learn specific techniques for responding to each of the six speaking tasks
  • Study speaking templates and listen to sample responses
  • Complete practice tasks and take a final speaking practice test
  • Receive individualized instructor feedback and advice

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the speaking task types and know what is required to complete each task
  • Improve the organization, content, and clarity of your responses
  • Be a more effective and efficient test-taker

Dates and Times

  • Fall 2018
    • Aug. 24 – Sept. 21
    • Oct. 12 – Nov. 9
  • Spring 2019
    • Feb. 8 – March 8
    • April 5 – May 3
  • Summer 2019
    • May 17 – June 14
    • July 12 – Aug. 9

Tuition and Registration

Fee

$250 ($225 for UIC members and returning students)

Registration

The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our website:

Register for Online TOEFL Preparation: Speaking

 


Online TOEFL Prep: Writing

This 5-week course combines grammar and writing instruction to help you prepare for the Writing section of the TOEFL iBT test. Course documents provide a review of problematic grammar concepts in order to help you produce error-free sentences, while self-paced presentations teach you about the appropriate content and organization of each of the two TOEFL Writing tasks. Every week, you will be asked to write one essay, and you will receive individualized feedback and advice from the instructor.

During this course, you will:

  • Build test-taking strategies for the TOEFL iBT test
  • Learn specific techniques for responding to each of the two writing tasks
  • Study writing templates and useful phrases
  • Complete practice tasks and take a final writing practice test
  • Receive individualized instructor feedback and advice

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Improve the organization, content, and accuracy of your essays
  • Identify weaknesses in your writing and correct your own errors
  • Be a more effective and efficient test-taker

Dates and Times

  • Fall 2018
    • Aug. 24 – Sept. 28
    • Oct. 12 – Nov. 16
  • Spring 2019
    • Feb. 8 – March 15
    • April 5 – May 10
  • Summer 2019
    • May 17 – June 21
    • July 12 – Aug. 16

Tuition and Registration

Fee

$350 ($325 for UIC members and returning students)

Registration

The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our website:

Register for Online TOEFL Preparation: Writing

Online TOEFL Preparation – Complete Course Package:

If you need to improve your score in all 4 TOEFL sections, enroll in our complete course package (Online TOEFL Prep: Reading and Listening, Online TOEFL Prep: Speaking, and Online TOEFL Prep: Writing) for a reduced tuition fee of $850 (a $100 discount).  You can take these courses together in one semester or separately over three consecutive semesters.

Fee

$850

Registration

The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our website:

Register for Online TOEFL Preparation: Complete Course Package 
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