TOEFL ITP Prep Course

This course is designed to achieve a higher score on the TOEFL ITP. Students will learn the basics and more of the paper test (ITP) and the types of questions for each section (1. Listening, 2. Structure & Written Expression, 3. Reading). Tips on how to tackle these questions will also be covered. Students will learn strategies and skills before working on practice questions, and explanations by the instructor will help you deepen your understanding. You will be given homework assignments and will review what was covered in each class, which will help you to improve your English knowledge and become accustomed to the test patterns.

This course meets 8 times on Saturdays, with 6 class days and 2 days for taking actual TOEFL ITP tests (examination fees are included in the course fee.) This class is for those who want to improve their TOEFL ITP score and is open to anyone who plans to apply for undergraduate or graduate schools. The TOEFL ITP scores from the two tests are accepted as formal scores to apply to undergraduate and graduate school programs (Law School, EMBA Program, Graduate College of Education) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ). Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500 is for students who have never taken an English standardized test, or have a TOEFL ITP score less than 500, TOEFL iBT less than 60, or an IELTS less than 5.0, who are seeking to enroll in TUJ’s Bridge Program. Aiming for a TOEFL score of 550 is for students seeking to enroll in TUJ’s undergraduate program, who have a minimum English standardized test score of TOEFL ITP 500, TOEFL iBT 60, or IELTS 5.0. Finally, Aiming for a TOEFL score of 600 is for students who wish to apply to TUJ’s graduate school program, who have a minimum English standardized test score of TOEFL ITP 550, TOEFL iBT 80, or IELTS 6.0. Please choose the class that suits your purpose.

2019 Spring Semester

Period:
Saturday, January 19 – Saturday, March 9, 2019 (6 classes and 2 ITP tests)
Application Deadline:
Sunday, January 6, 2019
*Depending on the number of applicants, we may close applications even before the deadline. Please apply as early as possible.
*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline has passed. Please submit the application form, and we will get back to you.
Application:
The application period has ended.
Fee:
50,000 yen (Tax Included)
*TOEFL exam fees are included.
*TOEFL exam fees are not refundable/transferrable, even if you do not take the exam.
*A textbook for this course will be distributed to each student with no additional fee.
Designed for:
Students wishing to enter TUJ
Dates and Times:
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500, taught in Japanese: Saturday 10:00-13:00
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500, taught in Japanese: Saturday 14:30-17:30
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 550, taught in English: Saturday 14:00-17:00
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 600, taught in English: Saturday 14:00-17:00
  • Two Institutional TOEFL (ITP) Exams (February 9 & March 9)
Location:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
Application:
Apply for this Course
If you have any questions or worries about the class and would like some advice, we are happy to arrange an individual meeting (English or Japanese). Please feel free to contact Admissions Counseling at ac@tuj.temple.edu.

Note: Those who do not plan to apply to TUJ can also take this course and the two on-campus tests that are included in the course.

Note: We have changed the course content, starting from Fall 2018.

General Information about TOEFL ITP

TOEFL ITP tests are designed to evaluate the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. The tests evaluate skills in three areas or sections:

Section Number of Questions Admin. Time Score Scale
1 Listening 50 35 minutes 31-68
2 Structure and Written Expression 40 25 minutes 31-68
3 Reading Comprehension 50 55 minutes 31-67

Scores

To enter TUJ, TOEFL ITP scores of at least 550 for the Undergraduate Program or at least 475 for the Bridge Program are required.

For TUJ graduate programs, TOEFL ITP scores of at least 570 for the Law School or 575 for the Executive MBA Program and the Graduate College of Education (for the M.S.Ed. in TESOL; 600 or higher for the Ph.D. program) are required.

Note: The required scores to enter TUJ Undergraduate and Bridge Programs have changed as of summer semester 2018.

About the course

Class details

The TOEFL ITP preparation course has 6 classes x 3 hours each and 2 actual ITP tests. Examples of the content of each of the six classes are as follows:

Note: For "Topic", please refer to General Information about TOEFL ITP.

Class Topic Content Assignments
1
  • General TOEFL ITP Overview
  • Listening Comprehension (1/3)
  • Structure and Written Expression (1/6)
  • Part A: Short Conversations Questions
  • Structure Questions

For each class:

  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments
2
  • Structure and Written Expression (2/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (1/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and vocabulary)
  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments
3
  • Listening Comprehension (2/3)
  • Structure and Written Expression (3/6)
  • Part A: Short Conversations
  • Part B: Longer Conversations
  • Structure Questions
  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments
4
  • Structure and Written Expression (4/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (2/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and vocabulary)
  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments
5
  • Listening Comprehension (3/3)
  • Structure and Written Expression (5/6)
  • Part C: Short Talks
  • Practice Listening Test
  • Structure Questions
  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments
6
  • Structure and Written Expression (6/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (3/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and vocabulary)
  • Review assignment
  • Homework assignments

About the Assignments:

There are two types of assignments for this course: review assignments and homework. The purpose of the review assignments is to review everything you studied during each lesson. Homework assignments include TOEFL exercises and practice tests from the textbook or other sources that need to be completed before the next class, as well as vocabulary study.

Also, students can keep a weekly journal about what they studied (including the review assignment, the homework assignment, and any other work), reflecting on what they learned and preparing questions to ask the instructor. The teacher can then give students feedback and more explanation if needed.

Individual guidance

Individual guidance is given outside of the classroom hours during the course. Each student receives 1-2 sessions of individual guidance about the class content and assignments for 10-15 minutes before or after the start of classes, at times arranged between the student and the instructor.

Student Comments

Course Schedule

Class Language of Instruction Schedule (Saturdays) Time
Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500 Japanese January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9
10:00-13:00
or
14:30-17:30
Aiming for a TOEFL score of 550 English 14:00-17:00
Aiming for a TOEFL score of 600 English 14:00-17:00

Institutional TOEFL (ITP) Exam Sessions

Institutional TOEFL (ITP) exam will be conducted on February 9 and March 9, 2019.

Testing Day/Time:
Saturday 10:00-12:30
Location:
Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 2F

All ITP students (both A.M. & P.M. sessions) will take the test in the morning, and there will be no class on test days.

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

1. Submit your application

Please apply online, by phone or in person at the university by the specified deadline.

2. Receiving the program details

Details of tuition fee payment will be sent to you via e-mail, and the course guide will be sent by post. The mailing of this document serves as notification that you are now officially enrolled on the course.

3. Pay the tuition fees

Please pay the tuition fees via wire transfer to the specified bank account by the deadline.

4. What to bring on the first day

On the first day of class, please bring a copy of the confirmation slip from the wire transfer of the tuition fees, the Program Guide, and a color passport-size photo (4 cm high x 3 cm wide).

Application Procedures

Please apply using the online application form, by phone, or in person at the university. Please feel free to contact us for any questions about course details or the application process.

*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline has passed. Please submit the application form, and we will get back to you.

The application period has ended.

Note: Please be aware that courses cannot be offered in the event that there are insufficient numbers of applicants.

Temple University, Japan Campus Admissions Counseling Office

2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047, Japan (Access)

E-mail:
ac@tuj.temple.edu
Tel:
0120-86-1026 (Toll Free)
Fax:
03-5443-4823
Hours:
Weekdays 9:00-17:30 (Japan Time)