SYLLABUS

SYLLABUS

INTRODUCTION
Terra Nova is the only specialized TOEFL preparation center in Chișinău, Moldova. It offers only one course, TOEFL Preparation. The course is designed for upper-intermediate and advanced English students. The course objectives may vary according to the needs of the students, but generally focus on each of the TOEFL iBT areas (grammar, style, vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, note-taking, and writing) and test-taking skills and strategies necessary for success on the actual TOEFL iBT. The course is taught in small groups of 9-11 students.

Prior to enrollment, all our prospective students must pass an English proficiency evaluation test consisting of a short written grammar and vocabulary exercise and an oral interview. If the level of a prospective student is lower than that required for taking the course, the student is given recommendations on how to improve the general level of his/her English or a particular language skill.

Please consider the fact that the enrollment in our school is very competitive and you may wish to apply and to take the evaluation test at least several months in advance. All our students are enrolled on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis, taking into account the level of their proficiency in English (determined by the English proficiency evaluation test) as well as such important admission criteria as academic and personal achievements, duties and responsibilities, interpersonal skills, extracurricular activities, travel experiences, and interests, among others. Please note that no single factor, attribute, or characteristic is used to determine admission. The testing of our new students is carried out every Saturday. Our prospective students can also take the evaluation test by appointment. There is no testing when official public holidays are observed in the Republic of Moldova and in the United States.

Our evaluation test and our recommendations are FREE OF CHARGE. Use this unique opportunity to evaluate your English and to learn about ways to improve it.

OBJECTIVES
Our TOEFL Preparation course will help you achieve your target score on the TOEFL iBT by providing comprehensive test preparation assistance. What makes this course unique is that the study program is tailored to the needs of Moldovan students. The course is tought by a certified TOEFL instructor with English as a Second Language training, significant American experience, and many years of classroom work with bilingual students. The TOEFL instructor will answer your questions, suggest test-taking strategies, and provide you with guidance throughout the entire TOEFL iBT preparation process. The course is designed to help the students understand academic English better, perfect their grammar- and style-related accuracy, enrich their TOEFL iBT vocabulary, polish up their listening and speaking skills, improve their reading speed and comprehension, develop their TOEFL iBT essay writing skills, learn test-taking skills and strategies, and increase their knowledge of the United States. The students can suggest alterations to the curriculum approved by Terra Nova and evaluate the process of teaching through the midterm and final evaluations of the course.

DURATION
The duration of our TOEFL Preparation course is 3.5 months (15 weeks), which is an optimal period of time for thorough TOEFL iBT preparation. However, as our academic year is divided into 2 sessions, some of our students choose to take both semesters since some teaching materials used in the fall semester are different from those used in the spring semester. In both semesters, we use a variety of authentic TOEFL test preparation materials created by ETS, including free sample questions, practice tests, interactive skill-building programs, and detailed tips and information for understanding more about the test. However, while the TOEFL iBT component of the syllabus taught in the fall semester includes practice tests from the latest edition of Cambridge TOEFL iBT Preparation Guide, published by Cambridge University Press, our TOEFL iBT preparation materials used in the spring semester include practice tests from the latest edition of Barron's TOEFL iBT Preparation Guide and other materials developed by Barron's Educational Series.

2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
FALL SEMESTER: September 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017 (3.5 months / 15 weeks / 90 hours)
SPRING SEMESTER: January 30, 2017 - May 14, 2017 (3.5 months / 15 weeks / 90 hours)


SCHEDULE
Our TOEFL Preparation course is taught either 3 times per week - on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - or 2 times per week - on Tuesdays and Thursdays or Saturdays and Sundays. The duration of the class is either 2 hours (if there are 3 meetings per week) and 3 hours (if there are 2 meetings per week). The break is optional.

We are offering 8 sections (groups) in the fall semester (TOEFL 1 meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 2 meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 3 meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 4 meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 5 meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 6 meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 7 meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sat.Sun.; and TOEFL 8 meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sat.Sun.). The fall semester starts on September 19, 2016 (for TOEFL 1, 2, and 3), September 20, 2016 (for TOEFL 4, 5, and 6), and September 24, 2016 (for TOEFL 7 and 8). It ends on December 29, 2016 (for TOEFL 4, 5, and 6), December 30, 2016 (for TOEFL 1, 2, and 3), and January 1, 2017 (for TOEFL 7 and 8).

