Warsaw, Poland (February 1, 2013) — To assist the growing number of students taking the TOEFL® test, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has introduced a suite of free study resources to help test takers prepare for and do well on the TOEFL iBT® test.
The free resources, available via the official ETS website, www.ets.org/toefl, and the TOEFL Go Anywhere website, www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org, give students access to a number of useful test preparation tools, including sample test questions, planning calendars and videos that provide an in-depth look at each section of the test. Additionally, the resources provide practical tips on how to master the English language and succeed in a variety of real-life study-abroad situations such as applying to universities and obtaining student visas.
"Being familiar with the test format and types of questions that appear on the TOEFL test will allow students to do their best,” commented Pamela Treves, Director of the TOEFL Brand. “The resources provide a variety of learning strategies, tips and techniques to assist all types of learners with their study preparation. We hope students will take advantage of the free test prep created by ETS, the developer of the TOEFL test."
The TOEFL test measures the four skills — reading, writing, speaking and listening — that students need to succeed and excel in an academic environment.
Accepted at more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, and many other European countries, the TOEFL test offers many options for prospective students applying to universities and colleges around the world.
The list below provides more detail on the free resources for test takers:
1) TOEFL® Go Anywhere Website (www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org):
Visit the official TOEFL website, designed specifically for test takers, that is constantly updated with new resources and prep tools. Through the site’s multimedia platforms, students can access sample questions and official TOEFL test prep, search for institutions that accept the TOEFL test and learn more about score requirements.
2) TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep (www.ets.org/toefl/quickprep): Students are always requesting more sample test questions from ETS. TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep offers test questions that have appeared on past TOEFL tests to aid students with study preparation.
3) "Inside the TOEFL® Test" Video Series (www.ets.org/toefl/video_library/): A five-part video series provides an in-depth look at the Writing and Speaking sections to familiarize students with the test.
4) TOEFL® Test Prep Planner (www.ets.org/toefl/planner): The TOEFL® Test Prep Planner provides an eight-week calendar to help test takers get familiar with the format of the TOEFL test and become aware of available resources.
5) TOEFL Journey® Program (www.toeflgoanywhere.org/user/toefl-journey): The TOEFL Journey® program creates a personalized experience for students based on their expressed study-abroad interests and identified stage within the testing process. The free, interactive program also provides access to a wide spectrum of resources, including helpful hints for living in a foreign country, information on obtaining student visas and scholarship opportunities, as well as timely and helpful email messages customized for the test-taker’s journey.
6) "Welcome to the TOEFL iBT® Testing Site" Video (www.toeflgoanywhere.org/content/what-expect-test-day): Those interested in learning more about what to expect on test day can view this six-minute video to become familiar with the registration, check-in and testing process.
7) TOEFL® TV Channel Hosted on YouTube® (www.youtube.com/TOEFLtv):
Easily accessible videos that share best practices and study tips regarding the TOEFL test from English-language teachers, students who have taken the test and representatives from institutions around the world that accept TOEFL scores are available to assist students.
8) "TOEFL iBT® Resources: An Overview for Students" Video (www.ets.org/s/toefl/flash/17494/TOEFL_Resources_Web_Video.htm): A comprehensive video previewing the numerous resources ETS has developed to help TOEFL test takers prepare for test day.
9) Newly Launched TOEFL® Page on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/TOEFL): The TOEFL Program recently launched a TOEFL page on Facebook to engage test takers worldwide and share timely information regarding English-language learning. Join the conversation today!
About the TOEFL Test
For nearly 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world. The assessment measures an individual’s ability to use and understand English and evaluates how well an individual is able to integrate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
The TOEFL test is recognized by more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 27 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org