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Accelerated Prep Courses & Tutoring

TOEFL

1. Class structure

1st

hour

Time

Preview

Component

Day1: Reading and Writing

~10min

Time

Content

Attendance & HW Check

~25min

Vocabulary Quiz

Skill Theory

  1. Instructor conducts personalized interactive lesson of one or two different

      reading question type(s) each session.

  2. Instructor guides students through the Skill Theory.

~25min

Skill Practice: Partially Guided Reading

  1. Instructor guides students through skimming and annotating.

  2. Instructor guides students in implementing the steps of the Skill Theory.

  3. Instructor guides students through the reading comprehension questions.

  4. Instructor confirms answers/justifications.

~30min

Skill Test: Independent Reading (In-class Quiz)

  1. Students independently skim and scan the passage and annotate.

  2. Students independently implement the steps of the Skill Theory.

  3. Students independently answer the reading comprehension questions.

  4. Students switch papers and grade. Scores are recorded weekly to assess

      improvement.

~15min

Skill Analysis: Review

  1. Instructor reviews some difficult questions and the passage with students.

      Facilitator confirms answers/justifications.

~10min

Skill Training:

Reading

2nd

Hour

Skill Theory

  1. Instructor conducts personalized interactive lesson of one writing question

      type each session.

  2. Instructor guides students through the Skill Theory.

Skill Practice: Partially Guided Writing

  1. Instructor guides students in implementing the steps of the Skill Theory.

  2. Optional: Instructor may elicit ideas and write an exemplary introductory

      paragraph on the board with the class for the first few weeks.

Skill Test: Independent Writing

  1. Students independently implement the steps of the Skill Theory.

Skill Analysis

  1. Instructor walks around the room and sits with one student at a time

     answering questions/providing guidance.

~30min

Skill Training:

Writing

3rd

Hour

Time

Preview

Component

Day 2: Listening & Speaking

~5min

Time

Content

HW Check

~15min

Skill Theory

  1. Instructor conducts personalized interactive lesson of one or two different

      listening question type(s) each session.

  2. Instructor guides students through the Skill Theory.

 

Skill Practice: Partially Guided Reading

  1. Instructor guides students through note-taking by playing/stopping audio file.

  2. Instructor guides students in implementing the steps of the Skill Theory.

  3. Instructor guides students through the listening comprehension questions.

  4. Instructor confirms answers/justifications.

~30min

Skill Training:

Listening

Skill Test: Independent Reading (In-class Quiz)

  1. Students independently listen to the audio file and annotate.

  2. Students independently implement the steps of the Skill Theory.

  3. Students independently answer the listening comprehension questions.

  4. Students switch papers and grade. Scores are recorded weekly to assess

      improvement.

~15min

Skill Analysis: Review

   1. Instructor reviews some difficult questions and the lecture/conversation with

      students. Instructor confirms answers/justifications.

~10min

~20min

Skill Theory

  1. Instructor conducts personalized interactive lesson of one or two different

      listening question type(s) each session.

  2. Instructor guides students through the Skill Theory.

 

Skill Practice: Partially Guided Speaking

  1. Instructor guides students in implementing the steps of the Skill Theory.

  2. Optional: Instructor may elicit ideas and write an exemplary response on

      the board with the class for the first few weeks.

Skill Test: Independent Speaking

  1. Students independently implement the steps of the Skill Theory.

Skill Analysis

  1. Students take turns speaking on given questions/prompts spontaneously.

Skill Training:

Speaking

4th

Hour

2. Course Syllabus

Course Subject: TOEFL iBT® Test

 

Instructor: Jane Lee

 

Objectives:

 - To provide skills and guides to help students prepare for the TOEFL iBT® Test, which measures students’ ability to use and understand English    

   at the university level and evaluates how well students combine their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks

 - To help improve students’ overall English-language skills.

 

Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6/23 – 8/8

 

Texts:

 - Hackers TOEFL Reading (iBT®) Advanced

 - Hackers TOEFL Reading Intermediate

 - Darakwon TOEFL iBT Reading Advanced

 - Hackers TOEFL Listening (iBT®) Advanced

 - Darakwon TOEFL iBT Listening Advanced

 - Hackers TOEFL Listening Intermediate

 - Hackers TOEFL Writing

 - Hackers TOEFL Speaking

 - Hackers TOEFL Vocabulary

 

Class

Course Schedule

Class

Week

Class Content

L/S

Day 2 (L&S)

Vocabulary

Reference

R/W

Day 1 (R&W)

R

Independent Essay

W

Detail

(Fact, Negative Fact)

R

Integrated Essay

W

Sentence Simplification

R

6/23

6/25

1

2

1

6/30

7/2

3

4

2

Independent Essay

W

3

7/7

7/9

5

6

Inference

Rhetorical Purpose

R

Integrated Essay

W

7/14

7/16

7

8

4

Insertion

R

Independent Essay

W

5

7/21

7/23

9

10

Summary

R

Integrated Essay

W

6

7/28

7/30

11

12

Category Chart

R

Independent Essay

W

7

8/4

8/6

13

14

Comprehensive Review

8/8

15

8

Main Purpose

Topic

L

Independent Speaking

S

Detail

(Fact, Negative Fact)

L

Integrated Speaking

S

Function

L

Independent Speaking

S

Inference

L

Integrated Speaking

S

Attitude

L

Independent Speaking

S

Connecting Contents

L

Integrated Speaking

S

Review

L

Independent Speaking

S

Evaluation of Progress:

 - Daily Vocabulary Quiz

 - Daily TOEFL Practice Test

 - Weekly Reading In-class Quiz

 - Weekly Listening In-class Quiz

 - Weekly Essay

 - Weekly Speaking Practice (assessed as part of participation grade)

 - Final TOEFL Practice Test (all four criteria, inclusive)