TOEFL

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TOEFL

TOEFL is an exam required by most US and Canadian university to prove proficiency (especially international students coming from countries where English is not native language). It measures your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks in English. Many Universities in Europe and other countries also accept TOEFL (IELTS is popular outside USA).

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. It is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. Most universities require TOEFL score ranging from 80-100. Who should take TOEFL?

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas

Test Format

There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).Each section of TOEFL has a max score of 30; total max score is 120. Most universities require TOEFL score ranging from 80-100. Scores will be posted online within two weeks of the test date. You can view score online at ets.org. On test day, you can select up to four institutions to send your score for free.

Listening

  • 60-90 minutes
  • 34 – 51 questions
  • Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.

Reading

  • 60-80minutes
  • 36 – 56 questions
  • Read 3 or 4 passages from academic text and answer questions.

Writing

  • 50 minutes
  • 2 tasks
  • Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

Speaking

  • 20 minutes
  • 6 questions
  • Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.

Whygo TOEFL Courses

All key courses consist of 16, twice weekly 3-hour lessons and last for 8 weeks. Each course integrates the key skills and tips for TOEFL Speaking, TOEFL Writing, TOEFL Reading and TOEFL Listening at the appropriate level, as well as the TOEFL specific grammar and vocabulary.

Whygo Language Center offers four different kinds of TOEFL courses, each targeting a different level of English. Each course covers specific aspects of TOEFL Speaking, TOEFL Writing, TOEFL Reading and TOEFL Listening, that can help you achieve the specific TOEFL score that most applicants need. The basic course if for those who want to reach an TOEFL score of about 70 , the second level is more intermediate and will help students reach a level of about TOEFL 80, finally the last level is for those who want to get a score of TOEFL 100+.

TOEFL Courses Outline

Beginner

  • Students who have never tried TOEFL
  • Students who have a good English
  • You will learn about the format of the test as well as the basic skills needed to reach TOEFL 80

Intermediate

  • Students who have already finished the beginner TOEFL course at Whygo
  • Students who have failed in other schools but who already understand the test quite well
  • Students who have a very good English, especially in reading and writing
  • You will learn about advanced skills such as Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Synthesizing as well as intermediate skills needed to reach scores between TOEFL 80 and TOEFL 100

Advanced

  • Students who have already finished the intermediate TOEFL course at Whygo
  • Students who have already tried the TOEFL test but wish to get more than TOEFL 100
  • Students who have failed in other schools but who already understand the test quite well
  • Students who have an excellent English and who already master all four TOEFL sections
  • Students who are moving on to GRE or GMAT and need advanced vocabulary and grammar
  • You will learn about advanced vocabulary and sentence structures as well as advanced skills needed to reach scores over TOEFL 100 +