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TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide

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This test preparation course, developed by the experts who create, administer and score the TOEFL iBT test, will help English language learners improve their skills.

The TOEFL iBT test is the world’s most trusted and widely accepted English-language assessment. It has helped millions of people achieve their dreams to study, work or live abroad. More than 11,500 universities, government agencies and other institutions in over 160 countries worldwide accept TOEFL iBT scores for making important decisions.

This course will help you understand what you can do to achieve your best TOEFL iBT test score. Instructors will guide you through each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) and, using archived past test questions, will explain the kinds of questions you can expect. You will receive valuable advice, including how to register for the test, how it is scored and how to prepare for test day.

This course is highly interactive, using videos, sample questions with explanations, short quizzes and collaborative discussion boards. You will also have access to real test materials from past tests. During the weeks covering Speaking and Writing, all course participants can receive scores for their practice-test responses.

In addition, there will be free resources and discounted test prep offers throughout the course. Finally, you will receive valuable insider tips to help you do your best on the TOEFL iBT test so you can apply to the university or job of your dreams.

Who takes the TOEFL iBT test? More than 35 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.

  • Students planning to study at an institution or university
  • Candidates for scholarships and professional certification
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas in certain countries

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in three convenient formats:

  • The traditional TOEFL iBT test on a computer at a test center
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition, taken from home and monitored online by a human proctor and artificial intelligence (AI) technology
  • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition (in select countries), where the Reading, Listening and Writing sections are taken on paper at a test center, and the Speaking section is taken online at home.

This course will help you prepare for the TOEFL iBT test, regardless of where and how you take it.

Taught by

Faye Weidner, Cynthia Newman, Insook Chung, Molly Palmer, Shawn Gorman and Michael Knab


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    I’m Athary AlAnzi . I’m from Saudi Arabia. I graduated from Damam University of English Section. Now I prepare to ToFEL test to getting scholarships from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enrol in 50 universities to complete master education there. So I hope to get this course into this University, may be it help me to pass this exam. l find some difficulties in teach and learn English specially in country not speaks English. And I need some one who organises my time and correct my mistake very well. Finally I lesson to your free course so I feel happy for that and I try to join to this course .

  • Hamse Abdillahi Ibrahim
    Hello am hamse and i need to study IELTS courses how can you help me and how can start this week may course? thanks
  • Amra Uz is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I started taking this Online course for free on 26th of January, 2017. I really find this Course helpful for me taking TOEFL test. And, i would love to express my sincere gratitude to all of the Team and EdX. You people are so much help for people who are interested in learning English and taking test. For the people who could not afford Course fee. The course is interesting and lecturers are making the subject simple to understand.
    Thank you all very much!
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  • Ayan Ahmad

    Ayan Ahmad is taking this course right now.

    I studied many courses but i didn't Completed.
    Now i would like to improve my english Spoken, i have opportunity to complete.
    And i would like to speak english as a native.

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    Poderiam colocar a página com tradução para que estudantes de outro idioma consigam entender a metologia do curso e se inscrever. Posteriormente o curso poderia ser escrito todo em inglês.

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