How to start from zero
It is natural to wish to have a high TOEFL score when
you read a scholarship announcement. In fact you don’t
even speak a word of English at the moment. Then you
think that TOEFL preparation course will solve all your
problems and give you 550 in no time. That is by no
means true at all. You need to have at least
intermediate English proficiency to be able to
participate in TOEFL and IELTS preparation course at the
Here are some tips to start. You should buy the
following books and do self-study. You have to read the
whole books and do all exercises in the books. If you
need some help, you can make an appointment with one of
the Language Center staff members by filling in Contact
Us form. They will be very happy to answer all your
1.Betty Azar. Basic English Grammar
Start with this book if you think you are very basic.
Otherwise, start with the next one.
2.Betty Azar. Fundamental of English Grammar
If you think you did very well in high school (SMA),
start with this book.
3.Betty Azar. Understanding and Using English Grammar
Finally, after finishing this book, you are ready to
take a TOEFL course anywhere.