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Pitt Textbook Series

iBT TOEFL Preparation Course

This course is designed to prepare students for the iBT TOEFL (Internet-Based TOEFL) by focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students will be helped to understand the components of the test, what to expect in regard to the computer procedures, and how to prepare for the test. The instructor will introduce each section of the test and assist with problem areas. Some of the class meetings will be held in a computer lab.

Students must be intermediate to advanced speakers of English (equivalent to ELI levels 5 or 6) in order to register for the class.

Required Textbook: Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Test by D. Phillips (paperback, with MyEnglishLab and online access to MP3 files and answer key), Longman, Third Edition 2014, ISBN: 9780133248128). The textbook is available from The University Store on Fifth. During the course, the text will be used for study of TOEFL test sections, for information on how to prepare for the test, and for practicing the different skill areas tested by the TOEFL. This book can also be used for self-study.

Dates (Summer 2017, university term 2177):

  • June 7 - July 19 (no classes July 5)
  • This course is usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer term.

Class days/times: Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (one hour break between modules)

  • Module 1 (Listening and Speaking): 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Module 2 (Reading and Writing): 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Taking both modules satisfies 24 hours of academic study requirement for International Au Pairs.

Cost (not including text book or any materials):

  • $200 per module for non-ELI students
  • $165 per module for ELI students who have already registered for another course in the ELI's Intensive English Program

Registration deadline: June 6

Registration procedure:

  • Please register in person or by mail.
  • Payment is accepted by cash (in person) or by check, no credit cards.
  • Make check payable to "University of Pittsburgh" .
  • Return completed registration form and payment to:

    University of Pittsburgh
    English Language Institute
    Attn: Admissions Officer, Short Courses
    Parkvale Building, Room M13
    200 Meyran Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

If you have questions about the TOEFL Preparation courses described above, please contact:

ELI Admissions Officer

For information on taking the TOEFL at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact:
Computer Based Testing Center, Room G35 Cathedral of Learning
412-624-9103. Test times are arranged by appointment.

You can register online for the TOEFL at the TOEFL website:

Revised 4/29/17