Course Specification for Teaching TOEFL Preparation

Teaching TOEFL Preparation

The TOEFL exam is studied by millions of ESL students worldwide for university entrance or job advancement. Become certified to help your students pass this exam. Your skills will be in high demand!

Course Overview:

Passing the TOEFL examination is a prerequisite for international students who wish to study in a North American post-secondary institution or who are hoping for a job or job promotion in Japan, Korea, and many other nations. This comprehensive 60-hour TOEFL Preparation distance education course has been designed to provide you with a review of the four language acquisition skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as they apply to the TOEFL examination, and with the skills to enable you to effectively and successfully help students pass this all-important exam.

Course Contents:

  • How to prepare for the test
  • Test anxiety
  • Cramming
  • Revision
  • Time management
  • Guessing wisely
  • Applying special strategies
  • Writing essays
  • Computer-based testing
  • Teaching dialogues
  • Types of questions
  • Strategies for the test
  • Structure help
  • Written expression strategies
  • Vocabulary comprehension
  • Reading comprehension

Course Requirements:

  • Test anxiety unit questions
  • 2 listening tasks
  • 2 structure tasks
  • 2 written expression tasks
  • 2 vocabulary comprehension tasks
  • 2 reading comprehension tasks
  • 2 writing comprehension tasks
  • 2 practice TOEFL examinations
  • Lesson planning assignments

Five language skills are tested in the TOEFL. They are tested in separate sections.

Section 1: Listening Comprehension
Section 2: Structure and Written Expression
Section 3: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension


When preparing students to take the TOEFL or any other language examination, it is important to review the language skills for each section of the examination and to have an opportunity to take model tests that are similar to the actual examination.

Review will help students to recall some of the language skills previously studied. Taking model tests will give them the experience of taking a TOEFL test before taking the actual examination.

The computer-based testing (CBT) system is now the most common method of testing. Using the new computer program has definite advantages and disadvantages.

Remember that the TOEFL examination can be the most important test a student will take. The outcome of their exam will reflect on future schooling, studying abroad, promotions, and raises!