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ETS has reiterated its commitment to helping students by launching a free online TOEFL prep course.
This test is a gateway to a world of opportunities for millions of people around the world. This English language proficiency test is a crucial step in the process of completing their higher education dream. More than 10,000 universities, agencies, institutions and organizations worldwide – including in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom – accept TOEFL scores. And research shows that 90 percent of TOEFL test takers surveyed have been accepted into their first- or second-choice university.
“The opportunity to pursue one’s dreams is a human right, and ETS believes that all people should have access to coursework, tools, and resources to be successful. This free, online course is intended to further assist participants in improving their English-language skills and understanding the ins and outs of the TOEFL test, the world’s most widely respected English-language assessment,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the ETS TOEFL Program.
The course has an additional speaking skill-building activity which seeks to enhance the participant’s communication skills by practicing with an automated person. The exercise involves ordinary situations that people encounter like ordering in a cafe, conversing with a fellow student, speaking to the career counselor etc.
“The doors of opportunity open wide for students who study abroad at universities where English is the language of instruction, and this course provides them with a convenient and pressure-free way to prepare themselves for success,” Brown added.
The course, called “TOEFL Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide,” is set up like a global classroom, in that it is highly interactive, provides access to world-class instructors who actually work on the TOEFL test, and facilitates conversation among instructors and learners from around the world.
Participants are encouraged to collaborate, create study groups and share tips amongst themselves in this coursework. The aim is to brush up the skills screened in the TOEFL test – reading, listening, speaking and writing.
During the weeks covering the Speaking and Writing sections, all learners who complete the practice questions can have their responses scored by an automated scoring engine and receive a scaled score range for their performance.
Of the 167,656 students who have taken the last edition of this course since August 5, 2017, India registered the third largest number of test takers at 8,796, which is more than 5 percent of the entire global test-taker volume for this course, a testimony to the growing appeal of this test in India.
More than 625000 participants have opted for this course across 200 nations. Already it has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. So if you want to survive the race enroll the course at http://bit.ly/2tws7d5.