托福 (TOEFL iBT) 講練實戰概念強化班
TOEFL Intensive Prep Course
托福 (TOEFL iBT) 講練實戰概念強化班
寫作教材將採用ETS官方所公佈教材: Magoosh 和 Notefull來作改編，課程將訓練學生如何構思紮實的寫作結構及精確的字彙。課堂間及課後都會提供寫作試題讓學生練習。課後練習是以電子郵件的方式來遞交，以便指導老師能迅速更新學生學習狀況。寫作課程結束時，學生將會獲得有效益並能拿到高分的寫作技巧。
The instructor will provide students with interesting, albeit challenging passages that will be read aloud, critically analyzed, and discussed in class. Since general knowledge is essential for scoring high on the TOEFL, a wide range of reading topics will be covered, including, but not limited to the fields of psychology, philosophy, science, technology, environmental protection, current global events, history, anthropology, political affairs, etc. All reading material will be adapted from official ETS practice tests and official textbook guides.
For many English language learners, the speaking section of the test is the hardest part in that speaking requires coherency, improvisation, and logical thought forming skills while being pressured under a time limit. We will enable students to speak effectively and articulately by incorporating thought-provoking, open-ended questions, meant to hone conversational skills that stimulate open discussion; a skill that is needed for the recorded speaking section of the test. Open discussion will comprise the bulk of the speaking session, which will serve to incite meaningful and substantive dialogue that will be contingent upon the instructor to lead. In addition, common expressions, phrases, and idioms that are interesting, colloquial, and conversationally practical will also be covered.
Writing material and resources will be adapted from ETS, Magoosh, and Notefull. Students will be practicing in-class writing along with take-home writing assignments. Take-home assignments will be electronically submitted to the instructor, which will be evaluated with instant feedback being provided to students. Students will be trained to effectively brainstorm, take meaningful notes, design a cohesive writing structure, and succinctly organize words into meaningful sentences. By the end of the program, students will be expected to demonstrate effective college-level writing skills to score high on the writing section of the test.
Although the listening section of the test is easier for most students, it is not to be overlooked. For this section, effective notetaking strategies can lead to a perfect score, so students will be trained to tactically write down and organize what they hear into a format that can be used to quickly identify correct answers.
A plethora of frequently tested TOEFL vocabulary words will be taught in each lesson and instilled into students’ long-term memory. Students will be introduced to a highly effective etymological strategy of learning new words, in which they dissect words into prefixes, suffixes, and roots, learn their underlying meaning, then expand on other words that contain the same or similar roots. Collocation context strategies, syllable segmentation strategies, and mnemonics will also be implemented into the curriculum. This comprehensive approach of learning new vocabulary enables students to not only easily remember words that they have learned, but to help them intuitively recognize the meaning of words they have never been exposed to. Words are the tools of thought and an extensive bank of vocabulary is imperative to accurately interpret passages on the TOEFL iBT, enabling students to zero in on the correct answer choices.