Prepare for the TOEIC and Understand Your Language Proficiency
The Test of English for International Communications (TOEIC) assesses English language proficiency of non-native English speakers and is designed to measure language proficiency in an international workplace. TOEIC is a standardized test designed and administered by Education Testing Service (ETS), the same organization that administers the TOEFL. The TOEIC is different than the TOEFL, which measures language proficiency for academic study.
The TOEIC test is more appropriate than the TOEFL for English Now!’s many adult students who have already completed their academic studies. The TOEIC is well-known around the world, particularly in Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Middle East. ETS indicates that TOEIC test scores are used by nearly 14,000 companies, government agencies, and English language learning programs in 150 countries, and that more than seven million TOEIC tests are administered per year.
For more information about the TOEIC, to help you think about whether this test is right for you, please see and download the document: TOEIC Overview & Understanding the Test.
English Now! TOEIC Test Administration
English Now! is the Washington, DC area’s only TOEIC Speaking & Writing test center! In addition, we can administer the TOEIC Listening & Reading “institutional test.” Ask us for more information about how to register for TOEIC tests, as well as about the difference between “public” and “institutional” tests.
TOEIC Information Sessions
We hold free TOEIC information sessions twice a month (except during the summers), to provide students more information about the test. Please email us or call us for information about the next TOEIC information session.
Finally, English Now! offers TOEIC preparation programs. These courses are designed for English learners at an intermediate to advanced level that are preparing for the TOEIC Speaking & Writing and/or TOEIC Listening & Reading tests.
The objectives for the course are to:
- Discuss and learn test taking tactics
- Use exercises from multiple TOEIC prep textbooks, to enhance skills
- Work on clarity in oral communication and pronunciation, to prepare for the speaking test
- Practice comprehension with pre-recorded statements, questions, and conversations, to prepare for the listening test
- Learn how to extract information from emails, memos and advertisements, to prepare for the speaking and writing tests
- Sharpen writing skills by writing essays and responding to emails
- Practice reading skills-including skimming and scanning-to prepare for the reading test
- Discuss raters’ expectations for the exams
- Complete practice tests and discuss results
Suggested Schedule for TOEIC Preparation
- Format: We recommend that most students enroll in private lessons for TOEIC preparation. At certain times of the year, we may be able to identify another student at a similar level, to form a semi-private lesson of two or three students.
- Dates for Private and Semi-Private Lessons: At the convenience of the student. We generally suggest two sessions per week for 90 minutes, but more intensive lessons can be arranged, and some students may wish to enroll in another English Now! group class – and do a once-weekly TOEIC preparation session as well.
- Preparation Outside of Class: Students should plan significant time outside of their scheduled classes, completing homework and practice tests.
- Tuition: Varies depending on course format. Tuition for private lessons is $40 per hour. Tuition for semi-private lessons is $28 per hour.
- Registration Fee and Textbooks: One-time registration fee (for new students only) is $40. Textbook cost depends on which TOEIC test you are completing and ranges from $30 to $80.
Additional Information & To Enroll
We have prepared a downloadable document that addresses Frequently Asked Questions about TOEIC. If you have questions, or to learn more on how to enroll in an English Now! TOEIC Preparation program, please visit us at the school, or to enroll click here.