Why TOEFL Students Need to Take Practice Tests (Part 2)

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In my last post, I stated the first reason why students need to take practice TOEFL tests: Students need to become comfortable taking the test. In this post, I’ll give reason #2. Please emphasize these reasons to make sure your students take their practice tests when assigned, and when they do take them, to do so seriously.

(I had one student who would always do his practice tests at midnight or later–I could see the time stamp on his score report. He then wondered why his performance was improving ever so slowly.) Read more »

Why TOEFL Students Need to Take Practice Tests (Part 1)

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Taking a test is unpleasant. It’s stressful, tiring and the resulting score is a judgement on the test-taker’s competency–and most people really don’t like to be judged.

Keeping this in mind, I’d like to share three important reasons to emphasize to your students why they need to regularly take TOEFL practice tests. In this post, I’ll post the first reason. Whenever you sense one of your students dreading the prospect of taking a practice test (which can be perfectly normal), these are some reasons you can cite. Read more »

Rules of the Game: TOEFL Speaking and Writing

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In my last post, I talked about the “rules” for TOEFL Reading and Listening. Remember, to use ScoreNexus to maximize your students’ TOEFL scores, you have to have clear strategies. And in order to have clear strategies, you have to know the rules.

In this post I will discuss the rules of the last two TOEFL sections: Speaking and Writing. These rules were created in response to the basic structure of each section, so I will first discuss the structure of each section, followed by the rules themselves.

Speaking:

1. Speaking is the third section of the TOEFL, and it comes right after the break. This section has six tasks to perform Read more »

Rules of the Game: TOEFL Reading and Listening

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I made ScoreNexus to be a tool to help you maximize your students’ TOEFL scores in the shortest time possible. In order to do that, however, you have to have clear strategies to apply. In order to have clear strategies, you have to know the rules.

In this post I will discuss the “rules” of the first two TOEFL sections: Reading and Listening. These rules were created in response to the basic structure of each section, so I will first discuss the structure of each section, followed by the rules themselves. Read more »

Teaching TOEFL: Adaptability Needed

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I think to be a great TOEFL teacher, besides knowing the TOEFL inside and out, above all you must be very adaptable. Being flexible and adapting to your students makes all the difference in creating a quality learning experience.

Adaptability is of course important for any teacher, but it is especially important when teaching the TOEFL. Read more »