4 IBT TOEFL (http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about) The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.What?4. Tracking progress3. Applying for visa2. Scholarship1. Studying abroadWho?5. Enrolling at a language program(visit ITC’s Website:IBT Test CentersWhere?
6 Course descriptionsThis is a preparation class for students who intend to take the official TOEFL iBT test provided by ETS (Educational Testing Service)This course is recommended only for students who have finished and passed the General English course as prerequisite skills.
7 General learning objectives Students will be familiar with the type of contents, kinds of questions, and tasks encountered in TOEFL iBT test.Students will improve their integrated academic skills in English, while building test-taking confidence.
8 Specific learning objectives In listening, students will be able to improve their academic listening skills, which cover a whole variety of styles and topics mostly on academic situations.In reading, students will be able to sharpen their critical reading skills by integrating and organizing information taken either from listening excerpt or the reading passage itself.In speaking, students will be able to build their confidence and improve as well their communicative skills in academic environment.In writing, students will be able to compose a well-developed and organized essay with correct pattern, detailed examples, correct grammar, and varied vocabulary.
9 Teaching and learning process LecturerExplaining, discussing, giving exercises, giving assignments, facilitatingStudentsCompleting tasks, homeworkListening actively, Reading, Writing, Taking notesParticipating in Group discussions
11 Class policy Attendance: Presence, Tardy Clothing Electronic devices Exams: Mid-Term, Final, Remedial, Make upLeaving classes for UPH activitiesCheating and PlagiarismCommunication and participation in class
12 Class policyAttendance: Students must come on time. No more admission into class is allowed after fifteen (15) minutes of late arrival, and the student will be marked absent.Clothing: Students must come in proper clothing and are not allowed to wear sandals.Electronic Devices: Students must switch off their personal electronic devices during class.Exam Policy: 85 % of minimum attendance is strictly required before a student can sit for the Final Exam.Leaving classes: Students who leave classes by official appointment from the University to partake in national or international competitions on behalf of the university must perform assignments to be given by the lecturer to make up for the missing classes.
13 Students who engage in cheating and plagiarism during exams or in performing their assignments will be declared “fail” with an F mark and may not sit for remedial exams.Remedial exams may be given to students with a final F mark on the condition that he/she meets the required 85% of minimum attendance. The highest mark that a student can obtain after remedial exams is C-.Make-up exams may be held for students who fall ill or mourn the death of a member of his/her core family on the examination day, provided that the student can authenticate it with a piece of administrative evidence, such the original copy of medical (laboratory) examination reports, hospitalization, or death attestation from the authorities with an original stamp mark, together with an attestation letter from the student’s parents.
14 Media Textbook Audio CD Computer Lab Internet/ websites Journals/ newspapers
15 textbookNorthStar: Building Skills for the TOEFL(R) iBT: Intermediate, by John Beaumont, Pearson-Longman
16 Topics1. Introduction and Course outline 2. Unit 1: Advertising – Skimming and Scanning 3. Unit 2: Extreme Sports – Making Inferences 4. Unit 3: Fraud – Using Context Clues 5. Unit 4: Story Telling – Identifying and Using Rhetorical Structure 6. Unit 5: Language – Identifying Main Ideas and Details + Simulation Practice 1 (Independent Skills) 7. KAT 1 – Quiz 1: Independent Skills + Reading Assignment 8. Mid-Exam (UTS) – Independent Skills – TOEFL IBT Online
17 Topics9. Unit 6: Tourism; Unit 7: Humor – Paraphrasing and summarizing 10. Unit 8: Fashion – Comparing and Contrasting 11. Unit 9: Punishment; Unit 10: Marriage – Using Detailed Examples; Cohesive Devices 12. KAT 2: Quiz 2: Integrated Skills 13. Review – Simulation Practice Final Exam (UAS) – Independent and Integrated Skills
18 assessments KAT 1 (15%) KAT 2 (15%) UTS (30%) UAS (40%) Independent SkillsQuizzesKAT 2 (15%)Integrated SkillsDaily assignments (10); Group Presentations (5)UTS (30%)Online TOEFL testIndependent skillsUAS (40%)Integrated and Independent skills
19 Reading assignment Read and analyze 1 academic article. Share at least 5 interesting pointsSubmit softcopy!
20 PRESENTATIONs Submit the softcopy of the powerpoint presentation Group Presentation15’ = 10’ (P) + 5’ (Q&A)