What is the best way to prepare for the TOEFL?
The TOEFL test is a measurement of English ability, and many universities in the United States require a certain score on the TOEFL for admission.
Students must improve their English language skills to achieve a higher score on the TOEFL. The CESL intensive English program helps students improve all their English language skills for the TOEFL.
The best way for getting a higher score on the TOEFL is to increase your English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Consider, there are many opportunities to improve your skills at CESL.
Level 10-30 At these beginning levels, your teachers will guide you in the most efficient way to improve your English skills and ultimately, your TOEFL score. Moreover, to your class work, you should read, write, listen to, and speak English as much as possible.
Level 40-50 In addition to the above, at this level, it is a good idea to work on integrating your skills. For instance, listen to the news and take notes; read a short novel and write a critique of it.
Partake in discussion groups and get a conversation partner. Also read and discuss academic subjects.
Doing well in your Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar classes is the best way to quickly improve your TOEFL score.
Try to pay attention to your teacher's comments about your grammatical errors and focus on eliminating them.
Level 60-70 At these levels, your Basic English skills have developed to create a good foundation in English. So, to increase your reading level and speed, you can listen to longer lectures on academic topics, take notes, summarize and synthesize information.
Also it may be a good idea to take a course in Test Taking Skills. Consider this course will not necessarily improve your English, but it could decrease test anxiety and teach you some techniques at taking tests efficiently. Consequently it would also be a good idea to focus on your weakest skill by taking an elective class that will give you more practice on that skill.
CESL students can use CESL Lab TOEFL materials or on-line TOEFL practice. They can check out a TOEFL Preparation CD to use at any time in the CESL lab. Also students can take a pre-test and discover the skills they need to work on. They can do exercises on those specific skills. And a lab monitor will help you get started.