The purpose of the TOEFL iBT preparation course is to improve the participants’ language ability and develop their skills in answering TOEFL iBT questions. Instruction is targeted to teach the class how to answer varied listening questions, speed-read comprehension texts, guess the meaning of vocabulary items from context, analyze grammatical structures and answer TOEFL iBT questions in the allocated time. This course pays special attention to the speaking section through an evaluation of the participants according to the speaking rubric that is approved by ETS.
The TOEFL pre-iBT preparation course is an introductory test preparation course that focuses on the academic English component of the TOEFL exam at the intermediate level of language proficiency. The course also focuses on test taking strategies to improve performance on the TOEFL. The course introduces students to the TOEFL examination. Instruction includes test-taking strategies, analysis of question types, vocabulary building strategies, grammar presentations, and listening strategies. The course emphasizes both language development and test taking strategies.
The Business English program focuses on developing English skills for use in a professional environment. Trainers are flexible and open to student input regarding particular student business needs or interests. Each level within the module incorporates a specific vocabulary set to extend and strengthen the participant’s vocabulary.
AMIDEAST conversation courses are divided into four levels. The training focuses on a variety of everyday essential topics to ultimately improve participant fluency, accuracy and ability to communicate. The conversation courses give the participants the extra practice they need to become fluent. The main idea of the conversation course at AMIDEAST is to focus on the students' ability to express themselves in everyday situations. Therefore, students work on pronunciation, vocabulary and idioms (in the advanced level) to further develop their conversational skills. They also receive individualized feedback on grammar and pronunciation errors. Class activities include: group discussions, role plays, pronunciation, and games.
THE AMIDEAST Training Center (ATC) offers workshops and seminars that develop the skills and knowledge needed in todays business environment. ATC provides highly skilled and qualified instructors who are recognized leaders within their professions. Seminars are interactive, emphasizing group communication and participation. ATC also develops tailored courses for a particular company or industry, based on their specific needs. Our training programs seek to engage people, empower leaders, enable the workforce, strengthen competitiveness, and accelerate professional development. Popular workshop topics include:
The U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination program that is a prerequisite for U.S. medical licensure. Step 1 focuses on key concepts of basic biomedical science. Step 2 examines medical knowledge of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision. Step 3 (offered only in the United States) focuses on physician tasks and clinical encounters.
Steps 1 and 2 of the examination are offered outside the United States and are required by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) as part of their certification program. ECFMG certification assesses whether graduates of medical schools outside the United States are prepared to undertake residency or fellowship programs in the United States.
To be eligible for ECFMG certification, medical school graduates must:
The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Listening & Reading test is a two-hour English language proficiency examination for people whose native language is not English. It includes 200 multiple-choice questions divided into two sections:
Two English language proficiency tests are offered through the Institutional Testing Program (ITP)the TOEFL ITP, designed for intermediate and advanced students of English, and the Pre-TOEFL, for beginning or intermediate-level students. Both are multiple-choice tests that measure listening comprehension, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. The Pre-TOEFL also includes vocabulary questions. The TOEFL ITP takes 115 minutes to complete while the Pre-TOEFL takes 70 minutes.
AMIDEAST maintains a supply of test handbooks with information about the ITP.Information on the exam content is also available at the TOEFL Web site.
The ITP is offered by arrangement, generally through an employer or other sponsoring organization. Tests may be given at AMIDEAST or other sites on specified dates.
Many of the challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa today cannot be effectively addressed without comprehensive efforts to strengthen institutional structures in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
AMIDEAST works with local, regional and international partners to help address social and economic development issues and build a better future for the people of the region. AMIDEAST’s programs in this area help to strengthen institutions and build stronger communities.
AMIDEAST partners with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and international development donors to design and implement institutional development programs throughout the Middle East and North Africa.