What Is TOEFL?
TOEFL means “Test of English as a Foreign Language”. Taking the TOEFL test is a very important part of your journey to studying in an English-speaking country or program.
A Standardized Test, the Test of English as a Foreign Language assesses the English Proficiency of people, whose native language is not English.
It tests the ability to understand North American English. Most Educational Institutes in the US and Canada ask applicants for their TOEFL® Scores. Institutes in other countries, where the mode and language of instruction is English, also use TOEFL®.
Why did the Test Change?
TOEFL® iBT is carefully designed to simulate university life. The new test better measures your ability to communicate your ideas in an academic setting and helps to confirm you are ready to participate in academic coursework and campus life.
It allows you to demonstrate that you can combine language skills by speaking or writing about material that you read and listen to, which is the key to academic success. It also helps institutions select students with the English communication skills needed to succeed.
The Internet-based TOEFL® Test
The TOEFL® Internet-based Test (TOEFL® iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success while studying.
TOEFL test measures your English proficiency when studying abroad, particularly in an English speaking country. The TOEFL internet Based (iBT) Test consists of four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. All four sections are taken on the same day, and the entire test is about four hours long. What is most unique about the test is that it ask you to combine, or integrate more than one language skills just like you do every day.
For example, sometimes you read a passage, listen to a short lecture about a topic, and then speak or write your response. And you can take notes throughout the entire test just like you would in a real academic class.
Language heard on the TOEFL iBT is designed to sound like real-life conversations from university lectures and classes, labs, professors’ discussions with students, study groups and everyday situations. The reading passages are taken from real textbooks and course materials. This method of testing replicates real university classrooms and life proves you can communicate your ideas and confirms you are prepared to begin your academic studies.
The following chart shows the range of questions and the timing for each section. The time limit for each section varies according to the number of questions.
|Test Section||No. of Questions||Timing||Score Scale|
|Reading||3-5 passages, 12-14 questions each||61-100 minutes||0-30|
|Listening||4-6 lectures, 6 questions each, 2-3 conversations, 5 questions each||61- 90 minutes||0-30|
|Speaking||6 tasks, 2 independent and 4 integrated||20 minutes||0-30|
|Writing||1 integrated task1 independent task||20 minutes
What Is an Integrated task?
These are questions or tasks in TOEFL® iBT which requires more than one language skill of test taker like listening and speaking.
Who Administers The TOEFL?
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.
Which Score is enough for me?
Different universities have different requirement. Most universities in US require scores not less than 79.
TOEFL Coaching: Exclusive Training & Guidance for all TOEFL exam only available at Multinational Educational Consulting (MEC).
How Long it Takes Test Score To Be Delivered To Mailing Addresses?
It takes 15 business days for test to be scored and 4-5 business days for the test to be delivered to mentioned universities.
TOEFL Test Score Requirements
Rest assured, there’s no passing or failing score. Score requirements are established by individual colleges and universities; check your selected schools to learn their required TOEFL test scores. You will receive a score on each section (a score of 0-30), and a total score for the entire test (0-120).
Getting My TOEFL Scores
Your scores will be posted online, usually within 10 days after the test date and extra 4-5 business days for the test scores to be delivered to the institution(s) indicated during the registration.
How Long is my TOEFL Scores Valid?
Educational Testing Services (ETS) will report scores for 2 years after your test date.
TOEFL REGISTRATION AND COACHING
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is conducted in more than 180 countries of the world. These centers are operated by Prometric which is a part of the Thomson Learning Center. On non-availability of the online version of the TOEFL test, the paper-based test is conducted on specific dates in specific locations.
In Nigeria the TOEFL test is conducted in several centers. The latest information with regard to the TOEFL iBT test can be checked out in the TOEFL official web site www.ets.org/toefl. The web site should be checked often to know the updated testing centers. Registration is a compulsory step in order to gain eligibility to take the TOEFL. TOEFL registration is possible in different ways. These are; online registration, registration by telephone and registration by mail. After registration we coach our students to ensure they have high scores that will guarantee admission into foreign institutions.
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How Much Does It Cost To Register and Coach for TOEFL EXAM?
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How to Register?
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TOEFL Coaching/Preparation at MEC
The best way to prepare for TOEFL is to plan your TOEFL Prep. A good study plan will be helpful for TOEFL Prep. The first thing that should be done when preparing for TOEFL is to get yourself familiar with the test. TOEFL is an exam you MUST register and pass in case you are aspiring to get admission into any of the native English speaking countries. It is not an easy task to get a high score in TOEFL; it requires total dedication and of course a good TOEFL Prep.
TOEFL prep can be divided into three major parts. The first is gaining knowledge and there is no alternate solution to this part. You have to study hard to do well in the exams. The second important part is to practice well to gain speed. The third but the most important part is to prepare yourself mentally for the exam. This will give you a lot of confidence before and during the exam.
