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TOEFL and Academic English

Teacher: Alisha Verly (Ottawa)

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TOEFL and Academic English

(TOEFL et Anglais académique)

Course description:

In this course, you will become familiar with the format of the TOEFL, learn strategies to improve your score in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing sections. You will also learn essential academic skills such as essay writing and developing an academic vocabulary.

Vous pourrez vous familiariser avec le format du TOEFL , apprendre des stratégies pour améliorer votre score à l'écoute , parler, lire , écrire et sections .Vous pourrez également acquérir des compétences académiques essentielles telles que l'écriture d'essais et de développer un vocabulaire académi

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Each class is tailored to your specific strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that your skills improve quickly, so you are able to see results when you take your next exam.

Places where you can take this course:

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Library: Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Ottawa K1P 5M2
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Library: Ottawa Public Library - Cumberland Branch
1599 Tenth Line Road, Orléans, ON K1E 3E8
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Prices per class, per student, in CAD $.

10 Classes35.0025.0020.00
1 Class45.0035.0030.00
Trial class33.7526.2522.50

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* All classes have a duration of 60 minutes
* An administration fee (CAD $50.00 per student) is added for 10 classes

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Alisha Verly

City / Country of origin: Boston, USA

Mother language: English


My name is Alisha, and I have worked as an ESL educator for over 5 years. I specialize in academic English and TOEFL test preparation. I have worked in the US and abroad as an English for Academic Purposes instructor. If you would like to improve your speaking, writing, listening, and reading comprehension, I provide activities, feedback, and guidance to help you achieve your academic goals in English!


M.Ed in Teaching English as a Second Language- Framingham State University 2013
TEFL Certificate- Kaplan International Colleges- 2013
B.S Psychology- Worcester State College 2010


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Laureate English Program- Stamford University Bangkok, Thailand

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Learn English: TOEFL and Academic English

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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