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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1191

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 4 TOEFL Preparation Course

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

Catalog Description: This course will provide comprehensive coverage of the language skills and test-taking strategies students need to do well on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. This course also serves as a review of grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1.5; Lecture: 3; Lab: 2
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 in the ESL Department or placement in ESL 1191 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).; The  program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 4.Completion of the course is a corequisite or prerequisite for entry into regular academic courses at Snow College.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be prepared to take the TOEFL exam. They will develop effective test-taking strategies and increase their confidence in taking standardized tests. They improve their overall abilities in speaking, listening to, reading, and writing English. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing daily assignments in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Also, students will take weekly TOEFL mini tests in all four skills to assess their knowledge, as well as a comprehensive final exam. 

This course includes skills and strategies for test taking including relaxing and confidence. Coursework includes example exercises, sample tests, CD-ROM practice, and vocabulary quizzes. Each section of the TOEFL exam will receive attention. Students will practice listening, reading, grammar and speaking. Students will take practice tests to learn to avoid common mistakes and efficiently utilize their time during tests.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. Students who earn a grade below B (85%)will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for the purpose of assessment:

Attendance 15-25% 

Class participation 15-25% 

Homework 15-25% 

Quizzes 15-25% 

Tests 25-35% 






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Deborah Phillips, Longman Complete Course for the TOEFL Test, current edition, Longman.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 15
Optimum Class Size: 10