Date of Graduation

Fall 12-8-2022

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)


With China’s development, an increasing number of students choose to further their studies abroad. However, many Chinese students do not know how to prepare for the TOEFL test by themselves.Thus, there are three sections in my literature review, which are the introduction of TOEFL, TOEFL Reading Comprehension Strategies for Native Chinese Speakers, and TOEFL test preparation for Chinese students.After that, this project includes original materials so that beginning level students can get a preliminary understanding of the TOEFL reading comprehension tests. The material is deliberately based on Chinese culture, which makes it relevant and easier for beginners to understand. This project can improve students’ motivation to study for the TOEFL. There are four units in this project, and three of them introduce types of TOEFL reading questions. Each of the units contains one reading passage and several questions. The last unit is grammar-based and it presents the adjective clause system. The materials can be used by students who want to improve their English proficiency abilities while increasing their motivation for learning English. Furthermore, students can increase their confidence by being better prepared for the TOEFL.