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.