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Intensive TOEFL Preparation

Intensive TOEFL Preparation

Who should take this course?

This program is for students and professionals who would like to focus on preparing for the internet-based TOEFL test. Intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 103-110) may take this program. Student's English proficiency is determined during the first week of the program (week 0).

2014 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

  • January 6 - March 21
  • March 31 - June 13
  • June 23 - September 5
  • September 22 - December 5

Program Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday

  • Classes are held between 8:30 - 4:30 PM

  • 11 weeks - 25 hours per week (first week is testing, orientation & registration)

  • Schedule varies depending on level and classes chosen

Required Courses:

  • Core classes for grammar fluency and comprehension

  • Twelve hours per week of TOEFL preparation instruction include:

    • integrated skills tasks

    • reading and vocabulary
    • writing

Additional 3-6 hours per week of instruction may be chosen from this list:

  • Academic Writing

  • Academic Vocabulary Development

  • Idioms and Slang

  • Conversation

  • Listening Skills Development
  • Reading Skills

Students may take the Institutional paper-based TOEFL test at the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) for an additional fee of $75 USD (price subject to change). The internet-based (iBT) TOEFL is available at several official testing sites in San Diego for an additional fee of $140 USD (price subject to change).

Note: This program can only be taken one time in levels 103 and 104, and can only be taken two times in levels 105-110.

Cost (In U.S. Dollars):

Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)

FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
2014 Tuition: $3,750

International Student Service Fee: $350
Books/Materials: Approximately $250

(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
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