Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
COSTI’s Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) program, assists individuals in achieving their academic or professional goals by helping them to develop the skills necessary to achieve a score of 600 or more on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This course is useful for foreign trained professionals who are planning to re-qualify in their profession in Canada, or for individuals interested in attending secondary school, college, or university. TOEFL is an examination that evaluates the English proficiency of individuals whose native language is not English. Many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. The TOEFL program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards.
Students attending COSTI's TOEFL program, will:
- Master formal English;
- Expand their vocabulary;
- Improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;
- Develop accuracy in correct grammar; and
- Prepare a well-developed 200-300 word essay on a general topic.
Who is Eligible
Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees, and refugee claimants approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Students must be 18 years of age or older, and the equivalent of an ESL level 6 or a LINC level 5 graduate or higher.
Day and evening programs are available. For more information on COSTI's TOEFL program, including start dates and times, please refer to the English Language Training Calendar.
There is a nominal administrative fee charged for the Toronto ESL TOEFL program.
COSTI's Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards.
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Language and Settlement Issues
Feelings of isolation and feeling like you don’t belong
Dealing with conflicting work and family responsibilities while trying to attend English language studies
Accessing outreach programs, programs to help you understand the Canadian culture
Getting in touch with community groups that share your language or culture
Accessing social services
Enrolling your children in school
Finding a job