TOEFL ITP Prep Course

This course is designed to achieve a higher score on the TOEFL ITP. Students will learn the basics of 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 work on practice questions of the real TOEFL ITP test, and explanations by the instructor will help you deepen your understanding. You will be given homework assignments to review the questions of each class, which will help you become accustomed to the test patterns.

This course has 10 classes and 2 out of 10 class days are 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 you will obtain for the two tests are accepted as formal scores to apply for undergraduate and graduate school programs (Law School, EMBA Program, Graduate College of Education) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ). TOEFL ITP scores can only be used for admission to TUJ, whereas TOEFL iBT scores can be used to apply to any institutions, including TUJ. The Morning class (10:00-13:00) is taught in Japanese, and the Afternoon class (14:00-17:00) is taught in English.

Spring 2018

Period:
January 13 - March 17, 2018 (10 classes)
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
*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:
60,900 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 wishing to enter TUJ
Dates and Times:
  • Morning class taught in Japanese: Saturday 10:00-13:00
    Afternoon class taught in English: Saturday 14:00-17:00
  • Two Institutional TOEFL (ITP) Exams (February 10 & March 17)
Location:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
Application:
Apply for this Course

Note: Those who do not plan to apply for 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
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 525 (for Spring 2018) or 550 (from Summer 2018) for the Undergraduate Program or at least 450 (for Spring 2018) or 475 (from Summer 2018) 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.

About the course

Class details

The TOEFL ITP preparation course has 10 units × 3 hours. Each class is as follows:

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

Class Topic Content Assignments
1 Listening Comprehension (1/2)
  • Part A: Short Conversations

For each class:

  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
2 Listening Comprehension (2/2)
  • Part B: Longer Conversations
  • Part C: Long Talks
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
3 Structure and Written Expression (1/2)
  • Written Expression (Q16-25)
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
4 Structure and Written Expression (2/2)
  • Structure (Q1-15)
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
5 TOEFL ITP Exam (#1)
6 Reading Comprehension (1/2)
  • Structure of academic thesis, reading method
  • How to tackle various types of questions (1/2)

For each class:

  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal

Additionally for class 7 and 8:

  • Practice Test
7 Reading Comprehension (2/2)
  • How to tackle various types of questions (2/2)
  • Review test
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
  • Practice Test
8 Practice Test (1/2)
  • Listening section
  • Questions and answers
  • Explaining questions
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
  • Practice Test
9 Practice Test (2/2)
  • Listening section
  • Questions and answers
  • Explaining questions
  • Review assignment
  • Free assignment
  • Weekly Journal
10 TOEFL ITP Exam (#2)

About the Assignments:

There are two types of assignments for this course: a review assignment, and a 'free assignment'. The purpose of the review assignment is to review everything you learn during the lesson. In the 'free assignment', you can study anytime and as much as you like in order to improve your weak points or to reinforce your strong points.

Also, students are required to keep a Weekly Journal about what they studied (including the review assignment, the free assignment and any other work), reflecting on what they learned and any questions that come up. You are expected to hand in the Weekly Journal during the lesson. The teacher will then give you feedback, helping also to further develop understanding between the students and the teacher.

Individual guidance

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

Student Comments

I passed the entrance examination for the master's program of the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo. I believe taking the course at TUJ, and studying commercially available grammar text books, helped me reach the full score for the grammar section. Since I wasn't so good at listening, the result of this section turned out to be so-so (the number of correct answers was less than 20). For the reading section, as I ran out of time, I filled out many answers by guessing. Therefore, doing better with the grammar section helped me a lot in the end.

I also tackled the practice tests every day until right before the test, which helped me prepare to do better on the exam day. I'm really thankful to TUJ for leading me to success and for helping me to achieve my goal.

Student who attended the TOEFL ITP course in Spring 2013

Course Schedule

  Saturday Schedule Time
Morning Class taught in Japanese January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17
10:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Class taught in English 14:00 - 17:00

Institutional TOEFL (ITP) Exam Sessions

Institutional TOEFL (ITP) exam will be conducted on February 10 and March 17, 2018.

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)