Ideal for students who want to prepare thoroughly for the TOEFL test and achieve their best possible score.
Improve your overall academic English proficiency to be better equipped for studies at a US college or university.
Every Monday between 4 January and 6 December 2021
Intermediate (Kings Level 5)
Minimum 2 weeks
Lessons per week:
31 lessons per week total (23.25 hours). 20 lessons (15 hours) TOEFL Skills and Strategies + 7 lessons (5.25 hours) online targeted practice + 4 sessions (3 hours) guided study
Included in the price:
31 lessons per week (23.25 hours)
Welcome Information Pack
Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
Use of Computer Learning Centre
Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
Free Wi-fi at school
Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
Optional weekly lecture programme
End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"I needed an English level to apply to my future school, so I chose to take the TOEFL preparation course at Kings. I needed to reach at least 80 points and I got 94!"
Section 2: Course structure and content
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of TOEFL Skills and Strategies
7 lessons (5.25 hours) online targeted practice sessions
4 lessons (3 hours) guided study
The TOEFL Preparation course is the standard TOEFL test preparation option at Kings.
Key features are:
Students will improve their overall English language proficiency and academic vocabulary and enhance performance on academic tasks in all sections of the exam
Prepare for success at US colleges and universities
Taught by experienced instructors with a track record of success
Teachers help students achieve the maximum TOEFL score by creating an individual study plan and by providing regular feedback
Classes may be supplemented by additional reading to strengthen vocabulary and comprehension skills
Access full-length practice tests to get comfortable with the exam’s online format and timing
Access thousands of online practice exercises in the computer lab on site with the assistance of a teacher
1. Context Embedded
The TOEFL Preparation course is based on a communicative approach to learning and focuses on meaningful communication skills. This motivates students to read, listen, speak, and write.
A variety of different topics are used to teach test taking strategies and keep the classroom content engaging.
2. Multimedia Support
This course uses interactive multimedia such as news videos, audio recordings, and presentations to assist students in building background knowledge as well as improving their comprehension of academic content.
3. Academic Word List
Students are introduced to the Academic Word List (AWL) and have opportunities to practice these words which occur in high frequency in academic contexts.
Studies show that students who master the AWL are more likely to succeed in an academic setting.
4. Online Skills Trainer
Every student takes an online test preparation course in conjunction with his or her regular classroom hours.
This online component focuses study on the parts of the tests that students often find the most challenging, the speaking and writing portions.
All practice tests are timed which assists students in getting used to the time pressure of the tests.
5. Authentic Practice
The course content provides daily opportunities to practice for the test using authentic questions and listening and reading materials from actual TOEFL tests.
Students also regularly practice under exam conditions to develop timed test-taking strategies.
Students are able to practice speaking with a headset and microphone and are given many timed writing assignments.
We recommend that students begin training at least four weeks before they take the real exam. Depending on their level, some students may require longer periods of study before taking the TOEFL exam to reach their test goals.
Students can request additional assistance on specific TOEFL skills during their Guided Study lessons.
Continuous assessment helps students check their progress towards their goal and see their own improvement on a regular basis.
Students begin with a diagnostic test and are then measured on a weekly basis with assignments, participation, and assessments.
They have online access to one full-length test per month during their course and hundreds of practice exercises.
Students can review their incorrect answers with detailed explanations of the correct answers.
Section 3: About the TOEFL test
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) assesses students’ ability to use and understand university-level English in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Taking the TOEFL test opens the door to studying in the US and communicating globally.
It is widely accepted by more than 10,000 universities and other institutions in over 130 countries as proof of English level.
The TOEFL test is offered in nearly every country and on more dates yearly than any other language test.
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English proficiency for universities, scholarships, and visa applications.
The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
Please note: sample timetable subject to change.
9:00 – 10:30
Listening Recognizing signal words
Speaking Stating a preference
Reading Word families and the academic word list
Writing Pre-writing, agreement and disagreement prompts
Speaking Describing a successful person
Reading How to paraphrase
Writing Discussing both sides of an argument
Speaking Topic statement grammar and language check