IELTS & TOFEL 2021-04-07T07:59:05+00:00

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are standardized tests that measure the language proficiency of non-native speakers who wish to enroll in English-speaking university programs and/or work where English is used as a language of communication. This course focuses on improving your writing in English.

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In this course, you will increase your English language proficiency in writing in preparation for the IELTS and TOEFL exams. In addition, the course focuses on providing you with the skills required to address the different question types particular to both exams.

Your progress will be assessed after you practice with mock exams, and you will receive written feedback on your essays including strategies for improving your writing. Model essays and scoring rubrics will also be provided.

End-of-Course Certificate will be awarded.

This is an interactive course with 5 online (synchronous) meetings of two academic hours each and 4 sessions of self-directed study (asynchronous learning) as well as individual and collaborative work.


By the end of the course, you will:

  • interpret and compare data; describe tables, objects, graphs, and processes using appropriate language and grammar.
  • summarize or explain information in your own words.
  • write your personal opinion on a single topic.
  • state and develop arguments/opinions, agree/disagree, and clearly present them in writing.
  • gain note-taking and listening skills.
  • write a piece that integrates information from several sources.
  • express yourself more fluently in writing using appropriate grammar and vocabulary.

This course is designed for participants who seek to prepare for the writing sections on the IELTS and TOEFL exams and/or improve their writing in general. Instructors of these tests will also find the course useful.

English Language Proficiency (ability to read, discuss, and write fluently in English)
The course will be conducted in English.

Ahava Steinbauer, M.Ed.
Email: ahava.steinbauer@oranim.ac.il


Ahava Steinbauer, M.Ed., with 30 years of teaching and educational leadership experience, shares her love of educating students to become strong, critical thinkers, and passionate learners. Her pathway includes teaching English, History, and Humanities from preschool to 12th grade in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, San Mateo, California, and Chicago, Illinois. She has administrative experience as K-12 Chair of Special Education and Assistant Director in Special Education.

Ahava is a lecturer at the International School at Oranim Academic College of Education teaching a course in Self-Presentation for Oranim’s English for the Workplace Program and teaches writing for the AMIR, TOEFL, IELTS (A.T.I.) Program. She is also a Pedagogical Advisor on a team that supports MASA Israel’s Teaching Fellows (MITF) programs. Ahava holds a B.A. in Elementary Education as well as an M.Ed. in Reading and Learning Disabilities from DePaul University as well as advanced certifications in Building and District Leadership from New York State and a Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College.

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