Franklin English Language College

DLI#: O19396094599

This course is designed to prepare students to achieve success on the TOEFL exam through instruction and guided practice. Upon completion of this program the successful student will be able to reach his or her TOEFL score goals by having developed language skills useful to taking a language test as well as by having become familiar with the expectations, format and content of the TOEFL exam.

 

  • The course consists of 310 instructional hours (25 hours/week over the course of 13 weeks)
  • Students learn through lectures, instructor-led discussions, as well as individual, pair, and group work
  • Students will be provided with all necessary material, including books and software
  • Students will receive written feedback from the course instructor through an evaluation of a weekly coursework portfolio in Weeks 1-12
  • Students will take a Test Preparation Assessment Test in Week 13. Students who earn a minimum score of 80 will receive a Certificate of Completion


Students will learn through a variety of activities and practice exercises that will help them prepare for the four sections of the test: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. They will familiarize themselves with the different kinds of questions that appear in each section of the test and, through guided practice, they will become skilled at answering all question types. They will also practice grammar structures, vocabulary and functional language relevant to each section.

 

WEEK

SECTION

AREA

FOCUS

1

Listening

Conversations

Student-Instructor Interactions (Academic)

Lectures

Topics in Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Questions

Question Types; Approaches to Taking Notes

Reading

Vocabulary

Topic Vocabulary & Roots

Passages

Topics in Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Questions

Factual & Negative Factual Information Questions

Writing

Task 1

Scoring rubric and scored essays; taking notes on integrated passages; organizing a summary

Task 2

Scoring rubric and scored essays; analyzing a question, brainstorming ideas, developing a position and organizing paragraphs

Skills

Planning and proofreading

Speaking

Question Type 1

Developing a response on a familiar topic

Skills

Elaborating, describing and providing details

WEEK

SECTION

AREA

FOCUS

2

Listening

Conversations

Student-Instructor Interactions (Personal)

Lectures

Topics in Astronomy, Geology & Climatology

Questions

Gist-Content Questions

Reading

Vocabulary

Topic Vocabulary & Roots

Passages

Topics in Astronomy, Geology & Climatology

Questions

Inference Questions

Writing

Task 1

Lectures making general counterpoints

Task 2

Personal Characteristics & Behavior Topics

Skills

Grammar and vocabulary

Speaking

Question Type 2

Developing a response on familiar issues

Skills

Expressing and supporting a preference

 

     

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