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FSU administers the PBT TOEFL at the end of every semester. The exam is free to FSU TOEFL class students; $20 to other FSU students; $30 to non-FSU students.

Next Exam, Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Call 508-626-1510 for information.

Register and pay at the Student Services Center, 5th floor of the McCarthy Center.

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Phone: (508) 626-1510
Fax: (508) 626-3605

To schedule an appointment
with an advisor, call
(508) 626-1510.

To Register for classes
Fax: 508.626.4598
In-person: Student Services Center
Room 515, McCarthy Center

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Core Courses
Full-time students should register for two core classes and two afternoon Focus classes for 25 hours/week. F-1 International Students must enroll in at least 18 hours of class per week.

Reading and Writing (7.5 hours per week)
Students will practice and improve their reading skills through exposure to various forms of literature from textbooks and “real-world” writing samples.  They will also learn to write well-structured sentences, paragraphs, and, eventually, essays. This class has three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and
Friday, 9:00am-10:30am

Listening and Speaking (7.5 hours per week)
Students will improve their conversational and academic listening skills. Speaking skills will advance through guided conversations, debates, presentations, role-playing, and much more. This class has three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and
Friday, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Focus Classes
Provides opportunity for students to build on skills developed in the core classes, or, for students with limited time, provides a daytime class that is less intensive.  Designed to target a variety of language skills and different English abilities. Students choosing the Full Core Program must choose one M/W/F and one T/TH afternoon elective. F-1 students must choose at least one.

Focus Classes M/W/F (6 hours per week)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:45pm to 2:45pm

Focus on English for Success in the U.S! (Basic)
A class for beginning level students to improve English skills for getting along in the U.S. Learn and practice English for various communication situations - at a bank, ordering in a restaurant, shopping, seeking medical treatment, renting an apartment, buying a car, and much more!

Focus on Improving Vocabulary, Reading, and Discussion (Intermediate)
An intermediate level class for students to read interesting books and articles and discuss ideas and life experiences. Students will increase their knowledge about American culture and history while they improve their reading, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation skills.

Focus on TOEFL Preparation: (Advanced)
This intensive class is designed to assist students preparing for the Institutional TOEFL, the paper-based version (PBT). During this class, students will learn skills to improve reading comprehension, listening techniques and advanced grammatical structures which are tested on the exam. Students will also learn test-taking strategies and have ample opportunity for practice and review.

Focus Classes T/TH (4 hours per week)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Focus on Conversation, Culture and Cinema (Intermediate/Advanced)

Focus on TOEFL Preparation (Advanced)
This intensive class is devoted to speaking and writing for the iBT. Students will learn pronunciation techniques to increase their intelligibility; practice times speaking on a variety of topics and situations; practice note-taking and summarizing skills; and learn how to plan for and write essays in a timed-test environment.

Focus on Communication Skills and Public Speaking (Advanced)


Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220