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The TOEFL Preparation Course

The TOEFL Preparation Course


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures a non-native English speaker's communication ability and is most commonly used by high school, undergraduate and graduate admissions offices. The TOEFL test is accepted by more than 8,500 universities, agencies, and other institutions in over 130 countries, including nearly every top university in the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia.    
 

Who should take the TOEFL?

Students who have received their education in non-English speaking countries are often required to demonstrate an acceptable level of English proficiency on the TOEFL in order to be considered for admission to colleges and universities.

Why Kaplan?

  • "Free retake - Higher Test Scores Guaranteed" policy applies! Provided that you attend all TOEFL classes, complete all TOEFL assignments and TOEFL tests within the duration of the course, if for any reasons, you are not satisfied with your TOEFL scores, you can retake the course for free! (Term and Condition apply.)
  • Over 70 years of teaching test preparation experience, helping more than 3 million individuals globally achieve their educational and career goals through programs
  • One swap-class arrangement
  • The Leader in TOEFL iBT Preparation - Kaplan can help you succeed beyond learning English. Our world-famous TOEFL iBT course with real test experience provides you with insights and strategies to achieve the necessary scores to attend the best colleges and universities.
  • Fully-licensed training centre at convenient location at Causeway Bay 
  • Excellent Curriculum - Our world-class materials and proven approach will enable you to achieve your general or academic English objective.
  • Experienced Native English Speaking Teachers provide special attention to develop key verbal skills, such as, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  • Personalized Online Account (OAA) - Access drills, practice tests and online simulations anytime and anywhere. With OAA, students can experience a simulated internet-based test environment to prepare them well for the real examination. 
  Full course-2 modules
(Speaking & LIStening
and reading & writing)
HALF course - 1 Module
(speaking & listening
or reading & writing)
Module
  • 28 hours of class sessions
  • 1 Placement test
  • 1 Diagnostic test
  • Online Asset Account (OAA)
  • Exclusive Kaplan course materials
  • 14 hours of class sessions
  • 1 placement test or 1 Diagnostic test
  • Online Asset Account (OAA)
  • Exclusive Kaplan course materials
Medium of Instruction English English
Fees HK$8,299 HK$5,799

Course Structure

Speaking and Listening Module:

Reading and Writing Module:

Venue

       Room 301-305 and 308, 3/F E-Tech Centre,
 Nos 402-406 Hennessy Road,
 Wanchai, Hong Kong
 (Causeway Bay MTR Exit A)

The above information is intended as a general summary. Please refer to the brochure for exact terms and conditions and details.


Student Resources

  • Receive exclusive course materials 
    • Course book and Answer Key of TOEFL Strategies and TOEFL Practice Drills
    • 12 Practice Drills CDs: Cycle A-H and Test 1-4
  • 1 Placement test and/or 1 Diagnostic test
  • Online Asset Account with 8 progress tests, TOEFL Strategies Audio (Cycle A-H),TOEFL Practice Drills Audio (Cycle A-H). There will be more practice materials to complete as well as mock exams to practice with.
 

Student Services

  • Study Materials including a personal on-line account are given to students where they will be able to access even more study materials and watch tutorial video. 
  • Experience the real test and get immediate scores and feedback. Four complete practice tests are available on the TOEFL Practice Online website and can be taken in timed mode to simulate the test setting.
 

Are you having a busy schedule and cannot find a suitable timeslot
for your TOEFL prep?
Join our 1-on-1 private tutoring & small group classes.
Contact us for more details!


The above information is intended as a general summary. Please refer to the brochure for exact terms and conditions and details.


Just as Kaplan values our students and services, we also value our teachers. We recruit the most outstanding teachers in town who strive to deliver quality services to students.
Our teachers have graduated from renowned universities or colleges and possess extensive experience in the education field. They are passionate about teaching, and most of them have more than 10 years of experience in teaching test prep courses. We aim to improve your scores AND guide you on the right track to success!


Ms. Andrea Shaw
B.A.

