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TOEFL, (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) is an English competency qualification required by most, if not all USA and Canadian university to prove proficiency in English language ability for those who come from countries where English is not the native language. The TOEFL assesses non-native English speakers' academic listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Over 2400 US and Canadian colleges and universities require a TOEFL test score in order to admit overseas students to further and higher educational programmes of study. Regardless of past academic qualifications or overseas travel, the TOEFL is still required if a non-native English speaking student wishes to study for an Undergraduate degree, (BA/BEng/BSc...) a Postgraduate degree, (MA/MEng/MSc...) or a Doctorate degree, (JD/Mphil/Phd/PsyD ...) in The United States of America or Canada. (Please also keep in mind that both The USA and Canada also accept IELTS Academic, ETL strongly recommends that all of our learners check with their prospective colleges or universities in the USA or Canada before applying for either the TOEFL or IELTS exam preparation programmes with English Training Lounge.
Remember to always check with your intended college or university of study on English proficiency qualification requirements before starting either the IELTS or TOEFL Exam Preparation programmes with ETL.
As with all ETL courses, we offer flexible training times, including evenings and weekends if needed.
The Four Skills TOEFL examins: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing
The TOEFL paper test and TOEFL iBT, (Internet Based Test) uses six different tasks to simulate and assess real academic demands that students will face and provides test takers with feedback on aspects of academic demands and proficiency. During the test, candidates are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
- Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
- Listen and then speak in response to a question
- Read, listen and then write in response to a question
In addition to the English skills proficency, candidates are required to be familiar with the following requirements:
- academic course content
- campus situations
- knowledge of chosen course topics
English Training Lounge targets the four skills covered in the TOEFL and methods and tactics needed to score high in both the paper test and iBT.
As with all of our English courses the learner chooses the times and numbers of study block hours to suit their needs. That said, ETL strongy encourages all of our learners to follow the 12 hours minimum to 48 hours maximum intensive TOEFL training programme. TOEFL is in-depth and detailed, as is the IELTS and we at English Training Lounge always make sure that all of our prospective learners fully understand the level of commitment needed on their behalf when preparing for the exam.
The ETL TOEFL Preparation Programme outline is as follows, (Based on the 12 hour minimum study block):
|Skills||Study Hours||Exam Questions Review||Tasks Covered|
|Reading||3 hours||Study 36 - 56 question||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.|
|Listening||3 hours||Study 34–51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions with tutor's guidance.|
|Speaking||3 hours||Review 6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks with guidance from the tutor.|
|Writing||3 hours||Review 2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing with guidance and input from the tutor.|
Before deciding on the number of study blocks, we invite all potential English Training Lounge TOEFL learners to an online face to face meeting to discuss their needs and abilities.
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