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PBT TOEFL Exam

FSU administers the ITP (Institutional) TOEFL at the end of every semester. The exam is free to FSU TOEFL class students; $20 to other FSU students; $30 to non-FSU students. No refunds will be given.

Next Exam, Saturday, December13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Call 508-626-1510 for information.

Register and pay at the Student Services Center, 5th floor of the McCarthy Center.

Contact us

Email: esl@framingham.edu
Phone: (508) 626-1510
Fax: (508) 626-3605

To schedule an appointment
with an advisor, call
(508) 626-1510.

To Register for classes
Fax: 508.626.4598
In-person: Student Services Center
Room 515, McCarthy Center

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Core Courses All Levels
Full-time students should register for two core classes and two afternoon Focus classes for 25 hours/week. F-1 International Students must enroll in at least 18 hours of class per week.

Reading/Writing/Grammar (7.5 hours per week)
Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

ESLI 1011 Basic Intensive Reading, Writing, Grammar
For students who need to develop basic vocabulary and reading comprehension skills from short authentic texts in English.  Students also learn and practice language structure and organization for writing paragraphs.  Students who have never studies before should register for a combination of Specialized Tutoring and this class.

ESLI 1012 Intermediate Intensive Reading, Writing, Grammar
For students who need to build on basic Englsih skills by improving vocabualry; identifying and summarizing the main idea and intent of various literary forms; and writing logically constructed essay using 80% correct langauge structure. Prerequisite: Students must be at a Level 3 or have successfully completed ESLI 1011 Basic Intensive Reading, Writing, Grammar.

ESLI 1013 Advanced Intensive Reading, Writing, Grammar
For students who want to expand their comprehension and use of English language vocabulary;complex language structure; academic texts written at a college-level; andwriting various forms of essays suitable for higher education in an American academic environment. Prerequisite: Students must be at a Level 4 or have successfully completed ESLI 1012 Intermediate Intensive Reading, Writing, Grammar.


Listening/Speaking (7.5 hours per week)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ESLI 1001 Basic Intensive Listening and Speaking
For students who want to develop the use and comprehension of basic level vocabulary, pronunciation and language structure of spoken English.  Students who have never studies before should register for a combination of Specialized Tutoring and this class.

ESLI 1002 Intermediate Intensive Listening and Speaking
For students who are ready to expand their understanding and use of language at near native rate of speech; identify main idea and supporting elements of longer presentations of spoken language; learn extended vocabulary and pronunciation skills and correctly use language structure to convey common everyday ideas in conversation and presentations. Prerequisite: Students must be at a Level 3 or have successfully completed ESLI 1001 Basic Intensive Listening and Speaking.

ESLI 1003 Advanced Intensive Listening and Speaking
For students who want to gain proficiency at comprehending complex spoken language; engage with native speakers in unfamiliar contexts; and speak fluently using correct vocabulary as well as correct pronunciation and language structure appropriate for an American academic environment. Prerequisite: Students must be at a Level 4 or have successfully completed ESLI 1002 Intermediate Intensive Listening and Speaking.

Focus Classes M/W/F (6 hours per week) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

ESLI 1020 English for Success in the United States
For beginning level students who want to learn and practice basic English that focuses on high demand language skills in the context of common experiences and conversation skills needed to get settled in and enjoy their American cultural experience as quickly as possible.

ESLI 1040 Improving Vocabulary, Reading, and Discussion Skills
For intermediate level students who desire extended practice and intense study of vocabulary and the important skills of reading and conversation in the context of academic learning and understanding American culture.

ESLI 1064 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Preparation and Strategies
For advanced level students who wish to prepare by developing study skills and practice test-taking skills in addition to acquiring content skills including listening and reading comprehension, speaking, and essay writing to achieve successful results on each section of both the iBt or Institutional TOELF.

Focus Classes T/TH (4 hours per week) Tuesday/Thursday 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

ESLI 1030 Conversation, American Culture and Cinema
For beginning or intermediate level students to engage more deeply with English language as it is in human interactions and presented artistically in films and stories.  Students learn and practice vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and American culture in the context of story-telling, dialogues and films.  this course is not suitable for students who have never studies English before.

ESLI 1064 Preparation Essentials for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
For advanced level students who want to achieve successful results on each section of the iBT and Institutional TOELF exams.  Includes instruction of content for all sections of the TOELF exam - listening and reading comprehension, speaking and essay writing.

ESLI 1050 Communication Skills and Public Speaking
For intermediate and advanced students at a high intermediate level and above who want to learn and gain experience in communication situations such as making presentations, professional interviews and improving their use of pronunciation and language structure.

Intensive Program Tutoring
Students who are enrolled in the Intensive English Program, 15 hours or more per week, are eligible for up to four hours of free, individualized tutoring (per semester) to help with class assignments, or development of certain skills. The tutors are highly-trained instructors, who will ensure the tutoring time is productive and helpful to students.

 

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220