Andrea graduated from Cornell University. She comes to Kaplan HK from Kaplan US, where she also helped students to achieve their target test scores. She has experience teaching university and high school students in the US and China. Test prep, as well as oral and written English are her specialty subjects. Currently, she leads SAT, TOEFL and IELTS courses.


Mr. S. Paul Lim
B. Sc., M.B.A., TBE, TESOL

Paul graduated with distinction from Harvey Mudd College, a prestigious liberal arts college and a top engineering school in California. He also has an M.B.A. from the National University of Singapore. Paul has many years of working experience in the IT industry and has authored two books -- on corporate governance and effective learning strategies for mastering vocabulary, respectively. Paul's sense of humor and active engagement approach in class have earned him the respect and praises from students in his IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, and GMAT courses.


Mr. Paul Desjardins
B.A., MLIS, TESOL

Paul grew up in California and also studied there. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree at the University of California – Berkeley. Paul's professional experience includes employment at technology companies in Silicon Valley as well as the financial industry at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Paul has taught technical courses and written and edited technical papers. He teaches several courses at Kaplan including TOEFL, IELTS, SSAT and Successful Writing.


Ms Marie Li
BSc

Since 2006, Marie has been teaching various English courses in Hong Kong and abroad. She leads classroom seminars, workshops and lectures for academic research and writing at the university and secondary school levels. Marie also helps students to prepare for various public examinations including IELTS, TOEFL and SAT. She is a dedicated teacher well received by students for her warm personality.


Ms. Linda Suen
B.A., M.B.A., CELTA

Linda grew up in the Washington D.C. area and obtained her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She also holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a CELTA from Cambridge. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, she has helped over 10,000 students in Greater China, USA, Japan and Germany. Linda has taught test preparation since 2005, specializing in IELTS, TOEFL, SSAT and SAT preparation. Her students have gone on to prestigious universities such as CUHK School of Medicine, Brown University and University of California Berkeley.


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I got 105 in the real TOEFL test and successfully applied for the exchange program of UPENN. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude towards the trainer.

- A student who has joined Kaplan TOEFL private tutoring in 2014



  • Plan to take the TOEFL test two to three months before your earliest application deadline so your scores arrive at your institutions in time. Find application deadlines by checking the institution's website.
  • Practice your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills as much as possible will help you feel prepared and confident on test day. We offer resources to make it easier.

Important Figures- What's a Good Score?

TOEFL IBT 2009
Group Mean Score
Undergraduate 78
Postgraduate 84
General 79

The new TOEFL iBT tests integrated skills, and provides more accurate information than ever before regarding a test taker's ability to communicate in English in an academic setting. Internet-based testing captures speaking and writing responses, and transmits them to human raters for evaluation and scoring. Score reports include each skill section's score and a total score (the sum of the scores of all 4 sections of the exam ranging between 0 and 120).

Section Length Question Types

Reading

60-100 Minutes

36-70 Multiple-Choice / Drag and drop

Listening

60-90 Minutes

34-51 Multiple-Choice

Speaking

20 Minutes

2 based on topics of general interest/personal experience
2 based on synthesis of a reading and a listening passage
2 based on a listening passage or conversation

Writing

50 Minutes

1 based on topics of general interest/personal experience
1 based on synthesis of a reading and a listening passage

To register, please contact the Official Examination Body: www.toefl.org


The test fee varies by country and in Hong Kong it is US$180, which can be paid with a credit card or a PayPal account.


Kaplan's Free Retake Policy

"Free retake - Higher Test Scores Guaranteed" policy applies! Provided that you attend all TOEFL classes, complete all TOEFL assignments within the duration of the course; if for any reasons, you are not satisfied with your TOEFL scores, you may retake the course for free within 6 months!

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All information provided above is provided for information purposes only. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information at time of publication, Kaplan does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for its accuracy and any future changes set forth by the official examination body. In the event of discrepancy, the official information from the official examination body shall prevail. Please refer to the website of the official examination body.

 

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