TOEFL Preparation (Levels 5-10)
Students who demonstrate English proficiency at Level 5 or above can prepare to take the internet-based TOEFL, a requirement for entrance into most American colleges or universities. Students will learn and practice academic vocabulary, writing effective academic essays, communicating opinions and summarizing academic passages in clear, logical spoken English as well as developing their reading and listening skills in order to comprehend academic textbooks and lectures.
TOEFL students are given complete practice examinations which replicate the actual exam. This practice exam, along with quizzes and assignments, is an indicator of the student’s progress in the course. Generally a student should be able to prepare for the TOEFL exam and reach the target score within twelve months.
TOEIC Preparation (Levels 4-10)
Open to students at Level 4 or above, the TOEIC class prepares students to reach their target scores on the TOEIC exam, which can be taken monthly at Eurocenters San Diego. Designed to give students maximum exposure to language skills and drills that will help them become more confident and competent test-takers, this course focuses on the two general areas—listening and reading—that are evaluated on the exam. The class is divided into four equal parts: an introduction to business and professional vocabulary; reading comprehension focused on such genres as business letters, memos, newspaper articles, advertisements, and notices; listening comprehension focused on the four specific areas of the TOEIC exam; intense grammar review that focuses on the types of English structures most frequently found on the TOEIC exam.
Cambridge FCE (Levels 5-10)
Open to students at Level 5 or above, this course focuses on key skills tested in the FCE exam. Students will be prepared for the exam through a combination of language skills training and exam practice. Key study areas include reading skills, writing skills, exam-oriented listening skills, successful strategies for the FCE speaking component, topic-based vocabulary, and focus on English in Use. The school will help candidates register for the exam at the local exam center.
Cambridge CAE (Levels 7-10)
Open to students at Level 7 or above, this intensive course focuses on the skills needed to be successful on the Cambridge Advanced Certificate exam. Students will be prepared for this exam through extensive language skills raining and exam practice. Those areas covered include academic reading skills, academic writing skills, listening skills, successful strategies for the CAE speaking component, academic vocabulary, and English in Use. The school will help candidates register for the exam at the local exam center.
IELTS Preparation (Levels 5-10)
Open to students at Level 5 or above, this course focuses on key skills tested in the IELTS exam. Students will be prepared for the exam through a combination of language skills training and exam practice. Key study areas include academic reading skills, academic writing skills, exam-oriented listening skills, successful strategies for the IELTS speaking component, topic-based academic vocabulary, remedial grammar linked to exam-based productive skills.