This course is designed to help prepare international students to take the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) as preparation for application to universities (uni) in the United States. The course is instructor led and meets online, twice per week for two (2) hours on Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Dates: Flexible
Cost: $1600 (32 hours of instruction)

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia USA

Garvin Building
1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1050
Blacksburg VA 24060


The TOEFL was developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to measure the ability of non-native English speakers to succeed at an academic institution. The test evaluates listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. A TOEFL score measures the communications skills of those wishing to be accepted to a post-secondary school where English is the native language.

Today, the majority of testing centers are using the iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) rather than the PBT (Paper Based TOEFL). Check with your local testing center to confirm what format is available. This course is designed to prepare you for the iBT.


Reading – Understanding the question types, identifying the main idea of a passage, increasing vocabulary and the ability to strategically guess at the meaning of words, and parts of speech will all be reviewed.

Listening – Understanding the types of passages and questions.

Methodologies – Learn SQ3R and Note-taking skills to help you perform better on the reading and listening sections of the exam.

Writing – Discuss the different types of writing tested on the exam (Integrated versus Independent) and practicing the varying formats (opinion, compare/contrast, etc.)

Speaking – Practice delivery methods and tips, pronunciation, topic development and more.

Practice Exams – While we will be practicing answering questions in the various sections of the exam throughout the course, there will be 2 full exams given during the last week.

Register today! Class size is limited to 10 students.

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About Your TOEFL Instructor

Beth Parker, certified TEFL and TOEFL instructor

Beth Parker, certified TOEFL instructorBeth Parker has lived overseas in Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark and Shanghai, China. She has traveled extensively and is currently studying Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

She understands what it is like to live in a different country and struggle to speak a foreign language, as well as what it feels like to experience culture shock.

Beth has taught English as a Second Language for 9 years. Her teaching experience ranges from youth, as young as nine years old, through sophomore-year college students and business people.

She has taught non-native English speakers TOEFL skills, conversational English, academic writing, cultural understanding and topics from creative writing to professionalism and ethics.  She is TEFL certified by i-to-i  Love TEFL, an ODL/QC internationally accredited organization for teaching English abroad.