Format of TOEFL Test
The most important thing while preparing yourself mentally for the TOEFL exam is to know the format of the exam. So you should find out which format is available in the test center of your choice, or alternatively which test center has the format of your choice. There are two types of formats available presently under which you can register yourself and take your exam. The first format is iBT or internet Based Test and the second format is PBT or Paper Based Test. Depending on which format is available in your country or location you can get yourself registered and do TOEFL coaching accordingly.
You can study through books, in the coaching centre or with friends. Educational Testing Service (ETS), the administering body for TOEFL exam, has itself published a guide book for preparation for TOEFL exam. A web site and a sampler by ETS are also available for TOEFL prep. There are numerous other books available in our office on TOEFL that will help you prepare well. You are free to ask us for names of these books. Note that the choice of a good textbook is very important.
The second part of mental preparation is about keeping your mental peace during the examination. This will be possible if there are no external factors affecting you. It is important that you get to the test centre early enough, carrying the necessary item(s) for proof of identification with you and knowing the directions from your house to the test centre. This will not only give you confidence but also save a lot of time during the examination.
Time required for TOEFL coaching/preparation entirely depends on the knowledge and skill you may have acquired in the past and the level may vary for students from different backgrounds. You can not exactly define the time required for the study but tentatively it may take up to 2 months for an average student. In this time you have to prepare yourself keeping in mind the format of the exam and also take as many practice tests as possible.
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Call us on 08060581501 to book for TOEFL coaching/preparation and study materials at MEC. Once you know the format that is available in your region or country, the next step would be to know about the syllabus of the exam. It will be very useful to go through some old TOEFL tests and get hold of some good study material. You may choose any method of study for TOEFL Prep.At MEC we offer excellent coaching plans for our students, ranging from weekdays and weekend coaching. Our teachers will help simplify the entire exam for you within the shortest possible time so you can do well at the end.
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Can MEC Register & Coach Students Who Are Not Residing In Lagos?
The answer is Yes. The only way we can assist you if you are outside Lagos is via Skype video call. After the exam registration by us, we will automatically create a skype ID for you, which will enable you attend all classes online at agreed time between you and your teachers. You will also need to buy our study materials/textbooks + CDs for easy follow up both during and after each class. When this is in place, you will be glad you ever dealt with us.
What is Different About TOEFL iBT?
• The TOEFL® iBT test has a new Speaking section, which includes independent tasks as well as integrated tasks in which you need to respond to material that you have read and listened to.
• There is no longer a Structure section, but grammar is indirectly tested in each section.
• Note taking is allowed throughout the test.
• The lectures and conversations in the Listening section are longer, but the language sounds much more like real life. Also, there are new types of questions that measure understanding of a speaker’s attitude, degree of purpose and certainty.
• The Reading section has new questions that ask test takers to categorize information and fill in a chart or complete a summary.
• In the Writing section, typing is required. There is an integrated task in addition to the independent task, and the scoring guides for rating are different from those used for the current test.
When to take the Test?
Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time around.
For the SAT Subject Tests, most students take them toward the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year. In general, you should take tests such as World History, Biology E/M, Chemistry or Physics as soon as possible after completing the course in the subject. Students tend to do better on other tests like languages after at least two years of study.
TOEFL TEST DATES
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DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION?
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ENGLISH TEST EQUIVALENCE TABLE
Do you find all of the different English language test scores confusing? Do you have trouble comparing between the various English test scores? Do you have trouble comparing a TOEFL score to a PTE or IELTS scores? Well, that’s understandable because there are a number of different language tests and they all have different systems. Even the TOEFL Paper Based Test, TOEFL Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT), and TOEFL Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) all have different scoring schemes.
The table below shows comparisons between various test score
|TOEFL Paper||TOEFL CBT||TOEFL IBT||IELTS||PTE|
|0 – 310||0 – 30||0 – 8||0 – 1.0||N/A|
|310 – 343||33 – 60||9 – 18||1.0 – 1.5||N/A|
|347 – 393||63 – 90||19 – 29||2.0 – 2.5||N/A|
|397 – 433||93 – 120||30 – 40||3.0 – 3.5||N/A|
|437 – 473||123 – 150||41 – 52||4.0||37 – 40|
|477 – 510||153 – 180||53 – 64||4.5 – 5.0||41 – 45|
|513 – 547||183 – 210||65 – 78||5.5 – 6.0||46 – 52|
|550 – 587||213 – 240||79 – 95||6.5 – 7.0||53 – 64|
|590 – 677||243 – 300||96 – 120||7.5 – 9.0||65 – 84|
|Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score||Top Score|