The TOEFL exam assesses the English proficiency of non-native speakers aiming to study or work in English-speaking environments globally. Achieving a high score opens doors to academic and professional opportunities worldwide. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a globally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to educational assessment and research. ETS’s commitment to educational excellence and assessment integrity remains integral to the credibility and reliability of the TOEFL exam.

Understanding TOEFL:

Exam Structure:

The exam consists of four sections – Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing, evaluating various language skills.

  1. Reading Section:
    • Format: Multiple-choice questions based on reading passages from academic texts.
    • Number of Questions: Around 30-40 questions.
    • Duration: Approximately 60-80 minutes.
  2. Listening Section:
    • Format: Questions based on audio recordings of lectures, discussions, and conversations.
    • Number of Questions: Around 30-40 questions.
    • Duration: Approximately 60-90 minutes.
  3. Speaking Section:
    • Format: Responding to tasks by speaking into a microphone; tasks include expressing opinions, summarizing information, and providing personal insights.
    • Number of Tasks: Usually 4-6 speaking tasks.
    • Duration: Around 20 minutes.
  4. Writing Section:
    • Format: Writing essays based on given topics or tasks.
    • Number of Tasks: Usually 2 writing tasks – an integrated task combining reading and listening skills, and an independent essay task.
    • Duration: Around 50 minutes.

Total Duration: The entire TOEFL exam typically lasts for about 3 to 4 hours.

Scoring System:

The test is scored on a scale of 0-120, assessing a candidate’s ability to comprehend, communicate, and write effectively in English.

  1. Reading Section: The Reading section is scored on a scale of 0 to 30.
  2. Listening Section: The Listening section also has a score range of 0 to 30.
  3. Speaking Section: The Speaking section is scored out of 30. Human graders evaluate the recorded responses based on pronunciation, content, and language use.
  4. Writing Section: The Writing section is also scored out of 30. Human graders assess the written responses based on coherence, organization, vocabulary, and grammar.

Each of the four sections is scored independently, and the scores are not averaged. The total TOEFL score is the sum of the scores from each section, giving a maximum total score of 120.

TOEFL Preparation at Dashmesh Academy:

  1. Comprehensive Curriculum: Tailored courses covering each section extensively, focusing on reading comprehension, listening skills, speaking fluency, and writing proficiency.
  2. Expert Instructors: Experienced tutors providing strategies, practice sessions, and personalized feedback for improvement.
  3. Mock Tests & Practice: Simulated exams replicating the actual test conditions, aiding in time management and performance enhancement.
  4. Vocabulary Enhancement: Techniques to enhance vocabulary, grammar, and language structure for effective communication.
  5. Study Material & Resources: Access to study materials, practice papers, and online resources to facilitate self-study and revision.

Why Choose Dashmesh Academy for TOEFL Preparation:

Dashmesh Academy prides itself on a holistic approach to TOEFL preparation, ensuring not just a high score but also fostering language fluency and confidence in students to excel in academic and professional pursuits.