TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test used to measure the English skill for non-native speakers who wish to pursue their education in English speaking universities or schools. The TOEFL exam rivals another major English test, known as the IELTS.
TOEFL exams are internet based tests (iBT), although is some parts paper-based testing is also used. The TOEFL exam spans across a period of 4 hours and measure English skills in the areas listed as follows;
This section of the test assesses the students reading skills via giving students 3 to 5 passages, approximately 700 words in length on topics which would usually be found textbooks, novels or other academic literature. Students will be required to understand the material and answer questions based on the passages. In the iBT based version of the test students will be required to summarize the passages and/or fill out tables.
This section assesses a student’s listening capabilities; it consists of 6 passages which are usually between 3 to 5 minutes in length. The passages are usually focused on conversations , discussions and academic lectures. Each passage is heard only once and test-takers may make notes while listening to the student. The questions asked by the examiners measure the ability to understand and analyze the conversation using questions which ask about important details, main ideas and more based on the passage the student has just listened to.
This section has six tasks split into independent and integrated. The independent tasks revolved around asking opinions and questions of topics familiar to the student. Students are evaluated on their ability to speak and convey these ideas clearly and with proper diction. Integrated tasks are a little different; students read short passages and/or listen to lectures and answer questions based on the lectures. Test-takers are allowed to take notes so they can speak out their ideas clearly and with structure.
Again, the writing section is split into integrated and independent writing tasks. It tests the ability of a student to write in an academic setting. Integrated tasks require students to read a passage, listen to a speaker discuss it and then write a summary on the topic. Independent tasks require the test-taker to write an essay regarding a topic of their choice.
The TOEFL Exam Preparation Program is designed for both students and the general public to be prepared for a TOEFL test. The curriculum includes how to improve their English language skills and learn the strategies to master test questions with an intensive practice on test papers. This program focuses on a true understanding of the use of the English language and techniques on TOEFL test taking to obtain high scores on the test. Students will be confident of their skills in mastering all parts of TOEFL test namely; listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Pre-evaluation at the beginning of the course to measure students’ abilities
- Improving English language skills
- Strategies in doing the test
- Practice tests according to the actual test
- TOEFL grammar tips
- TOEFL vocabulary and an approach to understanding meaning of new vocabulary
- Understanding TOEFL Idioms and their usage
- Comprehension of excerpts and passages
- Assessment after the course is finished and a final evaluation.
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