FOUR SKILLS COURSE

Four Skills Foundation Course

Our Four Skills course gives an introduction to major English proficiency tests and prepares students for all-English higher education. The four-term course covers TEAP, IELTS and TOEFL over the first three terms. The last term focuses on essential academic skills such as giving effective presentations and note-taking. This course is led by both a native English-speaking instructor and a Japanese instructor who is fluent in English. Each session meets for three hours. After completion of this course, students have the option of enrolling in advanced courses specialized in IELTS, TOEFL or SAT.

 

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is the most widely accepted test used by academic institutions around the world. It assesses whether students are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study. Our IELTS program follows a four-term yearly schedule with each session meeting for three hours led a native instructor.

 

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, is the most commonly used test in North American colleges. The TOEFL assesses a student’s ability to communicate in English. This test is less about pure English grammar and vocabulary and more about one’s ability to use English in academic settings. Our TOEFL program follows a four-term yearly schedule with each session meeting for three hours led by a native instructor.