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, 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.
2020 Fall Semester
- Saturday, August 29 – Saturday, October 17, 2020 (6 classes and 2 ITP tests)
- Application Deadline:
- Sunday, August 23
*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.
- The application period has ended.
- 50,800 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 (September 19 & October 17)
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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|
|2||Structure and Written Expression||40||25 minutes||31-68|
|3||Reading Comprehension||50||55 minutes||31-67|
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.
Note: The required scores to enter TUJ Undergraduate and Bridge Programs have changed as of summer semester 2018.
About the course
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.
For each class:
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 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.
|Class||Language of Instruction||Schedule (Saturdays)||Time|
|Aiming for a TOEFL score of 500||Japanese||
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17
|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 September 19 and October 17, 2020.
- Testing Day/Time:
- Saturday 9:30-12:30
- Temple University, Japan Campus
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 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 email@example.com.
- confirmation slip from the wire transfer of the tuition fees
- signed document(s)
- a headshot picture of the participant
Please apply using the online application form and by phone 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.