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

Fall 2018

  • September 11 to November 15

Spring 2019

  • February 12 to April 25(no classes during Spring Break)
  • Class may end April 30 to make up for snow days. 

Summer 2019

  • June 4 to July 25

Fall 2019

  • September 10 to November 14

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 as an undergraduate, you can take the TOEFL Paper-based exam at the English Language Center. Please, see below for exam dates and fees. 

TOEFL PAPER-BASED EXAM DATES

Fall 2018

  • Saturday, November 17 

Spring 2019

  • Saturday, May 4

Summer 2019

  • Saturday, July 27 

Fall 2019

  • Saturday, November 16

Exam Times and Application Fees

  • Exam starts at 9 a.m. sharp (arrive by 8:30 a.m.)
  • Test registration fee: $65
  • Test registration date: One week prior to the exam
  • Complete the TOEFL 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

Fall 2018

  • September 10 to November 14

Spring 2019

  • February 11 to April 24

Summer 2019

  • June 3 to July 24

Fall 2019

  • September 9 to November 13

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)