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All About the TOEFL®

A letter to the ESL teachers around the globe…..

There is no way to argue that one-on-one tutoring is one of the best ways to prepare for the TOEFL® exam. However, one or two hours a week, studying with a teacher will never be enough to improve your overall… Continue Reading →

Getting Ready for Test Day – Things to Expect

Everyone gets nervous before a big test. As test day approaches, a feeling of uneasiness begins to set in. Questions like, “am I properly prepared for the exam?” or “do I have everything that I need (documentation, id, etc.) for… Continue Reading →

To study in the United States would be a dream come true!!

Studying abroad in the United States would be amazing, right?  But is it really POSSIBLE?? I’m here to tell you that anything is POSSIBLE, BUT it all depends on how bad you want it.  There are a million stories about… Continue Reading →

Independent Essay Template

Paragraph 1 (Introduction) Sentence one:  A “hook.”  This is an interesting sentence that describes the topic of the essay without stating your main point.  Example:  “Children have an incredible number of interests, so there are many possible gifts to give… Continue Reading →

Integrated Essay Template

Paragraph One (Introduction): The reading and the lecture are both about ________, which is _________. The author of the reading believes that ______________________. The lecturer casts doubt on the claims made in the article. He/She thinks that _____________________. Paragraph Two… Continue Reading →

5 Secrets to Taking Good Notes for the TOEFL

Keep it simple. Don’t try to write everything down; you won’t have that much time during the test, or during a lecture when you’re in school. Write down key words and concepts, not sentences. Always try to focus on capturing… Continue Reading →

Essay Strategy: 20 Sets of Transition Words / Phrases To Know

Transition words make your writing easier to understand and create relationship between two sentences and ideas. To know these 20 words / phrases sets, just brows the list once a week or better yet – memorize it. In addition, also… Continue Reading →

Writing the TOEFL Integrated Essay Without Fear: A 7-step Plan

“What will my topic be?” “Will I have enough time to finish my essay?” “How badly will my hand (and brain) hurt at the end of the test?” When you sit down to write the TOEFL Integrated essay, there will probably… Continue Reading →

What is the TOEFL??

 If you are a international student looking to study in a university in an English speaking country, then you may need to take a TOEFL test. TOEFL is an acronym of the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which… Continue Reading →

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