Introduction

Yazd Imam Javad Higher Education Institute got the permissions of holding national MSRT tests from Student’s Affairs Organization, and TOLIMO from Sanjesh Organization in Yazd province in 2004. Afterwards, it gained the license of holding international TOEFL and GRE tests in 2017 and 2019 respectively from ETS Institute in USA. Gaining those valuable licenses by this institute is a crucial step towards internationalization of universities in the province.
The Language Center of Imam Javad Higher Education Institute currently conforms with the latest ETS Institute in USA, and is the only holder of international English language tests in the southern and east-southern regions of country. In addition to Yazd province, this university meets the needs of applicants from other provinces such as Kerman, Sistan Baluchestan, Hormozgan, Fars and South Khorasan.
Asides from holding national and international language tests, this center hosts specialist workshops and seminars, as well as specialist preparation courses for national tests such as MSRT, TOLIMO, EPT and the specialist course for preparing before international TOEFL test.

Special Services

  • Holding national English language tests (MSRT and TOLIMO)

  • Holding international English language tests (TOEFL and GRE)

  • Holding specialist courses for national tests preparation

  • Holding specialist courses for international tests preparation

  • Holding specialist workstations and seminars for national and international English language tests

  • Holding pre-tests

Equipment of Test Center

Education for Life

Language Center Director

Ali Farhaneh

  • Master’s Degree of Entrepreneurship Management from Tehran University and Medical Engineering from Amir Kabir Industrial University

  • a.farhane@iju.ir
  • +۹۸ ۳۵۳ ۸۳۳ ۵۳۳۴

Introduction of National and International Tests

TOEFL International Test

 

TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language abbreviates into TOEFL. This test measures people’s capabilities for communicating in English language at academic level. This test was launched in 1964 by ETS Institute in USA. This is one of the top most reliable worldwide tests accepted in over 10,000 universities and academies of 130 countries as the enrollment pre-requisite for international students. In Iran, Health Ministry and Science Ministry accept this test as one of the prerequisites of higher-educations.
The applicants attend the test hall in the assigned dates, in addition to attending TOEFL Internet-Based Test known as TOEFL IBT. Unlike the old TOEFL tests that focused mostly on grammar, the new test evaluates people’s skills in note-taking, comprehension, integrating the written and audible contents into a single writing, and also a good command of communication with English speakers. This test experienced significant changes since 1 August 2019 with the aim of facilitation. Those changes were widely welcomed.
TOEFL tests includes 4 segments, each one with 30 marks. It measures the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. It lasts almost 3 hours. The total score is calculated out of 120. Gaining over 80 marks in this exam (equal to 550 points in paper-test) is often regarded as a high-pass.
In order to know about the test dates of Imam Javad Higher Education Institute visit www.ets.org.

GRE International Test

GRE stands for Graduate Records Examination, which estimates the capabilities and knowledge of graduates in order to let them enter higher educations. This is one of this international English language test is accepted in 160 countries for measuring the triple skills of mathematical calculations, comprehension and article-writing in a technical way. This test is held by ETS institute.
GRE is a harder test than IELTS and TOEFL, and consequently of higher credits. This test includes 3 segments: Analytical writing, verbal reasoning and mathematical logics. Receiving 315 scores is the acceptable grade for most universities. GRE certificate is valid for 5 years.
Based on categories of academic fields, GRE is held in two types of “Subject” and “General”. Students should review the qualification requirements of their target university before determining their exam type. GRE General test is held every week in permitted institutes, but GRE Subject is held only 3 times a year in September, October and April.
For further information about GRE test dates in Imam Javad Higher Education Institute please visit www.ets.org.

TOLIMO National Test

 

TOLIMO stands for The Test of Language by the Iranian Measurement Organization. This is one of the standard tests for placement of students in terms of English language. This test is held in Iran by Sanjesh Organization. The certificate is valid for PhD exams of domestic universities (both Azad and state universities). The test procedure starts at 8:00AM on the announced day. Applicants should bring one or two valid identification cards such as Smart National Card, ID with photo, passport, driving license or army-service completion card for men. Applicants should attend the exam place at 7:30AM. If an applicant does not arrive on-time before the start of test, or if they have more than 15 minutes’ delay, this causes them to be dismissed from the test.
Sanjesh Organization has designed and launched the electronic test software as well. This software is currently used for TOLIMO tests. TOLIMO electronic test has the same segments as the paper-test, without any difference in terms of test contents.
This test includes 105 multiple-choice questions in 3 segments of writing structure and articulation, verbal and listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. The applicants should answer the questions in 80 minutes. There is also a written essay test with 30 minutes’ time for writing the essay on paper or in the computer for electronic tests. The pass mark of this exam is from 310 to 607. After calculating the total mark of each segment, the median score multiplied by 10 will define the total mark.
For further information about TOLIMO test dates in Imam Javad Higher Education Institute visit www.sanjesh.org.

