If you want to take this course you need to have a B1 level of English of the Common European Framework Reference. If your level of English is lower than the minimum requirement we would suggest you take a General English course first, then start your TOEFL test preparation course, or you can combine TOEFL with General English to progress faster in your studies. If you are not sure what your level of English is, we can help you in assessing your level and suggesting the learning path that best suits your skills and needs.
The TOEFL test Preparation Course at LAL is a 60-hour course (30 hours in Cape Town) that takes place over 4 weeks (15 hours per week), from Monday to Friday. The course has a maximum of 10 students and uses the Official Guidelines for the TOEFL Test made by ETS, the creators of this exam.
The TOEFL test course will cover the following areas during the 4 weeks: Reading (Week 1), Listening and Speaking (Week 2) and Writing (Week 3) – all of which are taken on the computer. The final week of the course is dedicated to practice tests.
Although English grammar is not specifically addressed, the four skill areas all require a good level of grammar and structure. Throughout the course, students undertake three full length authentic TOEFL practice tests as well as mini tests. The course has been designed to prepare you to tackle any academic task in both your higher education pursuits or in your professional life.