TOEFL iBT (26+) Complete Preparation Course!
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TOEFL iBT (26+) Complete Preparation Course!

TOEFL iBT Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing Strategies and Tactics! TOEFL iBT Exam Preparation by Experts.
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21,204 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2020
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  • 37.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 35 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • TOEFL Skills and Strategies to Score 100+
  • 20+ Assignments and Practice Opportunities
  • Strategies for Each Specific Reading Question
  • Over 300 5 Star (*****) Reviews!
  • Monthly Live Class to Test Learned Strategies
  • Revised Speaking Section + Embedded Student Practice
  • Instructor Feeback on Writing Assignments
  • Listening Organized Note Taking Lessons for 26+ Scores
  • Complete Course Substitute for In-Person Classes
Requirements
  • Intermediate English, Computer, Headset and Microphone, Internet
Description

Course Description

Do you want to score 100+ on the TOEFL iBT? We have the course for you!

I have been a dedicated TOEFL iBT Instructor for more than 12 years. Learning the TOEFL iBT is a challenge because it is not simply about knowing English, but actually requires test strategy and tactics that have proven results. The TOEFL iBT is an online exam and so your taking this course will allow you to study in the format that is best for the exam.

NEW UPDATE: Every section of our course has been updated. We have revised our course to reflect the latest question formats and strategies necessary to succeed at those questions.

New: Accelerate Course Syllabus (Located Section 1)

This is a FULL and COMPLETE Course. We do not teach a surface level course that tells you the basics of the exam. To truly break down and simplify the questions for you so that the test becomes easy requires the depth of explanation we give. I teach you as if you were taking a full in-person course that would require extensive training. Based on our style, our students often increase their score by 15 - 20 points or more. Our course teaches the strategies in a practical manner so that you can apply them on the exam.


What You Get From This Course

  • Over 150 Lectures (Over 60 Hours Video Teaching)

  • Strategies and Tactics for Each Section

  • Instructor Led Examples of Mastering Each Section

  • Free Participation in  Live Courses to Review Application of Strategy

  • Exam Advice From Past Examiners/Graders

Course Benefits

  • Free Participation in our Live Online Course covering different subjects

  • Having Written Essays Evaluated (time and number of requests permitting)

  • Watching Live Teacher Demonstrations to Succeed on Every Section

  • Having Access to Consistently Updated Teacher Examples

  • Free Participation in Peer Review for Writing

By the end of the Understanding TOEFL course, you will:

  • be familiar with all parts of the TOEFL test

  • have some useful tips to help you achieve your TOEFL goals

  • understand how the TOEFL test is assessed


Course Structure

This TOEFL Course is organized by skill: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each skill area has four key components:

  • Starting out: introducing the strategies and tactics for each area, explaining task types and providing hints not only on how to prepare but also on how to achieve the best marks on each test section.

  • Advice and tutorial videos: Our experts explain the application of the tactics and strategies.

Course Requirements

  • A minimum of Intermediate level English

  • Ability to Actively and Consistently Participate

  • You Need a Score of 79+

Target Audience

  • A non-EU trained health professional applying to register with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council)?

  • An international medical graduate taking the PLAB test to register with the GMC (General Medical Council)?

  • A qualified pharmacist, dentist, nurse or physical therapist that needs this course for licensing?

  • A student applying for Bachelor, Masters, or Doctorate programs in the USA, UK, Australia, or Canada.

  • An international medical graduate applying for residency in the USA or Canada.

This TOEFL iBT Course has received 2018 Updates!!  Unlike many of the books and other courses, our primary focus is on APPLICATION of strategy and tactics. We do more than tell you what to do, we SHOW you how to do it. If that is what you have been looking for, this course is the right one for you. This is a COMPLETE course.


Who this course is for:
  • Intenational Students, Nurses, Pharmacist, Dentist and Physical Therapist
Course content
Expand all 198 lectures 37:20:16
+ TOEFL iBT Online Course Introduction
5 lectures 19:28

Learn about the benefits from taking our course

Preview 01:54

This lecture will provide you a quick overview of what you will encounter on the exam,

Preview 06:37

After this lecture, you will clearly understand what will will provide in this course. You will know the focus of our teaching and how we will help you succeed.

Preview 09:11

In this video, you will learn the benefits and outline of our course. This is a COMPLETE course that will teach you every aspect of the TOEFL iBT.

