Test Preparation Course

Fast Facts

  • 20 group + 5 private lessons per week 
  • small group (3-8 students) lessons in the mornings 
  • private lessons in the afternoons 
  • all language skills 
  • general English 
  • private lessons focus on academic English and TOEFL, IELTS etc. preparation and practice 
  • daily homework assignments 
  • regular practice tests 
  • weekly self-study package 


If you are planning to study at an English language university or college, immigrate to Canada or just want worldwide recognition of your English skills, you should prepare for an internally recognized English test.

The course includes ten group lessons of general English plus ten private test preparation lessons each week. While the group lessons build all language skills, the private lessons focus on each skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing) of the specific test. The latter involves skills and strategies for vocabulary building, reading, essay writing, independent and integrated speaking tasks, note-taking and more and are customized to the student’s individual needs. As in all of our courses at English Encounters you also receive a weekly self-study package, which includes additional test-preparation exercises for all skills. All these, plus regular Practice Tests ensure students will have what it takes to achieve a great score in your test! 

Course Content

At English Encounters, we can help you prepare for the following English tests:

• TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; needed to study at college/university)
• General and Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System, needed to study at a college/university or for immigration purposes)
• TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication, Business English)
• CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, needed for immigration purposes)

Group Lessons (10/week)

•based on American Headway textbook series
•6 levels – Beginner, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Semi-Advanced, Advanced
•each level correlates to TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS score ranges
•regular testing (eg. biweekly) and opportunity for promotion
•includes use of coursebook, workbook, access to audio download centre, MultiROM (optional), and online practice materials (optional)
•supplemental materials include frequent handouts for grammar, vocabulary, Canadian culture, business English, and idioms
•all skills including conversation, grammar, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, discussion, debate, role play

Private Lessons (5/week)

•curriculum for private lessons uses a variety of TOEFL materials and can be customized according to student needs •teacher assesses student needs and designs a curriculum which responds to them

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