TOEFL iBT Prep Course

Students learn test-taking strategies specialized for the TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT). Because speaking and writing skills are also evaluated in the iBT, this class covers all four skill areas, including reading, listening, speaking and writing. Using practice problems, students learn the skills and the strategies for dealing with them. The TOEFL iBT Prep Course has two classes: one for students aiming for a TOEFL score of 80, and the other for a TOEFL score of 95. Aiming for a TOEFL score of 80 is for students who have never taken the TOEFL iBT before or who are seeking to enroll as an undergraduate for Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) or other English-speaking foreign universities. On the other hand, Aiming for a TOEFL score of 95 is for students who wish to apply to a graduate school at TUJ or other English-speaking foreign universities, who have a minimum English standard test score of TOEFL iBT 80, TOEFL ITP 550 or IELTS 6.0. Classes are held in English. If you need advice on which class is best for you, please contact us.

TOEFL iBT scores can be used to apply to any institutions, including Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), whereas TOEFL ITP scores can only be used for admission to TUJ.

2020 Fall Semester

Period:
Saturday, September 5 – Saturday, November 7, 2020 (10 classes)
Application Deadline:
Sunday, August 30, 2020
*We will stop accepting applications once all seats are filled.
*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline.
*Applications received outside business hours will be processed the next business day.
*Please note that the schedule and the style of this course, whether held online or on campus, are subject to change without notice.
Application:
The application period has ended.
Fees:
TOEFL iBT Prep Course: 94,100 yen (Tax Included)
*TOEFL exam fee is included.
*TOEFL exam fee is 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 aiming to study at overseas universities/graduate schools
Dates and Times:
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 80: Saturday 10:00-13:00
    Aiming for a TOEFL score of 95: Saturday 14:00-17:00
  • iBT TOEFL Exam (November 7)
Location:
Temple University, Japan Campus (Access)
Class format:
The first day of class will be on campus, and the remainder of the classes will be online.
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 the Academic English Program at esl@tuj.temple.edu.

General Information about TOEFL iBT

There are four sections (1.Reading 2.Listening 3.Speaking 4.Writing) in TOEFL iBT. The time allocation and number of questions for each section are as follows.

Section Tasks Questions Time Limit
Reading Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions. 30-40 questions 54-72 minutes
Listening Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions. 28-39 questions 41-57 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Speaking Express an opinion on a familiar topic; Speak based on reading and listening tasks. 4 tasks 17 minutes
Writing Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing. 2 tasks 50 minutes

Score Requirement to Enter TUJ

  • Undergraduate Program: A minimum score of 79 is required.
  • Bridge Program (Conditional Admission): A minimum score of 53 is required.
  • Law School: A minimum score of 88 is required.
  • Graduate College of Education (M.S.Ed. and Ph.D.): A minimum score of 90 or 100 is required.
  • Master in Management: A minimum score of 100 is required.

About the Course

In the TOEFL iBT Course, we will learn the following in each section of the TOEFL iBT.

Section 1: Reading

  • Vocabulary from context(Understand the meaning of words from the content of sentences)
  • Pronouns and referents(Identifying antecedents)
  • Sentence simplification(Simplify sentences)
  • Sentence insertion into the passage(Grasp the context and insert sentences)
  • Factual information(Determine the stated facts)
  • Negative facts(Determine the facts not mentioned)
  • Inferences(Determine another fact from the facts mentioned)
  • Rhetorical purpose(Describe the intention of the author)
  • Summary information
  • Schematic table(Complete the table based on the content of the passage)

Section 2: Listening

  • Main point(Describe the theme of a conversation/lecture)
  • Details(Judge the facts mentioned in the conversation/lecture)
  • Function(Describe the reasons why expressions that are in the lecture are used)
  • Stance(Describe the stance of the speaker on the subject of the conversation/lecture)
  • Organization(Describe the flow of the conversation and lecture)
  • Relationships(Discuss the relevance of two statements)

Section 3: Speaking

  • Independent speaking
    • Overview(Types of questions)
    • Organization(How to plan answers)
    • Coherence(Technique that gives consistency to answers)
  • Integrated speaking
    • Overview(Summarizing contents heard and read)
    • Organization(How to plan answers)
    • Coherence(Technique that gives consistency to answers)
    • Note-taking strategies(Effective note-taking)

Section 4: Writing

  • Integrated writing
    • Overview(Summarizing contents heard and read)
    • Note-taking strategies(Effective note-taking)
    • Before-writing planning(Making a plan before starting to write a summary)
    • Organization(How to plan answers)
  • Independent writing
    • Overview(Types of topics)
    • Before-writing planning(Thinking about ideas, opinions, and experiences)
    • Organization(How to plan answers)
  • Structure and written expression (lessons on accurate and effective grammar and expression techniques)

Student Comments

Course Schedule

TOEFL iBT Prep Course

  Schedule (Saturdays) Time
Aiming at the TOEFL score of 80 September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7
10:00-13:00
Aiming at the TOEFL score of 95 14:00-17:00

**If you need an advice on choosing which class is best for you, please contact us.

TOEFL iBT Exam

The exam will be held on November 7, 2020.

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

1. Submit your application

Please apply through the online form by the specified deadline.

2. Receiving the program details

Details of tuition fee payment and the course guide will be sent to you via e-mail. The email 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. Documents to submit by the first day of class

By the first day of class, please scan or take a photo of the following documents and send these attachments to esl@tuj.temple.edu.

  • confirmation slip from the wire transfer of the tuition fees
  • signed document(s)
  • a headshot picture of the participant

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 Academic English Program

1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)

E-mail:
esl@tuj.temple.edu
Tel:
03-5441-9863
Fax:
03-3452-3084
Hours:
Weekdays 9:00-18:30 (Japan Time)