Our TOEFL Course Benefits
01:25

This accelerated course is for those students who are already familiar with the TOEFL iBT and do not need the extra lecture that show application of strategy. Some students desire a more streamlined course and this arrangement is for those students. Of course our recommendation is to do the complete course from start to finish.  We tend to give a lot of examples of the explanation of strategy and for some students this is more than they need. As a result, we have created an accelerated syllabus.

Please download the attached Accelerated Course Syllabus

Accelerated Course Syllabus
00:21
+ TOEFL iBT Reading Comprehension
2 lectures 06:57

Our TOEFL Reading course will provide the skills and strategies that you need to simplify and excel at the exam.

Preview 02:05

This videos lecture will provide you an overview of the TOEFL Reading section and share with you our general tips to be successful in this section of the course.  If you need to, stop the recording and read each slide carefully.

Preview 04:52
+ TOEFL iBT Reading Question Type Strategies
22 lectures 04:42:01

Watch and grasp the information you will learn in this section. We teach the specific strategy for each question.

Preview 01:41

This video reviews all of our reading strategies in a summarized format.

Reading Question Types
13:52

Look at the question and identify the Question Type. Being able to identify the question type, recalling the appropriate strategy, and then accurately applying that strategy is the key to scoring well.

Question Types Identification Quiz
18 questions

In this lecture, we breakdown the different Trap answers that you need to watch out for. In the specific strategy lectures for each question, we point out for you when these traps make an appearance.

TOEFL Reading: Trap Answers Review
10:59

We have now updated our strategy for the Detail Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Detail Question Strategy Introduction
13:20

NOTE:

For the first question that I analyze in this strategy application, a student could have read that next sentence because of the word "But." A sentence that starts with the word "But" is connected to the previous sentence. However, the keyword sentence had ALL of the keyword language and most importantly, it has the language "quickest where" that directly connects to the answer. A person would be perfectly fine in reading that next sentence. I probably should have explained in the lecture that although it would be appropriate to read it, it actually is not helpful because we have the language that points directly to the answer. I actually did this mentally, and forgot to take it from my head to the screen. One last point: when the next sentence starts with the word "But" yes it is connected; however, the word "But" indicates conflict with the keyword sentence and will likely not provide helpful information. This is why I don't really consider it on the same level of "this that these those" for pointing to the answer in the following sentence.


We have now updated our strategy for the Detail Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Detail Question Strategy Application
15:27

Practice Answering Detail Questions

Practice answering the inference questions.

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 5 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN 1.45 MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.  Yes, I am taking into account the August 2019 changes to the amount of questions.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Details Question Quiz
3 questions

The Purpose question is tricky. Watch how we break it down and simplify it for you.

Purpose Question Strategy Introduction
13:11
Purpose Question Strategy Application
11:24

Practice using strategies to answer the purpose question

Practice answering the inference questions.

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 5 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN 1.45 MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.  Yes, I am taking into account the August 2019 changes to the amount of questions.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Purpose Question Quiz
3 questions

The infer questions causes a lot of problems for students because they don't quite know how to make those logical extensions that are directly connected to the  details in the passage.

We have now updated our strategy for the Infer Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Inference Question Strategy Introduction
10:32

We have now updated our strategy for the Infer Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Inference Question Strategy Application
10:55

Practice answering the inference questions.

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 5 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN 1.45 MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.  Yes, I am taking into account the August 2019 changes to the amount of questions.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Inference Quiz Questions
3 questions

This is one of the hardest questions for students, and it has become even more difficult with the new ways they are arranging this question. Let us make it easy for you


We have now updated our strategy for the Except/Not True Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Except/Not Question Strategy Introduction and Application
13:33

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 7 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Except Question Quiz
3 questions

We have now updated our strategy for the Paraphrase Question, so that it reflects some of the news ways the TOEFL test designers are trying to word and challenge you. Please watch these videos and learn exactly how to do this question type.

Paraphrase Question Strategy Application
20:52
Paraphrase Question Strategy and Tactics Process Part 2
09:55

Practice answering the inference questions.

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 5 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN 1.45 MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.  Yes, I am taking into account the August 2019 changes to the amount of questions.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Paraphrase Question Quiz
3 questions

The sentence addition question is all about your understanding of coherence. In this video we explain and apply the strategy.

Sentence Addition Question Type Strategy
14:03

Practice answering the inference questions.

