Planning to take the TOEFL to show English language proficiency? This class will help you prepare

The English Language Institute at Wayne State University is offering an online TOEFL-preparation course this fall for those who plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate English proficiency for education or employment purposes.

The class will meet over Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. from September 15 to November 17 and costs $499. Apply online at

Participants do not need to be Wayne State students to take this course, but should be advanced learners of English before enrolling.

The TOEFL is widely used to test the language proficiency of non-native English speakers. The TOEFL Preparation course is designed to help advanced-level ESL speakers and writers to understand and improve their TOEFL scores for both the iBT (internet-based) and ITP (paper-based) formats.

“Many professionals with foreign credentials must achieve a high score on the iBT in order to apply for licensure through boards in a number of fields such as pharmacy, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, etc.,” says Marta Dmytrenko-Ahrabian, who teaches the course. “In addition, Wayne State University offers the paper-based TOEFL as part of the requirements for graduate and undergraduate admissions to many departments.

“To prepare for the tests, instruction is offered in five areas: grammar, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Instruction is supplemented with numerous practice activities geared to simulate actual tests in each skill area. In addition, detailed and highly individualized feedback is given to each student by the instructor for both speaking and writing.”

CAN-8 VirtuaLab will be used extensively for practice and assessment in this course. This program requires a Microsoft Windows operating system for download; therefore, students MUST have access to a Windows-based PC or laptop. CAN-8 VirtuaLab is NOT compatible with phones, tablets, Chrome Books, or Mac operating systems.  

Questions about the course? Call (313) 577-2729 or email Bruce Morgan, director of the English Language Institute, at

Register for the course today!  Visit our website to submit the registration form: TOEFL Preparation - Online Course

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