Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌

The curriculum has been devised to help students realize that:

  • Language is functional
  • Language is varied and changes.
  • Language learning is a cultural process.
  • The acquisition of language is a long-term.
  • Language learning comes about through practical use and interaction.
  • Native language proficiency contributes to learning a second language.
  • Being bilingual is an individual and social asset.
  • The components of the program are divided into skill categories based on the CASAS Standards and align with the implemented curriculum.
  • TOEFL Preparation is the final component of the program.

The course is a comprehensive overview of the advanced-level speaking, listening, reading and writing skills needed to succeed on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam. Through an intense review of test-taking strategies and the skills, students will develop a high level of general language ability in both receptive (listening and reading) and productive (speaking and writing) skill areas to achieve an excellent score. This TOEFL course is accompanied by the computer lab where students complete practice activities and take practice exams. Results are reviewed in order to work on areas of weakness.

Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌

Reading

  • Beginning Literacy / Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • General Reading Comprehension
  • Text in format
  • Reference Materials
  • Reading Strategies
  • Reading and Thinking Skills
  • Academic – oriented skills
  • Literacy analysis
‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌ 

Writing

  • Fills out forms
  • Applies letter-sound relationships to spell simple words
  • Creates simple sentences
  • Writes texts comprised of several phrases and sentences
  • Writes compositions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the writing process
‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌ 

Grammar

  • Writes resumes, etc.
  • Verb Tenses in English
  • Adjectives, Adverbs (formation and Comparison)
  • Auxiliary verbs (Modal Verbs) If-Clauses (Conditional Clauses/Sentences)
  • Infinitive, Gerund, Participles
  • Passive voice
  • Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Reported Speech, etc.
‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌ 

Speaking

  • Responds to greetings and non-verbal behavior
  • Uses gestures to communicate basic needs
  • Participates in group discussions
  • Participates in routine social events
  • Presents coherent personal narrative that includes an introduction, development, and conclusion
  • Shows ability to integrate pieces of oral information to complete a task
  • Describes familiar objects, etc.
‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌ 

Life

  • Basic Communication
  • Consumer Economics
  • Community Resources
  • Health
  • Employment
  • Government and Law
  • Math
  • Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Independent Living

‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌

Life

  • Listening
  • Recognizing Vocabulary
  • Understanding imperatives, instructions, and requests
  • Interpreting grammatical structures
  • Understanding conversation
  • Understanding nonface-to-face speech
  • Comprehending informal discourse
  • Making inferences

‌Intensive English Program with TOEFL‌