National MSRT Test

 

MSRT stands for Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. This English language test is held by Students’ Affairs Organization of Science, Research and Technology Ministry. This test is held almost 10 times a year in most of Iran major cities. This is sometimes titled as “Little TOEFL Test”, and its references are the same as paper-based TOEFL.
This test is required for PhD students of domestic universities, as well as the master’s students who intend to go abroad for continuing their educations. Most applicants of MSRT exam are PhD candidates, because having a language degree is necessary for entering doctorate programs. Both Health Ministry and Science Ministry accept MSRT certificates.
MSRT exam is held in 110 minutes with 30 listening questions, 30 grammar questions and 40 comprehension questions. The test does not have any negative mark. If someone gives more than one answer to a question, that question will not receive any mark. The minimum acceptable mark for PhD entrance is 50. Different universities might accept different marks between 45 to 75.
For further information about MSRT dates in Imam Javad Higher Education Institute visit www.saorg.ir

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Courses

Since the overall structures of national English language tests are the same, knowing that all of them emphasize on three skills of vocabulary, comprehension and grammar; this specialist course is designed for meeting the needs of applicants in all national exams completely. In the past few years, according to the development of higher-educations and specially PhD programs in domestic academies, according to the significant role of English language skills for being accepted in those programs, various exams might appraise the English language skills of domestic applicants. These tests evaluate the skills of reading comprehension, vocabulary, listening comprehension and grammar. The preparation course for national English language tests aims to make students familiar with the tests and upgrade their reading comprehension, vocabulary, listening comprehension and grammar skills of English language in order to prepare them for the domestic higher-educations tests.

Course Features
Teaching all required skills for the tests (listening, comprehension, vocabulary and grammar) according to the latest updates of the exams
Reviewing the latest sample questions of the tests
Practicing the frequently asked questions in the exam
Learning the best techniques of answering exam questions
Introducing the best suggested references for the tests
Holding pre-tests at the end of course
Consultancy and support of applicants through expert consultants before the exam

Course Conditions
The course is held online.
The course includes 10 two-hour sessions in 3 weeks.
Since the course is online, the students of all domestic universities might attend the course.

Textbooks
Absolutely Essential Words 504
TOEFL Test Preparation Kit
Longman Preparation for TOEFL
Selected Essential Grammars PDF for MSRT
Selected Essential Words PDF for MSRT

Pre-TOEFL is a course that focuses on the basic academic skills for English learners who want to attend TOEFL courses. All students of higher-intermediate English language levels might attend the pre-TOEFL classes before attending TOEFL, IELTS or GRE tests. Additionally, all who like to learn academic English language in a technical and applied manner might attend the classes. TOEFL evaluates your skills in using practical English language. In order to gain the best results in TOEFL and GRE tests, you need to learn practical English language. This course strengthens those skills. Pre-TOEFL deepens your academic foundation of English language for TOEFL and GRE exams. Remember, entering pre-TOEFL courses is based on placement exams by receiving at least 40 to 60 marks. The placement exam is held exactly with the main TOEFL patterns and ETS Institute standards. This helps applicants estimate their academic language levels, in addition to experiencing the TOEFL exam environment.
TOEFL teaching methods play a big part in the preparation path. The teaching method of Language Center in Imam Javad (PBUH) University (from basic pre-TOEFL levels to advanced post-TOEFL levels) aligns with the TOEFL-based teaching techniques of US ETS Organization, under supervision of best professors with high-end training equipment. This course includes three modules. One module focuses on listening and speaking skills. Another module emphasizes on reading writing skills. The third module consists of grammar and vocabulary knowledge with special attention to TOEFL IBT requirements.

Pre-TOEFL Course Features
Strengthening all the 4 skills: Reading, listening, speaking and writing in a practical way with emphasize on TOEFL exam
Practical grammar training for international exams
Sophisticated and specialist study program by department consultants
Exclusive support of all applicants and preparing them for TOEFL exam

Pre-TOEFL Syllabus
This is a general course that teaches all skills together, not as separate workstations.

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TOEFL IBT preparation courses make students acquainted with the newest test-answering techniques in all the 4 skills at shortest possible time. This program empowers students’ English skills for gaining a high-pass in TOEFL exam and getting accepted in their desired universities. TOEFL courses are held in best equipped environment and TOEFL simulation rooms. Not only do applicants learn the newest test-answering techniques for TOEFL, but also they feel intimate with TOEFL examination halls. Entering TOEFL course requires sitting placement exam and achieving at least 60 to 85 degrees. The placement aligns exactly with the main TOEFL exam and the standards of ETS organization. Applicants can estimate their academic level and at the same time understand their strengths and weaknesses, in addition to experiencing TOEFL exam environment. One of the key features of TOEFL course chart is its plan and teaching techniques from beginning till the end. The teaching techniques of Language Center, from pre-TOEFL basic level to the advanced post-TOEFL level, align with the TOEFL-based methods of US ETS Institute under supervision of expert professors; enjoying high-end training equipment.

