TOEFL Jr & Debate Class

We are glad to offer Junior TOEFL Class. This class is designed to help students obtain TOEFL score and help them get familiarized with grammar, reading, writing in the academic context. The course will have a variety of elements such as debate  so that students can stay engaged in class while acquiring all the necessary skills to achieve a higher score in TOEFL.

  GEA Junior TOEFL Class with Debate 

We are glad to offer Junior TOEFL Class. This class is designed to help students obtain TOEFL score and help them get familiarized with grammar, reading, writing in the academic context. The course will have a variety of elements such as debate  so that students can stay engaged in class while acquiring all the necessary skills to achieve a higher score in TOEFL.

Why is TOEFL necessary?

TOEFL is considered the primary test to assess international students’ capability to be able to participate in the class in English.  The minimum score required for US universities is 80, and a majority of the elite Korean middle and high schools require TOEFL scores. Besides, TOEFL score is a first step to go further in higher tests such as SSAT and SAT.

Kick-off date

November 25th, 2019

Target students

Fourth to six graders (will be placed according to their levels)

Class schedule

Intermediate: Mon/ Wed / Fri  4:30-6:30 p.m
Advanced: Tues/Thurs 4:30-6:30 p.m.

[Intermediate Class]

Mon(A foreign teacher)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Listening

5:30-6:30 Debate (TOEFL Speaking)

Wedn (A professional Korean teacher with TOEFL experience)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Reading

5:30-6:30 TOEFL Grammar


Fri (A foreign teacher)

4:30-5:30 Reading (Novels with different genres)
5:30-6:30 TOEFL Writing

[Advanced Class]

Tues (A professional Korean teacher with TOEFL experience)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Reading
5:30-6:30 TOEFL Grammar

Thurs (A professional Korean teacher with TOEFL experience)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Speaking with debate
5:30-6:30 TOEFL Listening


Benefits of this class

  1. Students will be able to learn TOEFL four sections (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) and be prepared to take the test. They will also stay engaged as we teach interesting subjects such as debate , we will incorporate TOEFL elements into those subjects.
  2. Students will be able to apply grammar, reading, and vocabulary in a more academic context, which is necessary for higher education.
  3. A foreign teacher and a professional Korean teacher with ample experiences in TOEFL  will teach each section.
  4. Having an official score will give students concrete ideas about their English level proficiency and help discern strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Additional academic counseling will be provided for all the students. Parents will receive progress reports on a monthly basis. Every month, we will conduct a test to assess students’ progress. 
  6. We have customized TOEFL classes to students’ level by adding debate and science class. In debate and science class, we will deal with TOEFL topics so that students can also comprehend the context of knowledge.
  7. A vocabulary quiz will be conducted for each session. (Everyday)
  8. One essay per week, and the teacher will revise it and give it back to the students.
  9. Students will take an official Junior TOEFL test after reviewing their performance with internal assessment.

     10.   Students will learn Cornell Note Taking strategy and apply it in class.

Placement test

Placement test is necessary to assess students’ level. (The test takes thirty minutes), you need to call to reserve a placement test.

Call for consultation

GEA: 02. 511.9864/ Person in charge: Sara, Vice Principal of afterschool programs/  E-mail: sarateachergea@gmail.com

Sara Yoon, Vice Principal of Afterschool programs at Gangnam English Academy.

Education) M.A in applied linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University
                  M.A in American Civilization at the University of Orleans, France
                  B.A. in English Literature at the University of Orleans, France

  • A former College admission consultant at Eduasia and handled more than 100 College essay applications (2014-2019)
  • A former Vice Principal of SAT, SSAT, TOEFL, AP and IB programs at Eduasia
  • More than 10 years of experience in managing and counseling students from kindergarten to twelfth graders.

Why is TOEFL necessary?

TOEFL is considered the primary test to assess international students’ capability to be able to participate in the class in English.  The minimum score required for US universities is 80, and a majority of the elite Korean middle and high schools require TOEFL scores. Besides, TOEFL score is a first step to go further in higher tests such as SSAT and SAT.

Kick-off date

November 25th, 2019

Target students

Fourth to six graders (will be placed according to their levels)

Class schedule

Mon/ Wed / Fri  4:30-6:30 p.m

Mon(Foreign teacher)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Listening

5:30-6:30 Debate (TOEFL Speaking) combined with Writing 

Wedn (A professional Korean teacher with TOEFL experience)

4:30-5:30 TOEFL Reading

5:30-6:30 TOEFL Grammar


Fri (Foreign teacher)

4:30-5:30 Reading (Different types of genres: Literature/Social Studies/ Nonfiction /Articles)
5:30-6:30 TOEFL Writing

Benefits of this class

  1. Students will be able to learn TOEFL four sections (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) and be prepared to take the test. They will also stay engaged as we teach interesting subjects such as debate and science, we will incorporate TOEFL elements into those subjects.
  2. Students will be able to apply grammar, reading, and vocabulary in a more academic context, which is necessary for higher education.
  3. A foreign teacher and a professional l Korean teacher will teach each section.
  4. Having an official score will give students concrete ideas about their English level proficiency and help discern strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Additional academic counseling will be provided for all the students. Parents will receive progress reports on a monthly basis. Every month, we will conduct a test to assess students’ progress. 
  6. We have customized TOEFL classes to students’ level by adding debate and science class. In debate and science class, we will deal with TOEFL topics so that students can also comprehend the context of knowledge.
  7. A vocabulary quiz will be conducted for each session. (Everyday)
  8. One essay per week, and it will be revised by the teacher,
  9. Students will take an official TOEFL test after taking three month class.

     10.   Students will learn Cornell Note Taking strategy and apply it in class.

Placement test

Placement test is necessary to assess students’ level. (The test takes thirty minutes), you need to call to reserve a placement test.

Call for consultation

GEA: 02. 511.9864/ Person in charge: Sara, Vice Principal of afterschool programs/  E-mail: sarateachergea@gmail.com\

Sara Yoon, Vice Principal of Afterschool programs at Gangnam English Academy.

Education) M.A in applied linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University
                  M.A in American Civilization at the University of Orleans, France
                  B.A. in English Literature at the University of Orleans, France

  • A former College admission consultant at Eduasia and handled more than 100 College essay applications (2014-2019)
  • A former Vice Principal of SAT, SSAT, TOEFL, AP and IB programs at Eduasia
  • More than 10 years of experience in managing and counseling students from kindergarten to twelfth graders.