This is a preparatory course for the paper-based Institutional TOEFL Exams (TOEFL ITP) designed for students aiming to apply to Temple University, Japan Campus’s (TUJ) Undergraduate, Law School, and Graduate College of Education. Although only prospects of TUJ can take the TOEFL ITP Exam held at TUJ, anyone can take this course. Because each program requires a different score on TOEFL ITP, this course offers multiple classes aiming for a TOEFL score of from 500 to 550 and higher.

The objective of this course is to achieve a higher score on the TOEFL ITP. To do so, students will learn the basic structure of the TOEFL ITP and the types of questions that are asked in each section (1. Listening, 2. Structure & Written Expression, 3. Reading). Students will solve questions by themselves, and the instructor will explain the reasoning behind the correct and incorrect answers to help the students deepen understanding of English. There will be individual Q&A sessions with the instructor for a few times during the semester, which will help the students improve their weaknesses.

This course will meet 8 times on Saturdays, with 6 class days and 2 days for taking actual TOEFL ITP Exams. (Examination fees are included in the course fee.) The TOEFL ITP scores from the two exams will be accepted as formal scores to apply to the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of TUJ.

There are three levels in this course. Please choose the class that suits your goal and current English language proficiency.

2023 Spring Semester

Period
Saturday, January 7 – Saturday, February 25, 2023 (6 classes and 2 TOEFL ITP Exams)

Application Deadline:

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 (Early Bird)
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022 (General)

*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 of 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.

Fee (tax included):  

  • 48,450 yen (Early Bird)
    *Payment has to be made by Tuesday, December 13. The general price will be charged otherwise.
     
  • 57,000 yen (General)

*There is a separate New Student Fee of 10,500 yen for those students who have not taken any semester-long AEP course before

*TOEFL ITP exam fees are included.
*TOEFL ITP exam fees are not refundable/transferable, even if you do not take the exam.
*A textbook fee is not included.
*Students may need to purchase books or materials for this course.

Designed for: 
Students wishing to improve their TOEFL ITP score, especially those who wish to enter TUJ

Dates and Times:

  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500+, taught in Japanese: Saturday 14:30-17:30
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 550+, taught in Japanese: Saturday 14:30-17:30
  • Aiming for a TOEFL score of 550+, taught in English: Saturday 14:30-17:30

All Classes, Two TOEFL ITP Exams (Jan 28 & Feb 25) *Scores from these tests can only be used to apply for programs at TUJ.

Class format:  Online (Zoom)

Application: 

If you have any questions or concerns about the class, we would be glad to arrange an individual meeting (English or Japanese). To schedule an individual meeting, please contact the Academic English Program at esl@tuj.temple.edu. If you are planning to apply to TUJ's Undergraduate Program and have questions, please contact ac@tuj.temple.edu

Note: Those who do not plan to apply to TUJ can also take this course and the TOEFL ITP Exams that are included in this course.

General Information about the TOEFL ITP® Exam

TOEFL ITP Exams are designed to evaluate the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. The exams evaluate skills in three 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 Graduate College of Education (for the M.S.Ed. in TESOL; 600 or higher for the Ph.D. program) are required. You can not apply to Master in Management with a TOEFL ITP score; only a TOEFL IBT score is accepted.

About This Course

Contents and Flow

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

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

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
Weekly assignments will be provided by the instructor in each class.
2
  • Structure and Written Expression (2/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (1/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and Vocabulary)
3
  • Listening Comprehension (2/3)
  • Structure and Written Expression (3/6)
  • Part A: Short Conversations
  • Part B: Longer Conversations
  • Structure Questions
4
  • Structure and Written Expression (4/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (2/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and Vocabulary)
5
  • Listening Comprehension (3/3)
  • Structure and Written Expression (5/6)
  • Part C: Talks
  • Practice Listening Test
  • Structure Questions
6
  • Structure and Written Expression (6/6)
  • Reading Comprehension (3/3)
  • Written Expression Questions
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (and Vocabulary)

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.

The Two TOEFL ITP® Exams

The TOEFL ITP Exams will be conducted on Jan 28 and Feb 25, 2023.

Testing Day/Time:  Saturday 9:30-12:30

Location:  Temple University, Japan Campus

All students enrolled in this course — both A.M. & P.M. — will take the exams in the morning, and there will be no class on the exam days.

Student Comments

  • The strategies of answering questions were well explained with specific examples. The explanation was easy to understand and was very useful.
  • The instructor taught us how to study English, and I think my English skills also improved.
  • Taking the course online enabled me to save the commuting time and use the time more wisely. I thought it was more comfortable and even easier to take classes online because we were able to share documents on the screen while talking.

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

Application Procedures

Please apply by completing the online application form. 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.

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)

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

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