The jury is out on the importance of TOEFL, the main culprit for the debate being the steady acceleration of people opting for IELTS.
Let’s talk FACTS… TOEFL is still one of the principal tools of measurement that evaluates the ability of a person to use and understand English as an academic language. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) created by ETS is operated worldwide. It primarily evaluates the capability of non-English speaking candidates, willing to pursue higher education in the English speaking nations.
TOEFL is an essential evaluating yardstick and can be looked upon as one of the standardized criteria for admission. Officially, the score obtained are effective for a period of two years.
Importance of TOEFL in Overseas Education
If your dream is to embark upon pursuing higher studies with an overseas university essentially English speaking in nature TOEFL becomes one of its inseparable constituents. Whether you want to pursue Sciences or study Architecture course, you have to have a face-off with TOEFL. It throws light on your capability to use and comprehend English especially in the areas of reading, speaking, listening and writing.
Besides Australia, Great Britain and United States of America as many as 130 nations rely on this test for evaluation. The fact remains that the measuring pattern guides the admission scheme of as many as eight thousand universities speaks volumes about its globalized importance.
TOEFL is an Internet based test also referred to as ‘iBT’, designed to assess the essential cognitive ability of foreign speakers. In the absence of Internet accessibility; one can opt for its paper-based alternative.
Registration and scoring TOEFL
In order to gauge your eligibility for TOEFL a prior registration is required. You need to create an ETS account, choose test dates, venue and book a slot that is most suitable. Minimum requirement is determined by respective universities/colleges/institutions. Internet centric test is based on total score of 0 – 120.
Strategies for preparing for the online test
In order to give your best, it is important that you enroll for test preparation classes. The purpose of such classes is to help you reach out to interactive examples.
- Sign up for Test Prep with AURA;
- Make sure you know the score requirement for your chosen university;
- Brainstorm some Speaking and Writing topics before the TOEFL;
- Take notes during the TOEFL as the clips are not repeated;
- Incorporate (more) English into your daily life;
- Practice Speaking and Writing English in a distracting environment;
- Practice Speaking and Writing with a timer.
Contact AURA for details on Test Prep classes on TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, GMAT.