TOEFL & IELTS Preparation Program

This course prepares students for the iBT (Internet-based) and PBT (paper-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.

ELC student taking a test


The program focuses primarily on the iBT TOEFL test, but students will also practice the PBT in preparation for the ITP (Institutional TOEFL Placement test), which they can take at Towson University after completing the course. The reading skills on both tests are similar, and the structure exercises on the PBT will help students with the reading and writing questions on the iBT.

Course Highlights

  • experienced ESL teaching specialist
  • diagnostic test, regular mini practice tests, and full length exam to prepare for test day
  • writing and speaking journals for independent and integrated skills questions
  • detailed feedback from the instructor
  • note-taking workshop
  • intensive grammar practice
  • focus on academic vocabulary essential for success on the TOEFL
  • homework assigned for targeted practice in areas where you need it most

To become an expert at taking the TOEFL exams, making time to PRACTICE is important!

TOEFL COURSE DATES, FEES, AND TUITION

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 

  • Spring: February 11-April 23 (No classes spring break March 15-22)
  • Summer: June 9 - July 30
  • Fall: September 8 - November 12

Course Times and Application Fees

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the class
  • Application fee: $25
  • Tuition: $675 (Summer, 8 weeks); $700 (Fall and Spring, 10 weeks) 

If you are planning to enter Towson University, you can take thepaper-based Institutional TOEFL exam (ITP/PBT) at the English Language Center. Please, see below for exam dates and fees. 

TOEFL PAPER-BASED EXAM DATES

Fall 2019, Spring, Summer, Fall 2020

  • Fall 19: Saturday, November 16 
  • Spring 20: Saturday, April 25
  • Summer 20: Saturday, August 1
  • Fall 20: Saturday November 14

Exam Times and Application Fees

  • Exam starts at 9 a.m. sharp (arrive by 8:30 a.m.)
  • Test registration fee: $65 NON-REFUNDABLE!
  • Test registration date: One week prior to the exam
  • Complete the TOEFL ITP/PBT Registration Form (PDF) and mail or bring the registration fee (checks can be made out to “Towson University”)

IELTS PREPARATION COURSE DATES, FEES, AND TUITION

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020

  • Spring: February 10 - April 22 (No Class Spring Break March 15-22)
  • Summer: June 8 - July 29
  • Fall: September 14 - November 18

Course Times and Application Fees

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the class
  • Application fee: $25
  • Tuition: $675 (Summer, 8 weeks); $700 (Fall and Spring, 10 weeks)