Preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet Based Test (TOEFL IBT)

You are often required to have passed this test to study in academic contexts where English is the main language (exchange programmes, Master courses, and so on).

You obtain a number of points, which need to match the points required by your chosen institution.

Learning outcomes

  • Interact and defend one's point of view in various personal and academic contexts
  • Understand extended speech on various subjects provided the language is standard
  • Read extended texts in an academic context
  • Summarise information from different sources and media
  • Write a structured, extended, formal or argumentative text
  • Deal with basic intercultural differences
  • Develop independent learning strategies, especially those relevant to exams

attention.jpgThis test shows your current level of English. The certificate you obtain has a limited validity (2 years).

New: To allow students to sit the examination in December, te Centre de langues is offering a semi-intensive course in the Autumn semester (see below).

Practical information

Pre-registration dates and deadlines   All information
Required level from B2 Level descriptor
Structure of the module
(per week)
> Group 2 periods
  > Multimedia centre (EMA)* 1 period
Timetable Fixed according to the availability of the participants All information
Fees Centre de langues courses are only for members of the UNIL community (with a few exceptions) All information

*When indicated, the multimedia space for independent learning (EMA) is an integrated part of the course. It can be “online inscription” or “free access” (details)

attention.jpgYou need to pay to take this examination and to sign up yourself (external examination with no connection to the Cdl)

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