TOEFL

About the Training

Introduction


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) helps people who aspire to study or move abroad to stand out confidently in English. Accepted by more than 11,000 universities and institutions globally, TOEFL is conducted by Educational Testing Services, which is responsible for setting the TOEFL questions, conducting the test, and sending each examinee their scorecard.

Eligibility

TOEFL has no specific eligibility criteria prescribed by the ETS- the body that conducts the TOEFL test. However, candidates should hold a valid passport to present as proof of identity at the time of the exam.

Career

TOEFL is preferred more by students who want to pursue higher education abroad.

Note- Training for TOEFL through iKounselor includes several effective strategies to achieve perfect scores, like Mock Tests, Efficient Time Management, Personalized Sessions, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions.

Format

TOEFL test is set for a duration of 3 hours and comprises the assessment of four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. During the test, test takers are asked to perform combined tasks so that the above-mentioned skills are assessed perfectly.

Test Preparation 

It includes four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking.

The Listening Section

This tests the candidate’s ability to understand the spoken language and also the different accents and dialects of spoken English. The listening pattern is divided into two categories- Lectures and Conversations

  • It has 5-6 minute long lectures, which in number are 3-4 lectures. Each of the lectures would have 6 questions.
  • Conversations- There would be a 2 speaker conversation of a 3-minute duration each. There would be 2-3 such conversations. 

The time allotted for this section would be 60-90 mins.

The reading section

This focuses on how well a student can read and comprehend the written language. In this section, there are 3 to 4 reading passages constructed with 600 or more words. There would be 10 questions from every passage. The time allocation for this section called TOEFL iBT pattern of reading should be between 50 to 70 minutes. Each of the passages features excerpts taken from textbooks found at the university level. Some of the best TOEFL coachings in India prepare you by helping you read fast and assimilate information.

The Writing Section

It has two subparts
Independent Task:  Here the candidates are evaluated on how they present their thoughts, opinions, and experiences;
Integrated Task: Where everything from speaking, reading, listening and writing are tested.

The Speaking Section

This section of TOEFL focuses on the speaking pattern of the examinee. It tests the convenience with which they converse in English in respect to educational instances.

Frequently Asked Questions about TOEFL coaching centre


  1. Which institute is best for TOEFL?

    It is important to note that good TOEFL coaching will result in high scores. A Toefl coaching centre decision is highly dependent on your needs. If you need something just to improve your speaking skills, you may select any institute or even a private tutor.

    In case you need help with structure, times, grammar then you need guided help. Some of the TOEFL centres only run live classes. The problem with live classes is that they are neither quick, not adaptable. They run for a longer period and it is difficult to attend their recorded sessions. For that, it is always better to choose those that give you more flexibility.

    Some of the best TOEFL coaching in India focus on their practice materials, mock tests, guided and impactful training. iKounsellor has consistently been regarded as the best TOEFL institute for its practice materials, adaptability and student-centric approach.

  2. What is the cost of TOEFL coaching?

    The TOEFL coaching centres in India are plenty and varied. Some of the TOEFL institutes focus on live classes and a lot of material that is provided to students. Some focus on overall mentorship and training. Some of the best coaching institutes for TOEFL emphasized guidance and mock tests. Despite having good English, students enrol in the TOEFL coaching centre to learn about time management and writing skills.

    To know the cost of TOEFL coaching at iKounsellor, one of the best TOEFL coaching in India, please get in touch with our counsellors and they will be able to assist you with all your queries. 

  1. What is TOEFL coaching?

    TOEFL exam is conducted to test the students based on their ability to listen, read, speak and write the English language. For studying at any foreign university, proficiency in English is a prerequisite. While some students may have a good command of the language, they along with those should register themselves at a TOEFL centre.

    Students taking training or coaching at these TOEFL centres receive an average of 30 hours of training which is comprehensive and inclusive. With a well-stocked library and extensive branch network, the TOEFL centres teach and guide students to achieve the best possible scores. The test preparation enhances the focus of students that help them score higher in each section.

    The coaching focuses on graded assessment writing, custom study schedules, practise tests, expert video guidance, practice questions and score prediction.

  2. How much is the TOEFL exam fee in India?

The TOEFL Registration Fees and the TOEFL home edition price in India vary according to the testing location. A Late fee for TOEFL registration is US$40. There is a TOEFL reschedule fee of US$60. In case there is a TOEFL cancel refund it will be US$20. 

  1. How should I prepare for TOEFL?

TOEFL is a high-stress examination. The need to get the exact score to be able to secure your position in the institute of choice adds to the already existing stress of peer pressure, pressure while appearing for the examination. While you should join a TOEFL institute to help you prepare well and accurately, here are some tips that you may follow too-

  • Take short, concise notes- During the examination, the audio clip is only playable once. You need to answer the question in any of the sections based on that one hear of the audio clip. Practice taking notes in real-time, like when your lecturer is teaching in your TOEFL centre or play multiple audio clips at home and take shorthand but concise notes. Practice your fast handwriting to make the notes legible.

  • Practice Tests- We can’t lay more emphasis on this. When you have a specific goal, you need to practice it. Not only does it increase your accuracy, but it also helps you gain focus, understand the environment and increase your speed. Check out the free practice tests online or take them from your friends attending TOEFL coaching.

  • Listen to podcasts- Listening to podcast increase your audio comprehension of the language without relying on stills to explain the meaning. It also helps you get a better grip on the pronunciation of the various words and vocabulary.

  • Practice QWERTY keyboard typing. This may be unfamiliar for most and typing would end up taking away a bulk of your time. So start practising and typing on QWERTY keys.



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