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Classes to prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language

The English Language Institute offers a few options for students who wish to improve their score on the TOEFL exam. In each 8-week day session, a TOEFL preparation course for students at the high-intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency is offered. This day class helps students prepare for both the Paper Based Test (PBT) and the Internet Based Test (IBT). Students are tested at orientation for placement into this class. For more information, please contact the ELI at eli@ndm.edu.

Depending on student interest and ability each session, we will run either a TOEFL Preparation for more advanced levels or an Intro to TOEFL course section for students at the lower intermediate levels of English.

The ELI is also a testing site for the Institutional TOEFL exam. This official, ETS Institutional TOEFL exam is offered five times a year on Saturdays. Dates and information are included in this TOEFL registration form. Notre Dame’s Institutional TOEFL exam is a Paper Based Test. The test consists of three sections including: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension. No essay is given, and no head phones are used. Whenever possible, the test is administered in the Language Lab.

This Institutional TOEFL exam is used to evaluate your English proficiency, and some area colleges and universities will accept this score for admissions purposes. You are advised to call the school you wish to attend in advance of taking the exam to find out if they will accept the paper based test score from Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Institutional TOEFL exam. If not, you are advised to take the Internet Based Test.