The TOEFL vs. Other Tests
Should you take the TOEFL or the IELTS? If you need to take the TOEFL and the SAT or GRE, how are these tests similar and different? How do TOEFL scores compare to CEFR levels? Read these articles to decide which tests you need to take, and to understand how the TOEFL compares to other standardized tests.
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There are a lot of schools that draw a hard line when it comes to the TOEFL—they really want to see TOEFL scores for admissions, and nothing else will do. But there are also quite a few schools and other agencies that see the TOEFL as one of several ways to prove English ability. In […]
I work with a lot of students who have the option to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL. Many of my students who prefer the IELTS say they prefer it because it’s more “real.” By this, they mean that the IELTS is paper-based and interview-based, while the TOEFL iBT is entirely done by computer. […]
A lot of students ask this question: which is better, TOEFL or IELTS? And our answer is always “it depends.” It depends on your personal situation and which universities you plan to apply to. If you plan to apply to mostly UK universities, IELTS could be a better option, however, this is not a hard and […]
Rachel recently posted about engineering programs that don’t accept the IELTS. In her post, she points out a case where the IELTS website says a university accepts their exam, but the university itself does not say that. Rachel then correctly reminds students to trust a university’s admissions website over any external source. To know what […]
As you all surely know, if you’re an international student and you want to study in the US, you’ll need to take an English language proficiency exam as part of your university applications. But, which exam should you take? We’ve already written a comparison of the content on the TOEFL and IELTS, as well as […]