Archive | What is the TOEFL?

What is the TOEFL? These articles cover any general information not covered in our sections on scores, retakes, test dates, or the TOEFL vs. other tests.

FAQs: TOEFL Information

Students have a lot of questions about the TOEFL — we would know! Luckily, we also have a lot of answers to those questions. What better place to find frequently asked questions than Google? Below are the most commonly Googled topics, and our answers, about general TOEFL information. Consider it your shortcut to finding the […]

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What is the TOEFL?

We’ve answered a lot of questions about the TOEFL on this blog, but up until now, we’ve never provided an answer to perhaps the most beginner question of all: what is the TOEFL? The TOEFL takes many forms, and the answer is not as simple as you might think. In this post, I’ll talk mainly about the TOEFL […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: The Types of TOEFL

Welcome to this week’s installment of TOEFL Tuesday! Today, you’ll learn about all the different types of TOEFL exams, and you will discover who takes each test. Did you miss last week’s video? Don’t worry. You can see it here.   There are four different tests which get the “TOEFL” label. Two of them are […]

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What Does the TOEFL Really Measure?

Welcome to the first installment of a 7 post series on what the TOEFL really measures. Use the links below to navigate to the other posts in the series. Enjoy! TOEFL Reading Practice: New Information and Inferences TOEFL Reading Practice: Adding New Information to What You’ve Read Everyday TOEFL Listening Practice Academic TOEFL Listening Practice […]

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Lucas Takes the TOEFL

Any good test preparation teacher should know the test they help students prepare for, and that means actually taking the test occasionally. So on November 22nd, I did just that. I took the TOEFL in order to share my experience and thoughts with students. Yes, I’m a native speaker, and no, I didn’t need to […]

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How Much Does the TOEFL Cost?

The registration cost for the TOEFL iBT varies from country to country, and sometimes even from testing center to testing center. The test fee can be anywhere from 160-250 USD, but in most places it’s around $200. If you don’t study (bad idea) or borrow your study materials (better idea) and register on time (great […]

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How Hard is the TOEFL?

So… Is the TOEFL Easy? When it comes to preparing for the TOEFL, the difficulty of the test is the elephant in the room (meaning everyone is wondering about it, but no one quite knows what to do). Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. The research that has been done on the subject […]

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