The TOEFL. For learners of English as a foreign language, the word alone is cringe-worthy enough for a shudder. As the standard international test to assess the English abilities of non-native speakers, many students dread the TOEFL and the long hours of relentless study that comes with it. But, with the right tactics, any battle can be won.
That’s where the strategy course for the TOEFL iBT comes into play. Recently organized by the English Language Program at JCMU, this free class will start May 9th and is designed for Japanese university students who wish to score high enough to study abroad. The strategy course will be 10 weeks long and students will meet once a week for a 1.5-hour class taught by Chris Garth, JCMU’s new English Language Program Coordinator. Additionally, American students on the Teaching English in Japan (TEJ) program will have the chance to help Japanese students with the course during their stay at JCMU.
Cross-cultural engagement is one of JCMU’s main goals, and our staff realizes that this arrangement is a two-way street when it comes to language. TEJ students will learn and improve their Japanese during their time at JCMU while serving to benefit local Japanese university students. The staff at JCMU hopes this course will provide both our American and Japanese students with even more opportunities to experience new cultures!