Online and Continuing Education

English Language Test Preparation Courses:  Intermediate Level

  1. Listening and Speaking Test Prep Course
  2. Reading and Writing Test Prep Course
Dates: April 6 - June 5, 2020
Location: Fully Online
Cost: $495 per course
Hours: 54 hours of practice and assignments


English Language Test Preparation courses at Linfield College are not for credit.
Intermediate courses are aimed at IELTS 4.5 - 6.0 or TOEFL 60 - 75

Register Here for
Listening & Speaking Test Prep Course
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Reading & Writing Test Prep Course

Looking for more information? Contact our OCE office: 503-883-2447 ~


Course Highlights:

  • study in your own country at times that are convenient for you
  • weekly due dates for each of 8 weeks
  • final practice test in week 8 or 9
  • practice test taking strategies and language skills
  • online meetings with other students and the instructor, scheduled at your convenience
  • personal written feedback from your instructor
  • instructor email support
  • learn from instructors at an accredited college in the US

- Internet access with a mic and camera (smart phone, tablet, or laptop) required.


Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Course Description 

Prepare to take the listening and speaking sections of an English Placement test like the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Focus on listening to conversations in social and academic contexts, discriminating between test answer choices, learning the structure and directions of both tests, and speaking in response to both written and spoken questions. Online practice will help you prepare.


Verena Sutherland, M.Ed. with a focus on English for Speakers of Other Languages, has been teaching English language learners of all levels for over 15 years and has in this time helped many students achieve higher scores on language tests, such as the IELTS or TOEFL tests. Having been involved with the IELTS test for over 5 years and having taken the IELTS test herself with a score of a Band 9, she knows what it takes to succeed. In addition to fine-tuning students' listening and speaking skills, she also focuses on improving test-taking skills to help students avoid losing unnecessary points and increase confidence

Intermediate Reading and Writing

Course Description  

Prepare to take the reading and writing sections of an English Placement test like Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Focus on building academic vocabulary, identifying views and logic, learning the structure and directions of both tests, writing both short and long answers using complete sentences, writing sentences, paragraphs and short essays, and identifying main ideas and types of details. Digital handouts and online readings will help you prepare.



Kevin Bowlesreceived his master’s in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Portland State University in 2010. He has taught argument and critical discourse, English communication, and Test Prep courses in both the US and Japan.  Currently, he is working with OHSU and Pacific University to develop health communication courses on cultural competency and non-verbal communication. At Linfield College he teaches ELCP (English Language and Culture Program) courses and Writing, Reading and Grammar courses for an Academic context.  Finally, he has 17 years of experience teaching ESOL prep courses for GRE, SAT, TOEFL and ILETS.