Practice the except questions. NOTE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE QUIZ PUT YOUR TIMER ON 5 MINUTES. ON AN EXCEPT QUESTION, YOU CANNOT TAKE NO LONGER THAN 1.45 MINUTES TO FINISH A QUESTION.  Yes, I am taking into account the August 2019 changes to the amount of questions.

If you want to simulate test pressure, put a timer in effect. Very often students question why they perform well in practice and badly on the exam. The reason why is because they do not simulate test pressure.

SET A CLOCK!!

Sentence Addition Quiz
2 questions
Vocabulary Question Strategy Application
13:56
Reference Question Strategy Intro and Application
12:35
How Paragraph(s) Organized or Related Strategy
18:26

Watch this videos and learn the new ways they are presenting the Reference, Vocabulary, and take a look at the rare but more recently asked "How is the Passage Organized?" Question

Reference.Vocabulary.How Organized Strategy
14:26
Non-Category Questions Strategy
19:35
Summary and Category (table) Question Strategy
11:58
Category (Table) Question Answer Explanation
14:43
Summary Question Answer Explanation
16:31

This resource will show you what we mean by "the questions go in the order of the passage." Every Reading passage works the same way. You will not find information for question 2 in paragraph 6.


Instructions:

1. GO through the passage and just mark the Paragraph Location of EACH QUESTION. Note: All Except questions cover an entire paragraph.

2. Practice Answering the Questions using the strategies noted in the video lectures. The answers are provided on the last pages.

Demonstration (Questions Go In-Order)
00:07

See how accurately you can answer the questions within the time limits.

Instructions

1. Set your timer for 36 Minutes

2. DO NOT GO OVER 36 MINUTES

3. If you go over the given time limit you are not practicing according to the restrictions of the exam and your evaluation is actually false.

4. Your goal should be to get 85% correct.

Timed Strategy Application Quiz
26 questions
+ TOEFL iBT Reading Quizzes and Assignments
1 lecture 00:14

Here is your opportunity to apply the question strategy.

TOEFL Reading Quiz #1
5 questions
TOEFL Reading Quiz 2
10 questions
TOEFL Reading Quiz 3
5 questions

These are 3 Reading Practice passages with the new format of only 10 questions. Work on applying the skills that we teach in this course.  Set a Timer for 54 Minutes!!!!! This is a free practice set provided by ETS on their website. Your goal should be 85% correct if your interest is scoring above a 25 on the real exam.

Reading Passage Practice (New Format)
00:14
Go through a complete ETS Practice Reading Test and practice applying our strategies and tactics.
Complete ETS Practice Reading Test
1 question
+ TOEFL Reading Live Class Recordings
11 lectures 02:43:02
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 3
09:52
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 4
09:09
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 5
11:53
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 6
18:26

In another LIVE class that was conducted in 2018, you will see how our strategies and tactics are still applicable in 2018. We will review recent TOEFL passages and help you apply the strategy directly. The most challenging thing for students to do apply strategy. If you can master applying our strategies, you will be able to score well above a 24 on the reading section. 

TOEFL Reading Live Class 2 Part 1
19:51

In another LIVE class that was conducted in 2018, you will see how our strategies and tactics are still applicable in 2018. We will review recent TOEFL passages and help you apply the strategy directly. The most challenging thing for students to do apply strategy. If you can master applying our strategies, you will be able to score well above a 24 on the reading section. 

TOEFL Reading Live Class 2 Part 2
19:56

In another LIVE class that was conducted in 2018, you will see how our strategies and tactics are still applicable in 2018. We will review recent TOEFL passages and help you apply the strategy directly. The most challenging thing for students to do apply strategy. If you can master applying our strategies, you will be able to score well above a 24 on the reading section. 

TOEFL Reading Live Class 2 Part 3
19:56
TOEFL Reading Live Class 2 Part 4
16:54

In another LIVE class that was conducted in 2018, you will see how our strategies and tactics are still applicable in 2018. We will review recent TOEFL passages and help you apply the strategy directly. The most challenging thing for students to do apply strategy. If you can master applying our strategies, you will be able to score well above a 24 on the reading section. 

TOEFL Reading Live Class 2 Part 5
06:42
+ TOEFL iBT Listening Section General Overview of Strategy
2 lectures 15:41

Our TOEFL Listening Course actually teaches you how to take notes and then answer based on your note because this is Master TOEFL Listening and score above 26.

