Preparation TOEFL

Practical information

  • Teacher:          Suzana Zink
  • Level:               B2-C1
  • Classroom:     D62
  • Address:         Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:               Wednesday 6pm - 7:45pm
  • Dates:              From February 21 to April 11, 2018                    
  • Price:               Student/doctoral students UniNE : CHF 126.-
                             Staff and Alumni UniNE : CHF 168.-
                             Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 168.-
                             Staff other institutions : CHF 182.-


This course is aimed at students who need a TOEFL qualification to continue their studies in an English-speaking country. The TOEFL examination is accepted by a large number of institutions in a variety of countries including the United States, Canada and Australia. Further information about the test can be found on the website :

There are no special entry requirements. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is around B1.
If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Enseignement.”

The course will allow students :

  • to familiarize themselves with the format of the TOEFL iBT® test (administered via the Internet).
  • to understand, analyse, summarize academic texts (lectures, essays), as well as infer facts and understand the writer’s position.
  • to analyse the information contained in university-level talks, lectures and presentations, as well as campus conversations.
  • when speaking in an academic situation: to describe a personal experience or express a point of view; to participate actively in academic or casual discussions with teachers or other students; to synthesize and summarize written information.
  • when writing in an academic setting: to synthesize and summarize important information; to express and defend a point of view.

Flexi-course: the course is divided into 45-minute lessons taught over thirteen weeks. The students are required to do 10 hours of self-study at the Espace Multimédia d’Auto-apprentissage (E.M.A.).

To obtain a course certificate, students should :

  1. attend classes regularly (at least 80%);
  2. get at least 40 points in the reading and listening section of the TOEFL test;
  3. hand in an oral file and one text.

Please make sure you get a copy of the coursebook before the start of classes.
To order, please use the ISBN number below.

Achieve Toefl iBT (Marshall Cavendish Education 2009)
ISBN 978-0-462-00447-1

The coursebook can be purchased online from https://www.lelivre.ch/ ou http://www.books.ch


Enrolment will be open from 3 to 21 September 2018.

English tutorial Spring semester

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week:


Monday: 12am to 1pm

Tuesday : 6 to 7pm

Wednesday : 12am to 2 pm