WHAT IS THE TOEFL™?
A standardized test, the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL™) assesses the English proficiency of applicants, whose native language does not happen to be English. It tests the ability to understand North American English. Most educational institutes in US and Canada (approximately 2400) ask applicants for their TOEFL™ Scores. Most applicants take the TOEFL™ test as a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. In addition, many governments, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL™ scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language.
The TOEFL™ Internet-based Test (TOEFL™ iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. The structure of the TOEFL™ iBT is as follows:
READING (54-72 min) (30-40 questions) (0-30 scoring scale) 3-4 passages from academic texts; approx 700 word long with 10 questions per passage.
LISTENING (41-57 min) (28-39 questions) (0-30 scoring scale) 3-4 lectures each 3-5 min long with 6 questions each; 2-3 conversations, each 3 minutes long with 5 questions each.
SPEAKING (17 min) (4 tasks) (0-30 scoring scale) 1 task to express an opinion on a topic; 3 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.
WRITING (50 min) (2 tasks) (0-5 points converted to 0-30 scoring scale) 1 task to write based on what is read or listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.
The US-based “Educational Testing Service” (ETS), develops and administers the TOEFL™. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about TOEFL, please refer to the official website of TOEFL™ www.toefl.org
What is the scoring scale for the TOEFL™ iBT Test?
- Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 120 (Maximum) with 1-point increment. Four scores are reported on the TOEFL™:
- Reading score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Listening score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Writing score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Speaking score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
TOEFL (ibt) Test Prep Courses and TOEFL (itp) Classes
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt or itp) is a test that measures people’s English language skills to see if they are good enough to take a course at university or graduate school in English-speaking countries. It is for people whose native language is not English. TOEFL scores are increasingly and predominantly accepted by US colleges and universities.
Brighter Prep Dubai’s TOEFL course offers comprehensive preparatory programs for the TOEFL examination. Brighter Prep offers TOEFL preparatory courses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul. 3 types of TOEFL preparatory courses are offered: Group course, Individual course, and Hybrid course. A TOEFL diagnostic test precedes each student’s admission into the TOEFL preparatory course.
The TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, assesses the English language ability of candidates looking at studying in English speaking countries. It is one of the two major language tests accepted across the world, the other one being the IELTS.
As opposed to the IELTS, which is a 2 hours 45 minutes test, the TOEFL takes 4 hours to complete. The four sections are the same, focusing on Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills. Each section receives a score ox maximum 30, and the 4 tests are then added towards the final score, which is out of 120.Each university has its own required minimum score, which can range from as low as 61 to as high as 110.
The TOEFL is administered as an Internet-Based Test, although specific locations around the word still use the Paper Based Test. The TOEFL score is valid for up to two years.
TOEFL test is available in 2 different formats.
- TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test) that is being brought in around the world which measures listening, speaking, reading and writing. The most commonly used format.
- TOEFL ITP(Institutional Testing Program), is the one you should not consider if you plan to study abroad.
Struggling to do the TOEFL IBT?
Check with your local university of choice to see if they accept the TOEFL ITP.
In the UAE, this exam is commonly known as “the local TOEFL”. It is only use by certain local higher education facilities to test their own students and is NOT accepted by other local higher education institutions as proof of their English ability nor by international universities. For those you will need to take the TOEFL ITP.
ITP’s questions and content are very similar to the TOEFL Paper-based exam. Assessments are made in:
• Structure ( Grammar )
• Reading comprehension
The scores may vary: 200-500 is the range for the beginner/intermediate level scale and 310-677 correspond to an intermediate/advanced level scale.
ITP tests are conducted on the campus of the individual relevant universities or can be done at AmidEast either in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
A certificate is issued which is valid for 2 years
LLCC is able to assist you to prepare for this test by conducting 30 hours of instruction which includes study materials and mock exams.
The test is in English and administered via the Internet. There are four sections(Listening, reading, Speaking and Writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.
|Reading||60-80 minutes||36-56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.|
|Listening||60-90 minutes||34-51 questions||Listen to lectures, class room discussions and conversations and answer questions.|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; Speak based on reading and listening tasks|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks;support an opinion in writing.|
LLCC TOEFL Group Courses consist of:
- 10 core classes of 2 hours each
- Include comprehensive Practice Tests
- Unlimited reading, writing, listening and speaking practices
- A complimentary 30-minute session with our Admissions Consultants to discuss your university applications
Each week the classes shall focus on one particular module. Each module has different structures and skill sets that are required and as such the classes are designed to cater to the requirements that need to be met.
Individual Course allows for customization per the needs and requirements of the students. We offer the needful flexibility in terms of the number of sessions, length of each session and the time of the session(s), but it’s based on the availability of Trainers.
TOEFL one-to-one premier tutoring allows students to:
- Customize a program designed and delivered around your needs
- Set the schedule and pace that’s right for you in conjunction with your tutor
- Get realistic practice with full-length TOEFL Practice Test experiences
- Exam Preparation
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