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Course SummaryGet ready for the TOEFL iBT exam this self-paced test prep course. Accessible at any time, this convenient resource covers all the information you'll need to know for the exam. We've also included plenty of self-assessment quizzes to help you make sure you're fully prepared for the TOEFL test.
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About The Course
The TOEFL iBT is accepted by more than 9,000 colleges and universities worldwide. This internet-based exam is usually a requirement for admission if you're a non-native speaker planning to attend an English-speaking university. It is used to gauge your ability to read, listen, speak and write in English. This test is administered in the U.S. and globally at least 50 times per year.
TOEFL iBT Registration and Preparation
Registration for the TOEFL iBT is available online, but you can also register by phone, through the mail, or at a TOEFL iBT Resource Center. You can register for your exam up to 3-4 months prior to the exam date. To avoid a fee, you'll need to register at least seven days in advance of your exam. Identification is required to take the exam, but the type of ID you need will depend on the country in which you will take the exam. U.S. test centers require a passport for non-U.S. citizens while U.S. citizens can submit a passport, driver's license, military I.D. or state I.D. card. A test fee is required for the TOEFL iBT, and you'll get a score report for you and four institutions as part of that fee.
Video lessons on all of the subject areas for the TOEFL iBT are available in this course. These lessons include self-assessment quizzes to make sure you understand the material. In addition to helping you review content specific to the exam, this course also includes lessons on testing strategies for each exam section. On the day of your exam, you'll bring your valid ID and registration number. Cell phones, electronic devices and all other personal items aren't allowed in the test area.
TOEFL iBT Scoring and Score Reports
You can score up to 120 points on the TOEFL iBT exam, with each of the four sections assigning scaled scores of 0-30. A combination of human scorers and computer scorers will be used for this exam. Your score report will not tell you if you passed or failed, since each university determines the passing score required for admission. You can view your scores online about ten days after you take the exam. Official score reports are sent out about two weeks after your exam.
TOEFL iBT: Reading Section
The reading section of the TOEFL iBT measures your ability to read academic works, including textbooks and academic articles, in English. This section has 36-56 questions that you'll answer after reading short passages of academic material. This section needs to be completed in 60-80 minutes. You'll be tested on how well you comprehend, find critical information and learn from academic material. The self-paced lessons and quizzes in this course teach you how to use context to determine the meaning of words, understand tone and interpret literary meaning. You'll also learn how to use inference and word structure to determine meaning.
TOEFL iBT: Listening Section
This section will test how well you understand English when it is spoken. You'll listen to academic lectures, discussions and conversations then answer 34-51 questions about these materials. This section has to be completed in 60-90 minutes and measures your ability to comprehend spoken English, understand what is being said and draw conclusions from the lecture or discussion. Use the prep course to learn how to listen for tone, the main point, agreement or disagreement and basic comprehension. Lessons and self-assessment quizzes help you understand how to listen critically and synthesize information.
TOEFL iBT: Speaking Section
The speaking section tests you on how well you can speak English in a college classroom and outside of class. You'll answer six questions for this section and have 20 minutes to complete it. Two questions will focus on your ability to use your own ideas and thoughts in your responses and the remaining four questions will have you incorporate other skills, such as reading and listening, into your responses. The speaking lessons in this prep course show you how to pace yourself when speaking, correct errors in your speech and fix your mistakes while you're speaking. You'll learn strategies for responding to these test questions and sample questions to help you practice your responses.
TOEFL iBT: Writing Section
In the writing section, you'll use your reading and listening skills to write essay responses in English. This section has 2 questions that need to be completed in 50 minutes. You'll be asked to write a response to a reading and listening passage and write an essay on an issue of your choosing. The independent essay requires you to state and support your opinion on your selected issue. The writing section of this course provides lessons on essential grammar and usage methods, in addition to videos that teach you how to write essential parts of an essay, such as the introduction, thesis statement and essay body. This course also provides strategies for completing the writing tasks and opportunities to practice writing your responses and essays for the exam.
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