TOEFL Coaching Classes
Test Of English s a Foreign Language
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test which assesses the English language abilities of candidates who are not native speakers of English. It is administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service) and is offered about 50 times in a year at around 4500 test centres around the world.
The TOEFL measures the test takers ability to use and understand English and evaluates how well listening, reading, speaking and writing skills are combined to perform academic tasks. TOEFL is generally mandatory for students who wish to begin undergraduate or graduate studies in the US.
Importance of TOEFL Coaching Classes
The TOEFL is only available as an Internet Based Test (IBT) in India. There are four sections – Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing, and the test lasts for about four and a half hours.
In the Reading section (60-80 mins /36-56 questions), a candidate has to read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions. The Listening test (60–90 minutes /34–51 questions) will have questions based on lectures, classroom discussions and conversations that one hears. A set of headphones are provided for this section. In the Speaking section (6 tasks /20 mins) an opinion will have to be expressed on a familiar topic and candidates will be asked to speak based on reading and listening tasks. The Writing section (50 mins /2 tasks) has an essay based on reading and listening tasks and the candidate will also be asked to support an opinion.
In order to receive an official score, the test taker must answer at least one question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least one essay, and complete at least one Speaking task. All sections are scored between 0 and 30 and the total score is between 0 and 120.
Test fees and registration
Registration for the test can be done online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One can also register by phone or mail. Online and telephonic registration closes seven days before the test date. If registering by mail, forms must be received at least four weeks before the test date. An original, valid passport is compulsory for both registration and taking the test.
The current fees for TOEFL are US$ 170 and can be paid with a credit/debit card.
Only an electronic score report is given to the candidate unless one has requested a paper copy. The test fee also entitles a candidate to send up to 4 official score reports to the institutions or agencies selected. Additional reports will be charged at US $19 per score report. TOEFL test scores are valid for 2 years after the date of the test.
Advantage of TOEFL Coaching Classes
Coaching provided by Growth Centre will help a student develop the four communication skills that are tested and score well in this English proficiency test.