We are offering 8 sections (groups) in the spring semester (TOEFL 1 meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 2 meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 3 meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on M.W.F.; TOEFL 4 meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 5 meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 6 meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Tu.Th.; TOEFL 7 meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sat.Sun.; and TOEFL 8 meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sat.Sun.). The spring semester starts on January 30, 2017 (for TOEFL 1, 2, and 3), January 31, 2017 (for TOEFL 4, 5, and 6), and February 4, 2017 (for TOEFL 7 and 8). It ends on May 11, 2017 (for TOEFL 4, 5, and 6), May 12, 2017 (for TOEFL 1, 2, and 3), and May 14, 2017 (for TOEFL 7 and 8).

We do our best to provide fixed section times, and we make every effort to keep all offered section times open, but since we cannot predict how students will enroll in sections, we sometimes have to open sections due to high enrollment or close class section times due to low enrollment. To prepare yourself against the latter possibility, we suggest that you keep in mind several section times in case a section that you would like to enroll in closes.

PREREQUISITE
Enrollment in our TOEFL Preparation course is limited to students who already have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 65 or an equivalent level of academic English (upper-intermediate to advanced). Prior to enrollment, all our prospective students must pass an evaluation test consisting of a short written grammar exercise and an oral interview, which is offered free of charge and obligation. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the TOEFL instructor.

EVALUATION METHODS
Home assignments, cumulative review exercises, and sample TOEFL iBT questions will be the sources of regular course progress evaluation. The TOEFL instructor carries out the testing of all new students at the beginning of the course, gives the final test at the end of the term, and administers 3 TOEFL iBT simulations during the last two months of the semester to evaluate the overall progress of the students.

COURSE MATERIALS
In the fall semester, the course textbooks are (1) TOEFL iBT (based on ETS and Cambridge TOEFL iBT preparation materials and materials developed by the TOEFL instructor) and (2) Grammar, Style, and Vocabulary Review (written by the TOEFL instructor).

In the spring semester, the course textbooks are (1) TOEFL iBT (based on ETS and Barron's TOEFL iBT preparation materials and materials developed by the TOEFL instructor) and (2) Grammar, Style, and Vocabulary Review (written by the TOEFL instructor).

The following books, among others, have been used by the TOEFL instructor to prepare the books and handouts for the students.

Barron's TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM and MP3 Audio CDs TITLE: Barron's TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM and MP3 Audio CDs
AUTHOR: Pamela J. Sharpe
PUBLISHER: Barron's Educational Series; 15th edition (April 1, 2016)
CONTENTS: Written by the experienced ESL professor and author Pamela Sharpe, Ph.D., this manual includes seven full-length model TOEFL iBT tests with explanations or examples for all questions, including sample essays and speaking responses. In addition, test-takers get a general orientation to the TOEFL iBT, a review of required academic skills, and a language skills review that covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing in academic English. The CD-ROM has computerized versions of all seven full-length TOEFL model tests included in the manual plus an extra TOEFL iBT model test. All eight model tests simulate actual test conditions, provide automatic scoring, and allow you to record and play back your responses to prompts in the speaking section. The MP3 audio CDs present audio prompts for all Listening, Speaking, and Writing sections of all TOEFL model tests and additional quizzes and activities throughout the TOEFL manual. 800 pages.
 
Barron's Writing for the TOEFL iBT TITLE: Barron's Writing for the TOEFL iBT
AUTHOR: Lin Lougheed
PUBLISHER: Barron's Educational Series; 5th edition (October 1, 2014)
CONTENTS: Updated to reflect the most recent TOEFL iBT test, this manual prepares students to succeed on the TOEFL's Independent Task, the all-important essay question, and on the Integrated Task, which combines reading, listening, and writing skills. The author presents a simple three-step program to help students write like a native speaker of English. His coaching entails getting ideas, organizing details, and developing the topic into clear, grammatical written English. He also provides exercises in proofreading and editing to transform the writing for both tasks into a finished piece. More than 180 model essays and model integrated tasks are included for students to read and analyze. Lectures typical of those presented on actual tests are contained on an MP3 CD enclosed with the book. 368 pages.
 
