TOEFL: Your doorway to a more successful life

The TOEFL test can be one of the most daunting parts of an international student's academic life, and it is not something you may want to endeavor on your own, regardless of whether it's your first or tenth attempt. The TOEFL is, possibly, the most comprehensive examination of your English skills, and because of this, the best way to prepare for it is having the help of a teacher to whom English is second nature. But teachers are not always available firsthand, and that means students must resort to other means to achieve their goal, leaving them to walk the path on their own.

For many students who are learning English as a second language, taking the TOEFL is the requisite that must be met to succeed in English speaking countries. Whether it's because they are looking to further their higher education or are preparing to occupy a position in the workforce in which the English language is an indispensable requirement.

Fortunately, we live in an age in which technology is a valuable ally, which means no student is left out in the dark and helpful training is at the reach of your fingertips, through our real-time interactive process using state-of-the-art web conferencing software.

What types of TOEFL test can I choose from?

As of 2020, there are two types of the TOEFL test for students to choose from, although in previous years there had been up to 3 different methods for taking the test. These days, the official formats of the TOEFL are:

  • The paper version, also known as PBT, or Paper Based Test, in which students write their answers on paper, much like any traditional exam.

  • The online version, which is known more commonly as iBT or Internet-based Test, has become the most often used form of the TOEFL test. This test lasts approximately 3 hours and is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points.It contains four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing, with a maximum score of 30 points per section.

Who oversees the scoring and administering of the TOEFL test?

Since 1965, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) has been in charge of the TOEFL test. The ETS, is a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS is also in charge of issuing official score reports which are sent independently to many institutions and which are valid for two years following the test. These days, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests each year in more than 180 countries, at over 9000 locations. This organization's importance to the test is why it is also known as ETS TOEFL or TOEFL ETS.

How can I improve my TOEFL scores?

Your TOEFL scores can determine your future chances of studying at an English-speaking university or landing the job of your dreams. If you are looking to make your TOEFL scores as high as they can be, it's time to contact TOEFL Trainers for help.

At TOEFL Trainers you will find the most up to date web conferencing software, which will allow you to prepare and train for the TOEFL test just as if you were in an actual classroom. Our one on one training program allows you to visualize your teacher face to face, which in turn will help you improve your mannerisms, expressions and pronunciation in an exceptionally easy way.

Additionally, the web conferencing software we use allows you to ask questions and receive answers in real time, perfect your writing and reading skills and enhance your listening ability, something all English as a second language students seek in this day and age in which the importance of knowing the language is growing at an exponential rate.

How does TOEFL TRAINERS' web conferencing system work?

Once you are ready to start your training to prepare for the TOEFL test, and have installed the software on your computer, at a simple click of a button a real time chat window will open on your screen. This window will provide a live audio and video interaction with your trainer. You will be able to see and hear your teacher in real time, as well as share web pages and other material that will be key to your TOEFL scores success.

When training or preparing for the TOEFL test, regardless of which type you choose, the most important thing to keep in mind is that your oral English skills are also graded, so, having an ESL trainer to practice with, and imitate, will set you ahead of the pack straight from the start line.

It is important to note that our founder was once in your shoes. As a native Portuguese speaker with English as her second language, she knows how important your TOEFL scores can be for your academic life, as well as for your future career in an English-speaking country. She has talked the talk, and walked the walk, and has opened the opportunity to enjoy the same success. The time has come for you to get off the path of solo preparation to join a group of people that know the ropes and have lived the experience at TOEFL TRAINERS.

What makes TOEFL TRAINERS web conferencing system so successful?

Being able to use our web conferencing system allows students to receive answers to their questions in real time, while being able to observe their trainer, making the experience more fulfilling. Web conferencing software also allows for real time feedback, any errors in pronunciation, comprehension and grammar can be nipped in the bud before they set in and become a habit. As if this weren't enough, it will help maintain your attention and focus on your course. In an age in which thought processes flow at the speed of the internet, many people's attention span has been shortened, a fact that is reflected in how reading statistics are at an all-time low. Having a trainer to interact with in real time is definitely more of an attention holder than reading a pile of books. This, in turn, will help you become more comfortable while helping your fluency, which in the end, is one of the main goals to meet.

