This course is designed to prepare students for the iBT TOEFL (Internet-Based TOEFL) by focusing on reading and writing, or speaking and listening skills. Students will be
helped to understand the components of the test, what to expect in regard
to the computer procedures, and how to prepare for the test. The instructor
will introduce each section of the test and assist with problem areas.
Some of the class meetings will be held in a computer lab.
Level: Students must be intermediate to advanced speakers of English (equivalent to ELI level 4, 5 or 6) in order to register for the class. Class size will be limited to 20 and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Required Textbook: Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test by D. Phillips (paperback, with CD ROM and answer key, Longman, Second Edition 2007, ISBN: 9780132056908).
The textbook is available from The University Store on Fifth. During the course,
the text will be used for study of TOEFL test sections, for information on how to
prepare for the test, and for practicing the different skill areas tested by the TOEFL. This book can also be
used for self-study.
Dates (Spring 2014, university term 2144):
Module 1 (Reading and Writing): January 14 - February 18
Module 2 (Listening and Speaking): February 25 - April 8
(Taking both modules satisfies 24 hours of academic study requirement for International Au Pairs.)
This course is usually offered Fall, Spring and Summer term.
Class days/times: Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
$150 per module (not including any books or materials)
Module 1 (Reading and Writing): January 13
Module 2 (Listening and Speaking): February 24
- Please register in person or by mail.
- Payment is accepted by check only, no cash or credit cards.
- Make check payable to "University of Pittsburgh" .
- Return completed registration form and check to:
University of Pittsburgh
English Language Institute
Attn: Admissions Officer, Short Courses
Parkvale Building, Room M13
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
on taking the TOEFL at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact:
Computer Based Testing Center, Room G35 Cathedral of Learning
412-624-9103. Test times are arranged by appointment.
register online for the TOEFL at the TOEFL website: http://toefl.ets.org/tstgprog01.cfm