TOEFL iBT

The TOEFL iBT Preparation course was developed by experienced TOEFL teachers based on thorough research of the needs of Vietnamese students to provide them with effective strategies and tactics to achieve their TOEFL targets.

About The TOEFL iBT Test Preparation course

The TOEFL iBT Preparation course was developed by experienced TOEFL teachers based on thorough research of the needs of Vietnamese students to provide them with effective strategies and tactics to achieve their TOEFL targets.

The course teaches four critical skills, but focuses first on improving Vietnamese students’ speaking and writing, followed by listening and reading.

Students will learn different strategies for answering questions, how to take notes, how to write an essay, and how to answer the six speaking tasks fluently, accurately and with confidence.

Course features & Student benefits

The TOEFL iBT Preparation course helps students improve their speaking and writing. Students will learn essential skills for success on the TOEFL, including skimming and scanning, summarizing, paraphrasing, identifying and using cohesive devices, identifying main ideas and detail, using context clues, and eliminating wrong answers.

Students will have the opportunity to take 10 hours of practice tests in a simulated test environment to:

  • Prepare psychologically for taking the test with confidence
  • Develop proper strategies for each test section
  • Learn effective time management both preparing for and taking the test
  • Maximize their scores in every test section

Language Link’s TOEFL preparation courses share the same objective: success through practice. The four courses are divided by English language level and target scores.

TOEFL Preparation Intermediate is for students who have a target score of 53 to 64. Students who target a score of 65 to 78 are placed in the Upper Intermediate TOEFL Preparation Course. Those aiming for a score of 79 to 95 should enroll in the Advanced TOEFL Preparation Course.

Speaking Objectives

  • Speak easily, clearly, logically, and complete tasks successfully
  • Improve note-taking
  • Learn essential vocabulary for TOEFL speaking
  • Improve accuracy when speaking through guided practice and peer and teacher correction
  • Improve fluency by practicing useful expressions and templates to answer questions
  • Identify and overcome individual weaknesses

Listening Objectives

  • Know what’s on the test – question types, time, length, content
  • Learn how to answer different question types
  • Improve note-taking ability
  • Learn how and why to eliminate wrong answers
  • Build academic vocabulary commonly used in the listening section

Writing Objectives

  • Understand the scoring rubric and properly score example essays
  • Brainstorming, Theses, Outlining
  • Essay Structure – How to write introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs
  • Taking notes for reading and listening sections
  • Learn how to judge and allocate time for each writing stage

Reading Objectives

  • Know what’s on the test – question types, time, length, content
  • Learn how to answer different question types
  • Identify key words in each question
  • Learn how and why to eliminate wrong answers
  • Develop the ability to scan text for answers

Teaching methodology

Our experienced TOEFL teachers, with their deep understanding of the needs of Vietnamese students, use proven methods to help students effectively improve their English language and test taking skills.

Study the question – The first step to answering correctly is understanding the question. Students will learn what is expected of them for each section and each task

Take effective notes – Taking good notes is a foundation for right answers. Students will learn how to take effective notes that will lead them towards an answer.

See what works – Study the best. Students will study examples of excellent answers and use those to create a template for their own answers. By practicing these templates, they will learn to deliver answers smoothly, accurately and confidently.

Perfecting time management – Learning effective time management is a key to handling the pressure of the test’s time limits. Students will learn how and why to devote their time to various sections and tasks in order to complete the test in the allocated period.

On-going assessment – Progress through practice. Teachers will evaluate students’ progress through thorough and detailed feedback. This constant evaluation helps students learn how and where to focus their preparation efforts.

About the TOEFL iBT test

The TOEFL iBT® test, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level, and evaluates your ability to use listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.

Language Link is an authorized test center for TOEFL iBT / TOEFL Junior in Hanoi, and allows students to prepare and take their test at the same location.