TOEFL Preparation Programs & Classes

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Preparation classes are designed for students who need to prepare to take the TOEFL test or want to improve their scores. These classes focus on test-taking strategies and four of the basic academic skills required to improve test scores: note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. Students practice each test section (i.e. reading, listening, speaking, and writing) in class and on the computer.  In addition, students will learn how the test is scored and strategies for improving scores. By the end of the course, students are very familiar with the anatomy of the test, the tasks required, and strategies for success. These classes are available for students with a high intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency.



Intensive TOEFL Preparation: This is a small class of 4 to 12 students that meets 15 hours per week Monday - Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  You may register for 1 to 8 weeks.  New students start on Mondays when class is open. 



Part-time TOEFL Preparation: This is a small class of 3 to 8 students that meets for 10 weeks on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Session dates for part-time TOEFL Preparation course only:

  • Winter: January 15, 2019 - March 23, 2019
  • Spring: April 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019
  • Summer: June 18, 2019 - August 27, 2019
  • Fall: September 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019



 Private TOEFL Preparation lessons are tailored to meet the needs of individual students. Private lessons benefit students who are looking to improve very specific skills or test areas.  Private lessons at the institute are $70 per hour for a minimum of 20 hours of lessons. Students interested in private lessons should register 3 weeks before their first private lesson. 


The Boston Language Institute has over a 35-year commitment to client service and program excellence. Please contact Darlene Madera, Associate Director, English Language Programs, at 617-262-3500 x228 or for a helpful discussion of your needs.


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