PRINCETON, N.J., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Studying abroad at an English-speaking university provides endless opportunities for your future success, and the path to that success begins with the TOEFL® test. The creator of the test developed a six-week MOOC to help you improve your English-language skills and understand the ins and outs of the TOEFL test.
Starting today, you can enroll in the second running of the MOOC, TOEFL Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide, through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course will launch worldwide on September 7, 2016, with general information about the test. Each of the following four weeks will focus on the four skills tested — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and then will conclude in week six with test-day information and other helpful tips.
During the successful first run of the course, participants from more than 200 countries tuned in weekly to learn directly from TOEFL experts and practice the English skills needed in English-speaking classrooms. You can expect a similar collaborative environment, as well as a mix of lectures, videos and sample questions from past tests complete with answer explanations. During the Speaking and Writing lectures, TOEFL test creators will review a handful of responses and provide evaluation and feedback.
Not only will you walk away with a broad understanding of the sections of the test, helpful preparation tips and registration information, but you will also have the unique opportunity to meet and share information with students from around the world through discussion boards. You can create study groups and share your own personal tips about learning English and preparing to study abroad. It’s set up as a global classroom for you to interact how and when you’re comfortable.
Weekly commitment to the MOOC is no more than two hours per week. Although the course is free, you will have the option to sign up for a paid certificate that will highlight the knowledge and skills you gained upon completing the MOOC.
The course is accessible with an Internet connection on most devices. If you are interested in achieving your best TOEFL score, visit https://www.edx.org/course/toeflr-test-preparation-insiders-guide-etsx-toeflx for registration today.
About the TOEFL® Test
The TOEFL® test of academic English is the most widely respected English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 30 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips and sample questions, is available on the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org