TOEFL Exam Preparation course

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

Do you want to prepare for the TOEFL exam? Do this efficiently in our special TOEFL preparation course. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam.

COVID-19: As long as the measures against the coronavirus are still in place, we will continue to host our classes in virtual classrooms. For the courses that start in the week of 20 April, we offer a free flexible booking policy.


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Starting from 20 April 2020

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About the TOEFL exam preparation course

TOEFL examen Utrecht

Do you need to improve your TOEFL score? We can help you develop the skills you need! This training aims to improve your English language skills and prepare you for the TOEFL exam. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and is a widely respected English-language test, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges and universities in more than 130 countries.

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Learning goals

The TOEFL exam training focuses on:

  • speaking (keeping up a conversation, language of discussion, vocabulary);
  • listening (comprehension, supporting ideas, important details);
  • reading (main ideas, inferences, vocabulary);
  • writing (analysing exam questions, organising and developing ideas in standard English);
  • structure (revision of tenses, completing sentences and finding grammatical errors);
  • exam strategies (timing, avoiding misleading answers).

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During the course we will work in groups, pairs and also do some tasks individually.

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Time Investment

This course consists of 9 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

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  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book and workbook. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Active participation is preferred during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 80% of the meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.
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  • Starting date: 20 April 2020
    Monday20 April 202020:0021:45
    Monday4 May 202020:0021:45
    Monday11 May 202020:0021:45
    Monday18 May 202020:0021:45
    Monday25 May 202020:0021:45
    Monday8 June 202020:0021:45
    Monday15 June 202020:0021:45
    Monday22 June 202020:0021:45
    Monday29 June 202020:1521:45

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2020
    Wednesday9 September 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday16 September 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday23 September 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday30 September 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday7 October 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday14 October 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday21 October 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday28 October 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday4 November 202018:0019:45

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