Barron's Essential Words for the TOEFL TITLE: Barron's Essential Words for the TOEFL
AUTHOR: Steven J. Matthiesen
PUBLISHER: Barron's Educational Series; 6th edition (April 1, 2014)
CONTENTS: This book will help you expand your English vocabulary and achieve a high score on the TOEFL iBT. The book presents an organized list of 500 need-to-know words with definitions, sample sentences, and practice exercises. The book also provides detailed advice on the ways that students can use to expand their English language vocabulary. They will find helpful tips on using a dictionary and a thesaurus to expand word power as well as practice tests with answer keys. The tests are designed to help students evaluate their expanding word-learning progress and increased vocabulary in English. 352 pages.
 
Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test TITLE: Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test
AUTHORS: Jolene Gear and Robert Gear
PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press; 4th edition (May 12, 2014)
CONTENTS: This edition of the Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test book with online practice tests helps students master the language skills that they need to succeed on the TOEFL iBT and to communicate effectively in an academic setting. Using an integrated skills approach that mirrors the structure of the TOEFL iBT, this up-to-date text is ideal for classroom use and self-study. The book contains hundreds of skill-building exercises covering all of the question types in the exam and four practice tests. A supporting skills section is provided to improve grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and study skills. The Online Practice Tests include the tests from the book plus three additional practice tests in an electronic format that simulates the online TOEFL iBT. 712 pages.
 
Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Test with Answer Key TITLE: Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Test with Answer Key
AUTHOR: Deborah Phillips
PUBLISHER: Pearson Education; 3rd edition (July 25, 2014)
CONTENTS: This book gives students all the tools they need to succeed on the TOEFL iBT. Providing both a comprehensive language skills course and a wealth of practice for all sections of the test, it is appropriate for courses in TOEFL preparation or as a supplement to more general English courses. The book features authentic material for all the types of passages and questions on the TOEFL iBT, diagnostic tests that allow students to identify strengths and weaknesses and assess improvement in each section, practice sections for reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, eight mini-tests that preview the test's integrated four-skill format, two complete practice tests that familiarize students with the actual test format and timing. The reader has access to MyEnglishLab: TOEFL: the easy-to-use online learning program, with extensive additional practice activities, pre- and post-tests, and three full-length tests. 614 pages.
 
The Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM TITLE: The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test with CD-ROM
AUTHOR: Educational Testing Service
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill; 4th edition (August 29, 2012)
CONTENTS: The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test is the leading guide to the most widely accepted English-language proficiency test in the world - the TOEFL test. Written by ETS, the makers of the test, this book includes 600 real TOEFL questions for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct a good answer and how to integrate speaking, listening, and writing skills to demonstrate college-level English proficiency. The CD-ROM provides three authentic TOEFL iBT practice tests just like the one you will encounter on test day. 653 pages.
 
Official TOEFL iBT Tests with Audio CD Volume 1 TITLE: Official TOEFL iBT Tests with Audio CD Volume 1
AUTHOR: Educational Testing Service
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (December 11, 2012)
CONTENTS: Official TOEFL iBT Tests with Audio CD Volume 1 contains five actual retired TOEFL iBT test forms with authentic TOEFL reading, listening, speaking, and writing questions. Each test form includes an answer key and complete audio transcripts. You also get audio for all the listening passages of the tests, provided on the accompanying audio CD. The book also contains test results worksheets to record your progress and improvement from test to test. 460 pages.
 
Official TOEFL iBT Tests with DVD-ROM Volume 2 TITLE: Official TOEFL iBT Tests with DVD-ROM Volume 2
AUTHOR: Educational Testing Service
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (January 15, 2016)
CONTENTS: Official TOEFL iBT Tests with DVD-ROM Volume 2 contains five actual retired TOEFL test forms with authentic reading, listening, speaking, and writing questions. Each test form includes an answer key, sample responses for Speaking and Writing questions, and complete audio scripts. The accompanying DVD-ROM provides interactive, computer-delivered versions of all five tests, plus separate audio tracks for all listening sections for readers who are working with the print version. 464 pages.
 
