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Online TOEFL Preparation Course
Truly Global Focus. Truly Global Delivery. Getting ready to take your TOEFL exam? Thunderbird Online’s TOEFL Preparation course is designed for individuals who require additional assistance in preparing for the TOEFL exam. The TOEFL is the most widely respected English-language test in the world.
Why Thunderbird Online: • World-class graduate test preparation from Thunderbird, the world’s #1-ranked school in international business • $5,000 tuition credit opportunity for all degree programs offered at Thunderbird School of Global Management • Access to the highest quality graduate degree test preparation with no related travel expense
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Course tuition (USD) TOEFL Prep Course Tuition: $750 When you decide to take the online TOEFL preparation course, and pursue your degree at Thunderbird, you will be credited up to $5,000 in fees for your TOEFL course and other online courses.
• Prepare for your entrance exam on your schedule with 100% online content
$5,000 Thunderbird Tuition Credit Opportunity Thinking of pursuing your graduate degree at Thunderbird? Thunderbird Online offers a unique tuition credit opportunity applicable to ALL Thunderbird degree programs. • Apply up to $5,000 of executive education course fees toward tuition for Thunderbird’s degree earning programs. • The cost of your graduate test preparation course will be credited toward your Thunderbird degree tuition. • Tuition credit is valid for up to 18 months following the completion of your certificate program.
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Online Entrance Exam Preparation: TOEFL Prep Course
Course format The online course consists of:
This program is designed to give you instruction in four areas of English including reading, listening, speaking and writing. You will be introduced to the processes and mechanics of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Through this course, you will understand the test format, review various test question styles, learn suggested preparation and test-taking techniques, and complete a variety exercises and practices tests which reflect the actual TOEFL iBT while utilizing several online test preparation resources.
What to Expect in the TOEFL Preparation Course: •
8-week program comprised of 2 - 3 hours of work per week.
Understand the format of the TOEFL test.
Recognize how to prepare most efficiently for the TOEFL test, and what the test is measuring.
Define the four sections of the TOEFL and how you will be evaluated in each section.
Develop strategies for answering each section’s question type.
Enhance your test-taking strategies to improve your overall TOEFL score.
Identify ways to improve your English listening skills.
Take practice tests to assess your progress.
Comprehensive content. Dynamic delivery. Thunderbird Online’s learning platform gives you the increased functionality necessary for an immersive online learning experience.
What to expect: • Learning objectives and weekly course material to ensure success throughout the 8-week program • Lecture capture software to promote visual
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2 - 3 hours of content per week Video lectures & podcasts Interactive, multimedia activities Quizzes & checkpoint questions End-of-course assessment
Required Textbook: Barron’s iBT InternetBased Test 2010 13th Edition
Certificate faculty Thunderbird Professor Steve Gemmiti has been an adjunct professor in Thunderbird’s Executive Education department since June 2011. He has developed and taught both online and classroom TOEFL and GMAT preparation courses.
Thunderbird Professor Macdonald is a Clinical Professor of Global Business. Prior to joining Thunderbird, she serviced as the Director of the ESL (English as a Second Language) program at the Monterey School of International Studies.
learning and reinforce course content • Weekly practice review tests to help you prepare • Multimedia interactive activities provide a unique hands-on learning experience • Personal Development Plan will allow you to track your progress and help you reach your goal
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ONLINE TOEFL PREPARATION SYLLABUS
Week 1: Introduction • • • •
Increase your understanding of the TOEFL test format. Review and clarify the contents and format of the TOEFL test. Determine what the TOEFL test measures. Understand the test-taking format, and identify your entry or baseline skills level.
Week 2: Reading • • • • •
Gain a basic understanding of the reading section of the TOEFL iBT. Identify the four general reading strategies and why they are useful. Recognize the different types of one-point questions and multiple-point questions presented in the iBT reading section. Appropriately apply the four strategies to the different types of reading questions. Identify and develop strategies for improving your reading TOEFL score.
Week 3: Listening • • • • •
Understand what the listening section of the TOEFL test is aiming to measure. Recognize different types of listening prompts and questions presented in the TOEFL iBT. Review and clarify the format of the listening section of the TOEFL test. Apply strategies for answering the different types of listening questions. Identify and develop strategies for improving your listening TOEFL score.
Week 4: Speaking • • • • • •
Gain a basic understanding of the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT. Identify the two independent speaking tasks, and apply strategies to best answer them. Distinguish the questions four integrated speaking tasks, and apply specific strategies to best answer each of the questions. Determine the four general speaking strategies Identify how the four general speaking strategies can be used for the six different speaking tasks. Analyze and develop strategies for improving your speaking TOEFL score.
ONLINE TOEFL PREPARATION SYLLABUS
Week 5: Writing • • • •
Review and clarify the contents and format of the writing section of the TOEFL test. Understand what the writing section of the TOEFL test measures, and how your responses will be evaluated. Develop strategies for answering each writing question type, and acquire strategies for improving your TOEFL writing score. Recognize writing challenges posed in the TOEFL iBT, and select appropriate strategies to address those problems.
Week 6: Refresh and Assimilate, Part 1 • • •
Identify, apply, and adapt strategies for improving your reading and listening TOEFL test scores. Test yourself in the reading and listening sections of a practice test in “practice mode.” Conclude the reading and listening sections of a second practice test in “test mode.”
Week 7: Refresh and Assimilate, Part 2 • • •
Identify, apply, and adapt strategies for improving your speaking and writing TOEFL test scores. Test yourself in the speaking and writing sections of a practice test in “practice mode.” Conclude the speaking and writing sections of a second practice test in “test mode.”
Week 8: Review • • • •
Examine the format of the four sections of the TOEFL iBT exam. Reflect on how you will be evaluated for each of the four test sections. Review strategies for answering each section’s question type. Analyze strategies for improving your overall TOEFL score.
Questions? Visit online.thunderbird.edu/TOEFL