Welcome! We are delighted to announce that our TOEFL Listening Series is live!
You can find our TOEFL Listening Lesson Series in our lesson library. These lessons are designed to be teacher-led. That is, they are designed for you to teach them in a live setting to your students.
In addition, our lessons each come with an adjoining set of Teacher Notes. These Teacher Notes coach you on how to teach each slide in our lessons. Perfect if you are new to coaching TOEFL candidates!
To celebrate our latest release, we held a teacher-training webinar to introduce the main concepts you need to know about the Listening Section of the TOEFL test:
TOEFL Listening – an Introduction by James from Off2Class
TOEFL Listening Lesson Series
The following is a summary of each lesson that you’ll find in our new TOEFL Listening series!
We provide you with an overview of the structure of the Listening section. The lesson pays particular attention to the importance of taking notes and provides some exercises for your students to practice this skill. To finish the lesson, we provide an overview of the different question types and listening passages that they’ll see on the test.
This lesson focuses on the different organizational styles used in listening passages. We provide your students with a framework for recognizing different organizational styles by looking for key words. We pay special attention to distractors and how they are used in TOEFL listening passages.
This lesson focuses on the Main Idea Question type. We pay specific attention to building strategies to locate the main idea in a listening passage and how distractors play a role.
This lesson focuses on the Detail Question type. The Detail Question type asks students for important facts that support the main idea in a text. Note-taking is especially important for this question type!
In this lesson, we focus on the Purpose Question type. Purpose Questions are found in conversation passages about non-academic issues. The student needs to identify the purpose of the passage. Sometimes it is explicitly stated and other times the student must infer it.
In this lesson, we examine the Inference Question type. We provide several exercises where students identify whether statements based on a passage are True, False or Inferred.
Here we explore the Function Question type where a student identifies the function of a given piece of language (e.g. verification, correction, agreement etc…).
In this lesson, we examine the Attitude Question type which asks the student to identify a speaker’s point of view, opinion or attitude. We provide a framework for differentiating between facts and opinions in a passage.
Here we explore the Organization Question type where a student identifies the organization structure of information that is presented. These questions usually appear in the context of academic lectures. The student must pay particular focus to linking and transition words which can help identify the organization style.
Connecting Content Questions require the student to complete a table which shows relationships between information in a lecture or conversation. We provide strategies for these classification focused questions.
All lessons in this category have sound recordings, so make sure you and your student are set up accordingly with headphones!