How can you get a TOEFL scholarship? We’ll explore eligibility and each of the major types of TOEFL exam scholarship. (Note: This post is about scholarships that cover your tuition or other expenses related to study and research. For scholarships that pay for your TOEFL exam fee, see our post on TOEFL fee waivers.) Who […]
Author Archive | David Recine
David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he's helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.
David has a BS and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Early in his career, he worked for Disney Consumer Relations, later moving on to become a business banker at Wells Fargo. Once David discovered his passion for education, he started teaching K-12 ESL in South Korea. He soon branched out into adult learning, teaching undergraduate and MBA-level communication and writing classes at American universities. During this time, David also taught business communication to employees at Hyundai, Cargill, and Nestle, and trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru.
His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master's Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he's presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences.
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TOEFL Listening Practice: Questions, Resources, and More!
Students often ask me “How can I practice TOEFL Listening?” The good news is that one of the best sources of TOEFL Listening practice is free– you can turn to the Internet for all Listening section practice. Of course, the Internet’s a big place, and it can be hard to sort the good practice from […]
How to Improve English Vocabulary
In many ways, a language is its vocabulary. Other skills, such as grammar, pronunciation, etc. all revolve around correct, meaningful use of words. To master the English language, you need to know a large volume of English vocabulary. This is especially important on the TOEFL, where you can’t stop to look up a word or […]
Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL
Is Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL a good fit for your test prep? Read our book review and judge for yourself!
Barron’s TOEFL iBT with Eight Online Practice Tests
I read and reviewed Barron’s TOEFL iBT with Eight Online Practice Tests. Read on to find out how it measures up as a TOEFL prep resource.
The ELT Grammar Book
In this book review, I look at how the ELT Grammar Book can help you in your TOEFL prep and in your general English studies.
Magoosh Comics: Prefixes in TOEFL Vocabulary
Understanding prefixes on the TOEFL– beginning parts of words that have special meaning– can help you really master TOEFL vocabulary.
Prepositions of Time
In an earlier post, Kate gave a helpful overview of the most common time-related prepositions in English. Her post looked not just at the meanings of these prepositions, but also at the grammar rules for them. There are quite a few other prepositions of time that are less common, but still important. In this post, […]
Magoosh Comics: Hard TOEFL Words
In my last vocabulary post, I gave you a better look at the first 8 hard words from the Magoosh TOEFL Vocabulary PDF. I explained how each word was used, and gave you a table with each different form of the word. Word forms are especially important when you learn vocabulary. Knowing every grammatical form […]
What is a Good TOEFL Score?
Unlike other tests, you can’t really “pass” or “fail” the TOEFL. So what’s a good TOEFL score? Our experts break it down for you.