TOEFL TV is a channel on YouTube which is designed to help you prepare for TOEFL and improve your general English language skill as well. You can watch numerous clips provided by ETS, through which you will learn how the test is organized and how to prepare effectively for the test. < Copyright © The Gachon Herald All rights reserved >
TOEFL, which is known as “Test of English as a Foreign Language,” is a test to estimate the non-native English speakers’ English language skill to determine if they are ready, or qualified, to enroll in the U.S. universities. ETS (Educational Testing Service) designs and administers TOEFL worldwide, and the score is viable only for two years.
Intended to help the test takers of TOEFL ibt (Internet-based-test), which is organized into 4 sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), the focus of TOEFL TV is on Speaking and Writing. In the Speaking section, on the one hand, you will be evaluated by your ability to understand academic lectures and gather information yourself. On the other hand, you also have to show your ability to engage in conversations about campus life. You need to speak spontaneously, clearly, and coherently for each task. For the Writing section, you need to be able to read passages on academic topics and summarize them. Also you are going to be assigned to write an essay with a given topic that logically argues your own opinion.
Watching the clips repeatedly, you will get the sense of how the questions are created to measure the test takers’ ability to adapt to a U.S. university classroom. Clips will also offer you useful information such as sample questions and sample answers a well as scoring criteria and tips. Apart from the educational videos that offer savvy advice and direction for the test, related clips are also helpful for the test. International students at U.S. universities talk about their experiences on TOEFL and campus life, and educators at widely-known universities around the world introduce their programs and emphasize the importance of TOEFL to be invited to the program. Go to http://www.youtube.com/user/TOEFLtv?feature=watch and get more information for your plan of study abroad.