To summarize:

  • At TOEFL Trainers our teachers interact on a two-way basis with the students at each step of the entire course, ensuring that all questions and problems are addressed in real-time.

  • The time spent in classes is all the time needed to pass the course. Homework assignments are kept to a minimum. We understand life can be busy and you probably have enough homework or other chores already, so we try to give our students a break by not giving them more than what they already have to do.

  • You will never be left out in the cold trying to figure out things for yourself. We are here to make your TOEFL test a success, so if you need additional training, it will be suggested.


One of the most important parts of our mission is to help our students achieve their highest TOEFL scores. To such an end we have combined the powerful technology of web conferencing software with traditional teaching methods. This system has been designed to perfect your existing skills, while helping you learn new ones as you correct any existing problems in all areas of the curriculum.

Our training course involves real time sessions that are both fun and educational, helping you to maintain your focus where it should be, rather than just skimming over the different subjects. Additionally, our interactive sessions involve real life examples and practice tests, which will solidify your confidence in your skills. We have chosen not to just evaluate your answers, but to actually participate in your TOEFL test experience, giving you the boost you need to get it done right the first time. Don't hesitate, if you are looking into taking the TOEFL, rest assured we won't let you walk that long, winding road on your own.

At TOEFL TRAINERS we will look out for you long after you take the TOEFL test and receive your scores. We will continue to care for you even after your arrival in the United States. To find out more about the services we offer after you take the test, please look at our After TOEFL section at

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TOEFL: Sua porta de entrada para uma vida de sucesso.

O teste TOEFL pode ser uma das partes mais desafiadoras da vida acadêmica de um estudante internacional, e não é algo que você deva se esforçar para fazer por conta própria, independentemente de ser sua primeira ou décima tentativa. O TOEFL é, possivelmente, o exame mais abrangente de suas habilidades em inglês e, por isso, a melhor maneira de se preparar é ter a ajuda de um professor experiente cuja língua inglesa é familiar, natural. Mas nem sempre os professores estão disponíveis facilmente, e isso significa que os alunos devam recorrer a outros meios para atingir seus objetivos, deixando-os a percorrer o caminho por conta própria muitas vezes.

Para muitos estudantes que estão aprendendo inglês como segunda língua, fazer o TOEFL é um dos requisitos que devem ser atendidos para ter sucesso nos países de língua inglesa. Seja porque eles desejam continuar seus estudos superiores ou estão se preparando para ocupar uma posição profissional.

Felizmente, vivemos em uma época em que a tecnologia é um aliado valioso, o que significa que nenhum aluno é deixado sozinho. Treinamento adequado está ao alcance de suas mãos através de nosso processo interativo online em tempo real, usando o que há de mais atual em software de webconferência.

Quais as formas do teste TOEFL posso escolher?

Em 2020, existem dois tipos de teste TOEFL para os alunos escolherem, embora em anos anteriores houvesse até três formas diferentes para fazer o teste. Atualmente, os formatos oficiais do TOEFL são:

  • A versão em papel, também conhecida como PBT, na qual os alunos escrevem suas respostas no papel, como em qualquer outro exame tradicional.

  • A versão online, mais conhecida como iBT, tornou-se a forma mais usada do TOEFL. Esse teste dura aproximadamente 3 horas e é pontuado em uma escala de 0 a 120 pontos. Ele contém quatro seções: Leitura, Audição, Fala e Escrita, com uma pontuação máxima de 30 pontos por seção.

Quem supervisiona a pontuação e a administração do teste TOEFL?

Desde 1965, o Serviço de Testes Educacionais (ETS) é responsável pelo TOEFL. A ETS é uma organização privada sem fins lucrativos, que cria e administra os testes. ETS também é responsável pela emissão de relatórios oficiais de pontuação, enviados independentemente para muitas instituições e válidos por dois anos após o teste. Atualmente, ela desenvolve, administra e realiza mais de 50 milhões de testes a cada ano em mais de 180 países, em mais de 9000 locais. A importância dessa organização para a prova é o motivo pelo qual também é conhecido como ETS TOEFL ou TOEFL ETS.