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The New TOEFL: TOEFL Essentials™

Educational Testing Service (ETS) quietly announced a new version of the TOEFL called TOEFL Essentials. Students can register for this new TOEFL starting in May 2021 for test dates administered in August 2021. This is big news for students taking the TOEFL. In this article, I’ll provide information about the new test, how it’s different […]

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How to Take the TOEFL Home Edition

The TOEFL has released a new home edition, available everywhere in the world except for mainland China and Iran. (China and Iran have begun to reopen their traditional TOEFL test centers, and China also offers the TOEFL ITP Plus as an alternative test.) But how do you take the TOEFL from the comfort of your […]

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What Is the Duolingo English Test (and Is it Right for You)?

UPDATE: The Covid-19 pandemic has made center-based testing unavailable in much of the world. Because of this, Duolingo, which is taken at home over the Internet, is now accepted as a substitute for the TOEFL and IELTS at a growing number of universities. At this point, nearly 1,000 universities accept the Duolingo exam, and many […]

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