Preview 02:05

Learn the basics of the TOEFL Listening Section and some of the things we do in our course to make it easier. If you need to, stop the recording so you can take your time reading each slide.

Preview 13:36
+ Listening Note-Taking Strategy and How to Apply Notes to Answering Questions
4 lectures 08:12

In this section we teach you how to take notes and with good organized notes you can answer the questions with accuracy and speed.

Preview 01:17

This lecture will explain the benefits of our updated note-taking structure. Students often struggle with organizing their notes and this structure will help you do that. In the lectures that follow we will show you how to use this note-taking grid to take organized notes and answer the questions with speed and accuracy. Watch the next lectures and find out how!

Preview 06:41
How to know when Lecturer is saying something important?
1 page
Live Listening Note-Taking Class Recording (Go To Section 11)
00:14
+ Conversations: How to Take Notes
6 lectures 01:06:34
Conversations: How to Recognize Info, Take Notes and Answer Questions
13:29

In this video we will teach you how to use discourse markers to section your notes. In addition, we will teach you how to answer questions form your notes.  This video shows you how to have a high rate of accuracy. After this video you will be on your way to taking the guessing and memory answering out of the equation when answering the Listening questions.

Ex 1: Application of Conversation Note-Taking Strategy Part 1
10:43
Ex 1: Application of Conversation Note-Taking Strategy Part 2
16:13

In this video we will teach you how to use discourse markers to section your notes. In addition, we will teach you how to answer questions form your notes.  This video shows you how to have a high rate of accuracy. After this video you will be on your way to taking the guessing and memory answering out of the equation when answering the Listening questions.

Ex 2: Application of Conversation Note-Taking Strategy Part 1
17:10

Here is your opportunity to practice applying our listening strategies.

Conversation Practice Opportunity
08:01
This is your opportunity to practice taking conversation notes and comparing to my notes
Note-Taking Assignment #1 (Conversation)
1 question
+ Lectures: How to Take Notes
4 lectures 47:47

These are some of the reasons that students do not do well when taking lecture notes.

Did you know that ETS, the creators of the TOEFL iBT, has done actual research on the relationship between Note-Taking and Exam performance? Here is what they said:

"The significant relationship between number of test answers found in the notes and performance on the various assessment tasks suggests that those who were able to write down more information relevant to the tasks were also the ones who scored better on the tasks. "

Carrell, Patricia. “Note-Taking Strategies and Their Relationship to Listening Comprehension Performance.” ETS, 2018, www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/RR-07-01.pdf.


The test is designed to benefit those who know how to take notes and answer questions based on those notes.

Top Ten Challenges Taking Lecture Notes
01:28

Learn the language that helps you take great notes!

Lectures: How to Recognize Info, Take Notes and Answer Questions
11:11

In this video we will teach you how to use discourse markers to section your notes. In addition, we will teach you how to answer questions form your notes.  This video shows you how to have a high rate of accuracy. After this video you will be on your way to taking the guessing and memory answering out of the equation when answering the Listening questions.

Ex 1: Application of Lecture Note-Taking Strategy Part 1
18:01

In this video we will teach you how to use discourse markers to section your notes. In addition, we will teach you how to answer questions form your notes.  This video shows you how to have a high rate of accuracy. After this video you will be on your way to taking the guessing and memory answering out of the equation when answering the Listening questions.

Ex 2: Application of Lecture Note-Taking Strategy Part 1
17:07
This is your opportunity to practice note-taking using the strategies taught in this course.
Note-Taking Assignment #2 (Lecture)
1 question
+ LIVE Class Recordings: Note:Taking Strategy Application
8 lectures 02:05:02

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Preview 11:22

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 2 - April 25)
15:29

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 3 - April 25)
17:39

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 4 - April 25)
15:41

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 5- April 25)
17:49

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 6 - April 25)
12:21

This is a LIVE class. It is not a controlled setting where I can guarantee perfect quality. In the first conversation there were some issues with hearing, but later when we got to the lectures we were able to clear it up a little. There are actual students from this course in the live class, and so questions that they ask are being answered. Even though it is not perfect, I have been asked to still upload it so that others who missed the class can benefit.

I hope it helps.

Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 7 - April 25)
17:01
Live Listening Note-Taking Strategy Application Class (Part 8 - April 25)
17:40