Delta's Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice TITLE: Delta's Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice
AUTHOR: Nancy Gallagher
PUBLISHER: Delta Publishing Company; 2nd edition (September 1, 2011)
CONTENTS: Delta's Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice is a revised and updated edition of Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test. The new edition reflects changes to the TOEFL iBT, with the addition of many new practice questions and updated strategies. It incorporates feedback from students and instructors. The book features 35 units of study in reading, listening, speaking, and writing, four full-length TOEFL iBT tests, 1,200 questions in the units, quizzes, and tests, answer keys, audio scripts, and score charts, abundant skill practice for 15 weeks of study, and nine hours of audio in mp3 format on a single CD. 720 pages.
 
Essential Grammar for the iBT: Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test TITLE: Essential Grammar for the iBT: Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test
AUTHOR: Nancy Gallagher
PUBLISHER: Delta Publishing Company; 1st edition (July 10, 2009)
CONTENTS: Although the TOEFL iBT does not have a discrete grammar section, knowledge of English sentence structure is important throughout the test. Essential Grammar for the iBT reviews the skills that are fundamental to success on tests. Content includes noun and verb forms, clauses, agreement, parallel structure, punctuation, and much more. The book may be used in conjunction with the other texts in the Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test series or as a standalone grammar text for intermediate and advanced students. 308 pages.
 
Cracking the TOEFL iBT with Audio CD, 2016-17 Edition TITLE: Cracking the TOEFL iBT, 2016-17 Edition
AUTHOR: Princeton Review
PUBLISHER: Princeton Review; 2016-17 edition (February 9, 2016)
CONTENTS: Cracking the TOEFL iBT, 2016-17 Edition provides the most comprehensive information available about how to succeed on the TOEFL iBT, complete with an audio CD and a full transcript, a full-length practice test, and scores of drill questions. The book will teach you preparation strategies and test-taking techniques to raise your score, how to focus your reading and listening to identify the key parts of passages, lectures, and conversations, improve your command of spoken English and your use of good English grammar and vocabulary, write top-scoring essays by responding to the specific question asked and organizing your ideas clearly, test your knowledge with review questions and practice drills for each topic covered. All of the practice test questions in the book are just like those on the actual exam. The book contains one full-length simulated TOEFL iBT exam with audio sections on an MP3 CD and 39 additional practice drills for the Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing sections. 624 pages.
 
Kaplan TOEFL iBT Premier 2016-2017 with 4 Practice Tests TITLE: Kaplan TOEFL iBT Premier 2016-2017 with 4 Practice Tests
AUTHOR: Kaplan Publishing
PUBLISHER: Kaplan Publishing; 6th / 2016-2017 edition (August 4, 2015)
CONTENTS: Kaplan's TOEFL iBT Premier 2016-2017 with 4 Practice Tests provides you with the most important language skills and strategies you need to succeed on the TOEFL test. Kaplan's comprehensive guide includes 4 full-length online practice tests with detailed answers and explanations, 450+ practice questions, focused practice for each section of the test, 95+ minutes of audio for Listening, Speaking, and Writing sections included on CD and online, plus complete transcripts in the book, 12+ self-paced video lessons taught by Kaplan experts providing strategies for and insight into every section of the test, exclusive score-raising tips and strategies for each language skill: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, and effective study tips for all TOEFL test takers. 408 pages.
 
How to Prepare for the Writing Tasks of the Next Generation TOEFL - A Complete Course with 187 Sample Essays TITLE: How to Prepare for the Writing Tasks of the Next Generation TOEFL - A Complete Course with 187 Sample Essays
AUTHOR: ToeflEssays.com
PUBLISHER: Lulu Press (September 30, 2004)
CONTENTS: This book contains detailed explanations on how to prepare for the independent writing task, as well as 185 sample essays written on all the ETS official essay topics. This book will also walk you through procedures on how to write the reading and listening based essay, which is the new addition to the TOEFL test. The book will take you through steps on how to organize your ideas, form an outline and develop organization, write the introduction, body and conclusion paragraphs, and finally how to proofread your essay. Many of the principles apply to both tasks on the Writing section. 152 pages.
 
