We tried an experiment to see whether or not it was possible to teach English considering the rising emphasis on TOEIC. Each of the three of us was in charge of five lessons out ot fifteen. One taught a section in listening in a language laboratory, another taught a section in grammer and vocabulary, the third taught a section in reading. There was no exam at the end of the semester, but mini-TOEIC tests were administered, and taking the TOEIC was mandatory. Students were evaluated on both their mini-tests and their TOEIC scores. Student evaluations reflected a positive attitude toward the course. Most students favored the standard of TOEIC as a test of course evaluation. Although we realize there are aspects to be improved (i.e., students' listening ability, class-time efficiency), we should continue to develop English ability focusing on the internationally established medium, TOEIC.
TESOL at university
teaching English adopting TOEIC