Your Insider Guide to the TOEFL

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TOEFL Tutor – Prep Information for the TOEFL is a comprehensive resource for independent advice on preparing for the TOEFL. We'll help you put together an effective TOEFL preparation strategy and weed out the many myths surrounding the TOEFL. The TOEFL is a test that is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), one of the world's most respected organizations for standardized testing. The TOEFL is used by undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in English-speaking countries to screen international applicants for the requisite abilities in the English language. It is one of the most widely taken standardized tests in the world.

To navigate our TOEFL tutor website, please see the links on the left. "About" will give you an overview of TOEFL content, scoring, and use in university admissions. See "Registration" for information on how to select a test date and sign up for the TOEFL. "Sections" provides a more detailed discussion of the skills assessed on the TOEFL, and "Preparation" summarizes the ways in which you can study for the exam. "FAQ" answers a number of questions commonly asked by test-takers. For more information, get in touch with us via the email address listed in the "Contact" link.

The TOEFL currently exists in two formats: the internet-based test (iBT) and the paper-based test (PBT). Among students who take the TOEFL, nearly all (97%) will undergo the internet-based version of the assessment. ETS provides a great deal of accessibility with respect to the TOEFL iBT, which can be taken more than 50 times per year at test centers conveniently located in major cities around the world. The TOEFL PBT is in the process of being discontinued, and this version of the exam is available infrequently and only in countries where internet testing is either impractical or prohibited. All test centers in North America and Europe offer the iBT exclusively, and the PBT is limited to a small number of countries.

Students may find TOEFL test dates and test centers via the ETS website, which is an essential source of information about the TOEFL. Locations and available test dates are searchable by country, and the fees for specific test administrations are listed as well. The ETS website also allows test-takers to register for the TOEFL online and to designate whichever institutions the student wants to receive score reports.

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