Course Introduction

<SA550:TOEFL Intermediate – SA580:Advanced>
The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL®, is the most commonly used English proficiency test in North American colleges. The TOEFL® assesses a student’s ability to communicate in English. This test is less about pure English grammar and vocabulary and more about one’s ability to use English in academic settings.
Our TOEFL® program follows a four-term yearly schedule with each session meeting for three hours. Using materials that accurately reflect real TOEFL® questions, the native instructor ensures students gain extensive experience in all areas of the test and presents effective strategies for achieving the highest possible TOEFL® score. Students are given ample opportunity to practice speaking and writing tasks, and will receive regular feedback. In addition, students participate in weekly group discussions about a range of stimulating and intellectually-challenging topics. SA550 and SA580 are designed to prepare students for English-language academic study. Students who complete the TOEFL® program are encouraged to apply for our SAT® courses.

Course Details

School hours 3 hours per week
Placement test Students who wish to take this course must take a placement test.

From the Lecturer

Robert Grayson

After majoring in Linguistics at the University of London and the University of Amsterdam, I came to Japan to conduct research in early language development. I joined J Prep at the company’s very beginning, and have had the privilege of guiding students from their first experiences of English to their successes in entering top schools in Japan and overseas.

The TOEFL® test is the most commonly used test in North America to assess a student’s ability to communicate in English in academic settings. In addition, TOEFL® scores are often used for specialized admissions programs to Japanese universities.
Our TOEFL® program follows a four-term yearly schedule using the latest material available. Instructors coach students on the effective strategies for achieving the highest possible TOEFL® score. With the small class sizes, students are given ample opportunity to interact with their classmates and instructors more deeply in weekly discussions on stimulating and challenging topics.
In addition, students receive regular feedback on tasks assigned in class, enabling them to track their progress towards their target scores. Students currently enrolled or who have completed the TOEFL® program are highly encouraged to apply for our SAT® and College Admission Consulting Programs, and overseas study.