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Catalogue des cours de Institut Mines-Télécom Business School






1ère Année Management,Bachelor 1ère année,1ère Année Télécom





Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines


Learners will get to know, and train for the particular format, requirements and skills required to succeed the TOEIC test.
Participant learners will be granted an additional Free TOEIC Listening & Reading test upon successful completion of the course (where necessary, and to be taken at a later date during their education).
This course will be a complement to learners’ Monday Classes, which will also help increase their TOEIC score.

Acquis d'apprentissage

By the end of the course learners will:
-Have a clear understanding of the TOEIC listening & reading (TLR) format.
-Be able to manage their time effectively during the TLR to maximise results.
-Be able to manage their attention resources during the TLR.
-Be able to identify easier questions in the reading section of the TLR.
-Be able to deploy appropriate reading strategies (such as skimming and scanning) to avoid wasted time and attention during the TLR.
-Have revised common grammar points found in the TLR.
-Have assimilated common vocabulary points found in the TLR.
-Have completed a full TLR and received results.
-Have understood the requirements in future learning to achieve to a passing level in the TLR.
-Be able to state strategies and resources for future language learning beyond the classroom to help advance towards the goal of 785 on the TLR.


Succeeding on the TOEIC test

Attentes du cours

Learners are expected to maintain a high level of concentration during sessions, as this is key to success in the TLR test.
Learners will be expected to participate actively in classroom activities, maintaining English throughout pair work, group work, and whole-class discussion.
Learners will be expected to complete a number of homework assignments that will contribute to their overall grade.

Learners are expected to be open to new ideas and to be capable of assimilating them as part of an ongoing process to improve their writing and presenting skills in English.

The teacher will give a minimum of 3 assignments: at least two (2) written activities and one (1) oral report. For example:
Written assignments:
1. A written statement of intent regarding how much time learners need to spend learning English to pass the TLR on time, and a detailed plan of ways to achieve their goals (250-350 words).
2. Teacher-defined
Oral reports:
1. A ‘mini-lesson’ delivered to the class on a pre-defined grammar point (10-20 minutes).

Learners will be given access to the GlobalExam platform. This platform is designed to help training for the TLR. Learners will receive 1 point for each hour spent training on the platform, up to a maximum of 20 points.


B1: The coure of ROBIC


• 50% Continuous assessment (CC), of which:
-Homework activities handed in before class / Assignments (30%)
-GlobalExam Participation (30%)
-Participation in class activities (40%).
• 50% Final examination (CF) – Real or Practice TLR, graded to reward performance.

Grading scale
TLR Points Scale (CF)
750 = 20/20
550 = 15/20
350 = 10/20
150 = 5/20

+10 points TLR = +0,25 points CF

Unjustified Absence = -1 point CC


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Plan du cours

L1: Test format: Diagnostic TLR
L2: Reading: Part 7 - Identifying question types / Skimming and scanning / Word-attack (inferring from context)
L3: Reading: Morphology: Using prefixes and suffixes to estimate meaning / reading for gist
L4: Listening: Part 2 – Using your ‘inner ear’ loop / Identifying traps (repeated words; wrong question word, similar sounding words…) / Concentrated Listening practice.
L5: Gerunds and infinitives: Writing stories / Identifying common errors (Part 5) / False friends
L6: Learner-led mini-lessons (from common errors in L5)
L7: Reading Part 5: Adjectives Vs Adverbs / Revision – Writing stories.
L8: 4-skills activity (e.g. ‘Dictogloss’) / Practice test (revising test-taking strategies)
L9: Studying beyond TOEIC for TOEIC (‘Deep’: Immersion; long texts, books etc. / ‘Shallow’: TV; Travel; Socialising etc.)/ Using tools for learning (graded readers, games, Quizlet) Starting self-reflective analysis: English ‘journal’
L10: Listening section practice: Plus time-management (knowing when to relax)
L11: Teacher-defined revision
L12: Teacher-defined revision

Fiche mise à jour le 08/07/2020