Market forces drive English language education: young people hit the books feverishly so that each may claim a better place in the ever-competitive international marketplace; managers train staff in business English; ambitious adults take conversation classes at night.
How can you compete in this dog-eat-dog world?
In order to gain access to the English-speaking world, students of English must do more than claw themselves up various segments of the learning curve. They must demonstrate their language proficiency.
Ambitious university grads in non-English speaking countries need a TOEFL score to get a toe in the door: universities around the world outsource the assessment of English to Educational Testing Service (the American owner of the dreaded TOEFL) in record numbers.
Standardised tests are, by definition, predictable, and once you understand the requirements of the TOEFL, you’ll be able to focus your time on developing the skills you need to get a high score.
Students of English have always been confronted with an array of tests designed to measure their language skills. These days in Korea, lots of acronyms create pangs of anxiety in test-takers as surely as they create enviable bank accounts among hourly-paid tutors (assessment beasts are known to every Korean: IELTS, OPIc, TOEFL, iTEP, TEPS, NEAT to name a few).
But none is more stress-inducing than the TOEFL because it is the most high-stakes—a respectable score on this exam can translate into tremendous possibilities.
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