TOEFL iBT Vocabulary TITLE: TOEFL iBT Vocabulary
AUTHOR: LearningExpress Editors
PUBLISHER: LearningExpress (December 25, 2007)
CONTENTS: This book will help upper-intermediate and advanced English students build or renew vital vocabulary skills. Featuring targeted practice, a verbal skills review, commonly tested words, and test-preperation tips, this book will help test-takers score high on the TOEFL iBT and qualify for admission to colleges and universities in the United States, successfully express themselves in school, at work, and in their everyday life, and sharpen their writing and communication skills. 272 pages.
 
Advanced Grammar in Use with Answers and CD-ROM TITLE: Advanced Grammar in Use with Answers and CD-ROM
AUTHOR: Martin Hewings
PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (March 29, 2013)
CONTENTS: This third edition, with answers and CD-ROM, is ideal for self-study. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with illustrations in full color and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, or GRE examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures that the language used in the book is authentic and up-to-date. The CD-ROM includes 200 interactive exercises to reinforce the language learned in the book, plus customised tests and audio recordings to accompany the main exercises. 296 pages.
 
English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with Answers and CD-ROM TITLE: English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with Answers and CD-ROM
AUTHORS: Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell
PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (January 20, 2014)
CONTENTS: English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with answers and CD-ROM is the highest level in the family of best-selling vocabulary reference and practice books from Cambridge. Vocabulary is clearly presented and contextualised on left-hand pages, with practice activities on facing right-hand pages. The book includes 100 units presenting new words in context, showing advanced learners how to use them, and highlighting common mistakes. It is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the vocabulary is useful, relevant, and up-to-date. The accompanying CD-ROM provides interesting and enjoyable exercises to further challenge the learner, plus games, tests, and dictionary support. 304 pages.
 
Oxford Advanced American Dictionary for Learners of English TITLE: Oxford Advanced American Dictionary for Learners of English
AUTHOR: Oxford University Press
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press (March 25, 2011)
CONTENTS: The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary helps students understand the meanings of words and how to use them correctly. It includes 145,000 words, phrases, and meanings and 85,500 examples to show how words are used. It marks the Oxford 3000 words (the most important words to know in English) and Academic Word List words (the words you need to study in English). The Oxford Writing Tutor (included in the print dictionary) and the Oxford iWriter on the CD-ROM show students how to plan, write and review different types of writing. 1,000+ color illustrations make it easy to understand more difficult words. The CD-ROM also includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, "record your own voice" facility, Topic Dictionary and searchable Picture Dictionary, plus a pop-up Genie that looks up words when you are working in Word, in e-mails or on the Internet. 1,736 pages.
 
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM TITLE: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM
AUTHOR: Cambridge University Press
PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press; 4th edition (June 24, 2013)
CONTENTS: This fully updated edition of the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary is ideal for advanced (C1-C2) learners of English and contains up-to-date vocabulary, including words from the areas of technology, media, language, society, and lifestyle, plus important words for academic study. With over 140,000 words, phrases, meanings, and examples, hundreds of pictures and illustrations, clear definitions and a new Focus on Writing section, the dictionary is perfect as a reference tool and as a study companion. Informed by the Cambridge International Corpus and correlated to English Vocabulary Profile, it is also ideal for TOEFL preparation. The CD-ROM contains the complete dictionary and recordings in British and American English. 1,856 pages.
 
Longman Advanced American Dictionary TITLE: Longman Advanced American Dictionary
AUTHOR: Pearson Education
PUBLISHER: Pearson Education; 3rd edition (September 1, 2013)
CONTENTS: The new Longman Advanced American Dictionary gives students comprehensive information on a wide range of vocabulary, including words from the Academic Word List, instructional vocabulary, and words for subject areas such as technology and history. Students receive more synonym and collocation information and help with writing than in any other advanced ESL dictionary. Each paper dictionary includes access to the online dictionary with interactive vocabulary training that helps students learn, review, and retain new vocabulary. 2,080 pages.
 
Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary TITLE: Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary
AUTHOR: Merriam-Webster
PUBLISHER: Merriam-Webster (September 1, 2008)
CONTENTS: This is the first foray for any dictionary publisher in the U.S. into territory already covered by most of the major dictionary publishers. The new Merriam-Webster ESL dictionary is similar in format to the Oxford ESL Dictionary (2004), with black-and-blue print - definitions in black, examples in blue. Designed to help advance students master spoken and written English as it is actually used, this groundbreaking new dictionary provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of basic English vocabulary, grammar, and usage. The Merriam-Webster database of more than 100 million words was used to select words for inclusion, as were Internet sources, particularly the Lexis-Nexis database. Outstanding features include nearly 100,000 words and phrases, more than 160,000 usage examples, more than 22,000 idioms, verbal collocations, and commonly used phrases, and more than 1,000 original drawings - including 16 pages of full color art. Abundant supplemental information includes 25 pages of grammar, spelling rules, words that are often confused, prefixes and suffixes, word roots, and a handbook of style. 2,032 pages.
 
Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary TITLE: Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary
AUTHOR: Jean Claude Corbeil / Merriam-Webster
PUBLISHER: Merriam-Webster; 2nd edition (October 1, 2012)
CONTENTS: Adding to the 2006 edition more than 2,000 new and updated illustrations, the latest iteration of Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary is a wonder to behold. Divided into 18 themes including astronomy, clothing, society, earth, plants, and animals this reference volume offers crisp, clear illustrations for each of its entries and their component parts, enabling readers to envisage cutaways of detail-intensive things like jet engines, toilets, synagogues, and honeybees, as well as more abstract topics, such as painting techniques, museums, and musical notation. While spatial limitations dictate the guide be less than exhaustive (furniture gets just a handful of pages), the authors (Jean Claude Corbeil and company) do a remarkable job in terms of breadth and editing, interweaving bar code readers and URLs, as well as a quick study of roofs and a litany of coffee makers all without overwhelming readers or leaving them feeling cheated. Visual learners, curious kids, and those new to English will likely get the most out of the book, but even advanced know-it-all English students preparing for the TOEFL test will be mesmerized by this engaging and informative work. 1,112 pages.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
The students can use FREE OF CHARGE the equipment and the educational materials of Terra Nova, including books and periodicals, video and audio materials, TOEFL-related computer programs, etc. To use the aforementioned materials, each student must inform the TOEFL instructor and sign the lending register.

CONSULTATIONS
The students have the right to out-of-class consultations with the TOEFL instructor. The counseling is provided FREE OF CHARGE upon registration at least 1 day prior to the meeting. The day assigned for counseling sessions is Saturday.

COURSE CERTIFICATE
Upon passing 3 TOEFL iBT simulations during the last two months of the course successfully (with a total TOEFL iBT score exceeding 100), Terra Nova issues a document certifying the completion of the TOEFL Preparation course by the student. The certificate is signed by the director of the center and bears the official stamp, contact information, and the logo of Terra Nova.

FEES AND COSTS
The tuition fee for the TOEFL Preparation course is set at U.S. $300. The fee is to be paid ENTIRELY DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER. The fee INCLUDES the cost of provided handouts and other supporting materials, the cost of TOEFL essay checking (Terra Nova is the only place in Chișinău where students' essays are regularly checked; students can submit for checking as many essays as they want), the cost of out-of-class counseling sessions with the instructor, and the cost of 2 textbooks. There is no application fee for the TOEFL Preparation course. Our school offers several types of discounts. The students who have previously studied at Terra Nova have a discount of 10%. If more members of the same family study at the school, everyone has a discount of 5%. Groups of more than 5 people are offered a discount of 5% for each member. Groups of more than 10 people are offered a discount of 10% for each member. The total discount sum for each person cannot exceed 15%.

PRIVACY ISSUES
Every effort will be made to protect your privacy and the security of any documents (e.g., TOEFL iBT essays or application documents) reviewed as part of this instruction.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Would you like to receive more information? Please feel free to contact the TOEFL instructor of Terra Nova by e-mail at terranovamd@yahoo.com or by phone at (373 22) 425 258, (373 22) 490 265, or (373 79) 581 561.