Test Prep Courses

I wanted to tell you that I’ve already been given the TOEFL scores and I’m very happy. The test assignments were exactly the same we’ve been practicing. The course at UIC and all your tips were really helpful. I don’t think I could have scored so well without it.

Irene Lulo  |  Argentina

Fall 2020 Course Schedule

Blended Test Preparation Courses

UIC Blackboard online learning site

The following classes combine synchronous online classes on the UIC Blackboard Learn site, and asynchronous work at home.

  • Every week, students meet with your instructor and classmates for a two-hour virtual class session.
  • Every week, students have at least two hours of additional course work to complete outside of class.
  • Students will be asked to purchase a textbook.

ELSI 071: TOEFL iBT Preparation

This 10-week course prepares students for the challenges of TOEFL iBT. This course helps students understand the test structure, learn how to complete each of the question types, and receive individualized teacher feedback on how to improve their scores.
Tuition: $975

ELSI 071: IELTS Preparation

This 8-week course gives an overview of what students can expect on the IELTS, then focuses on techniques for completing the reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections of the IELTS Academic test format. Students analyze sample tests to learn the different types of IELTS questions and practice the best ways to answer them.
Tuition: $975

Online TOEFL Test Preparation Courses

Student studying at her laptop

The following classes meet 100% online with a flexible schedule. There is no face-to-face, synchronous class time requirement.

  • Students use the Blackboard learning management system to view course materials, submit assignments, and receive instructor feedback.
  • Students can sign up for multiple courses.
  • If you sign up for more than one course, you can take them all at the same time, or over 2-3 consecutive terms. Students will be asked to purchase a textbook.

ELSI 073: Online TOEFL Prep: Reading & Listening

This 5-week course focuses on learning strategies for succeeding on the Reading and Listening sections of the TOEFL iBT. Self-paced presentations teach you test strategies, and instructors assign detailed practice exercises and provide individualized weekly feedback and advice. Within the course schedule, you are able to work at your own pace reviewing presentations, studying vocabulary, and completing practice exercises and tests. This course meets 100% online with a flexible schedule.
Tuition: $350

 

ELSI 074: 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.  This course provides a review of problematic grammar concepts to help you produce error-free sentences. Self-paced presentations teach you about the appropriate content and organization of each of the two TOEFL Writing tasks. Each week, you write one essay and receive individualized feedback and advice from the instructor. This course meets 100% online with a flexible schedule.
Tuition: $400

 

ELSI 075: Online TOEFL Prep: Speaking

This 4-week course focuses on learning strategies for success in 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. Each week, you submit two recorded TOEFL Speaking responses to the instructor for individualized feedback and advice. This course meets 100% online with a flexible schedule.
Tuition: $350

 

Online TOEFL Prep complete course package

This package includes all three Online TOEFL Prep courses.
Tuition: $1,000