Specialist TOEFL courses include the following features:
The newest and the best test-answering techniques with all the 4 required skills for the test, practice and rehearsal for gaining a mark higher than 90.
Offering special reading plans for every applicant according to their skill levels via expert consultants of Language Center, in order to gain higher mark than 90.
Holding the main pre-tests of ETS and delivering the log-sheet and checking the results via ETS organization on ETS website, in addition to consultancy meetings for detailed analysis of every applicant log-sheet through the consultants of TOEFL Department.
Placement Exam: The accurate placement exam (simulated TOEFL exam) helps you appraise your current level and find out your distance from the desired mark, while focusing on your strengths and weaknesses.

Course Phases
Making the language learners familiar with TOEFL exam
In the warm-up meeting of TOEFL preparation course you get familiar with the various segments of the real test such as required skills, number of tests, scoring method, and the exam procedure.
Start of Classes: You are now ready for starting the classes. Your course is according to the plan of specialist consultants and teachers in the department. You can share your experience with the other language learners in classes or in the online forum for the Language Center.
Sitting the Complete TOEFL Pre-Tests: This is where you evaluate your practices and progress compared to the beginning of program. this helps the consultants know your main weaknesses and required skills.
Finishing TOEFL preparation course: This might be the sweetest part of story. After finishing TOEFL, you are ready for the real TOEFL exam. In order to gain better marks higher than 100 however, you are strongly recommended to sit TOEFL-Expert course. By gaining a high mark, you might achieve your desired job, educational opportunity or all the other goals you are seeking via the exam.

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This course is most suitable for applicants of higher education’s abroad. Since the applicants have already learned all required skills in TOEFL courses, this program focuses on practice and rehearsal of real TOEFL questions in workstations, together with most advanced and practical techniques for gaining higher than 25 marks in every skill. Since this course is completely workstation-based, language learners can emphasize on each of the desired workstations separately according to their needs. Entering this program requires sitting the placement exam and gaining at least 85 marks. Of course, the applicants who already pass TOEFL courses don’t need to take the placement. It is noteworthy that TOEFL Expert course does not describe basic exam skills, but practices and repeats those skills with advanced techniques for time-management and gaining higher marks in every skill separately. The applicants who require higher than 100 marks are strongly recommended to attend TOEFL-Expert Course in the Center.

TOEFL-Expert Course includes the following features:
Teaching super-advanced techniques in all 4 skills for time-management and gaining higher than 5marks in every skill
Heavy practice and rehearsal of techniques and sample-questions in absolutely practical ways for better mastery on every skill
Offering a compact study program one month before the exam through exclusive experts of the Center, with the aim to gain a higher mark than 100.
Holding frequent pre-tests for gaining a good command on the questions and topic of the main exam.
۲۴ hour support of the applicants till the exam day.

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TOEFL Pre-Test and Its Benefits

TOEFL pre-test in the Language center of Imam Javad Higher Education Institute is held with the help of official TOEFL institutes in Iran with highest standards and similarity with the main exam. According to Corona pandemic and required hygienic protocols currently the pre-tests are held with limited capacity. Applicants might call us at +98 (35) 38335334 for further information.

The Long-Format of Pre-Tests

In the main exam, applicants need to answer extra questions in one of the skills of reading or listening. These extra questions are simulated in the long-format simulated exams of Imam Javad Higher Education Institute Language Center.

Complete conformity with the changes of August 1

The pre-test software has various segments for reading, listening and speaking; all aligned with latest changes of the real exam.

Offering Analytical Log-Sheet

The pre-tests are reviewed and corrected in two or three phases by the expert team and professors who are acquainted with the environment and structures of TOEFL. The analytical log-sheet is prepared 3 to 5 days after the exam.

Unique Archive of Questionnaires

The pre-test questions are authored by gathering most reliable references, with the help of most expert professors in the country, and applying the current standards of the real exam; instead of using the publicly available question banks such as TPO.

Complete conformity with the main exam software

The pre-test TOEFL software simulates the interface, color, font, appearance, icon arrangement, voice test, messages and the timer of real-exam software.

Physical and Hardware Conditions Similar to the Main Exam

The pre-tests are held in the hall of TOEFL main exam, with the same procedures of the main exam. This helps prepare the applicants for the real test.

FAQ

The exams are held in the main site of Imam Javad Higher Education Institute in Yazd.

Only one valid identification document is necessary for the exam: ID, national card, passport or driving license. Do carry more than one identification document, in case you need it for urgent situations.

No, it is necessary to bring the printed card with you.

No, it is necessary to bring the printed card with you.

For MSRT test: 60 minutes
For TOLIMO exam: 45 minutes
For TOEFL and GRE: 45 minutes