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TOEFL preparation course
in and around Zurich or online
Prepare for the TOEFL in the comfort of your home or office, or in our classrooms in central Zurich.
What is the TOEFL exam?
The TOEFL is a US test administered all over the world. It is principally used by educational institutes to assess the English level of candidates.
It is a computer-based test, consisting of reading, listening, writing and speaking. The test is done completely on a computer. You therefore type your written responses, rather than writing them by hand.
The speaking is also done completely on a computer. You wear headphones and hear a question in your headphones and see it appear on screen. You have a short time – 15, 20 or 30 seconds - to prepare, and then you give your spoken response into the microphone attached to your headphones. This is a very unusual testing environment, compounded by the fact that you have a strict time limit for your responses – 45 or 60 seconds.
The testing environment is additionally difficult, as people are doing different parts of the test at different times. You may be sitting close to someone who is speaking while you are trying to prepare your written response. This can be very distracting. However, the situation is the same for all candidates.
The four sections are scored out of 30 and your total score is therefore out of 120.
Why should you choose a nativespeakers.ch teacher?
Quality. Your teacher will be qualified and experienced, and a native speaker of English.
Flexibility. You can choose when and where the TOEFL lessons take place. Whether you are a beginner or at advanced level, your lessons will be designed to fit your goals exactly.
Guarantee. Take a no-obligation trial lesson to ensure that you have the right TOEFL teacher for you
Simplicity. Book your trial lesson in just a few clicks and start as early as this week! Taking TOEFL lessons has never been as quick and easy.
Who do we teach TOEFL to?
What are our customers saying about us?
"Sara is a highly dedicated teacher who has worked with me towards my personal goal of scoring a minimum of 100 points in the TOEFL test. I scored 104 points in the TOEFL, even though I was unwell with flu on the day of the test. The fact that everything was quite short notice was a problem neither for nativespeakers.ch nor for Sara. And being able to conduct the lessons via Skype was enormously valuable for me. I felt very well looked after and can only recommend this type of teaching. A big thank you once again to everyone involved!"
— Jasmin Weber, TOEFL lessons
Why will private TOEFL lessons be great for me?
Make progress more quickly than in a class.
Your teacher can come to you. You don't have to spend time travelling to a school.
Speed things up with an intensive private TOEFL course.
Value for money:
More talking time means more confidence in speaking English!
Your teacher can focus completely on you. All your questions will be answered, and weaknesses identified and addressed.
Get the score you need on your TOEFL exam in the most time-efficient way.
2 for the price of 1! Bring a friend at no extra charge.
Focus on the areas most important for you.
Have your TOEFL lesson at the best time and place for you.
Start immediately - no waiting for a course to start.
Take some or all of your private lessons online if you prefer.
Use your valuable time more effectively and make TOEFL lessons more convenient for you.
Why is nativespeakers.ch the right choice for me?
✓ Native speaker - you are guaranteed a TOEFL teacher who is a native speaker
✓ Personalised - TOEFL lessons at your level, focused on your needs
✓ Professional - experienced and qualified TOEFL teachers
✓ Flexible - you can learn when and where you want to
✓ Hassle-free - friendly and personal
✓ Successful learning - motivating lessons make reaching your goals fun
How do I get started with TOEFL lessons?
It’s very simple! We recommend starting with a no-obligation trial lesson before you decide on a package.
STEP 1 Book your no-obligation trial lesson.
STEP 2 Meet your teacher at your trial lesson.
STEP 3 Decide on the best package of lessons for you.
Take STEP 1 now!
Where will my TOEFL lessons take place?
Our TOEFL teachers can come to your home or your workplace (Zurich city and region). This will save you both time and money! If you prefer your lessons to be elsewhere, we have classrooms in central Zurich, near Bellevue. Or enjoy the flexibility of online lessons.
We teach both in and around Zurich! If you want your lessons in a location that is not a neighbouring municipality of the city of Zurich, contact us to find out if one of our great teachers lives near you!
What if I live and work outside the city of Zurich?
We also teach TOEFL outside the city of Zurich. If you would like lessons outside the city of Zurich, please contact us. With a bit of luck, one of our teachers may live close to you.
These are some of the places where we already give TOEFL private lessons:
Canton Zurich: Adliswil, Bülach, Dietikon, Dietlikon, Dübendorf, Effretikon, Eglisau , Glattbrugg, Langnau am Albis, Schlieren, Uster, Volketswil, Wallisellen, Wetzikon, Winterthur, ...
City of Zurich: Not just in the city centre but in Altstetten, Enge, Höngg, Leimbach, Oerlikon, Seefeld, Wiedikon, Wollishofen, ...
Left side of Lake of Zurich: Horgen, Kilchberg, Richterswil, Rüschlikon, Thalwil, Wädenswil, ...
Right side of Lake of Zurich: Küsnacht, Meilen, Rapperswil, Stäfa, Zollikon, ...
Canton Schwyz: Altendorf, Freienbach, Lachen, Pfäffikon SZ, Wollerau, ...
Canton Aargau: Aarau, Baden, Lenzburg, ...
If your location is not on this list please contact us! We will try our best to accommodate you.
When can I have my English lessons?
Use your valuable time more effectively and make TOEFL lessons more convenient for you. Prepare for the TOEFL exam at a time that suits you.
How much does it cost to prepare for the TOEFL?
Prices for TOEFL private lessons (1 or 2 people)
at your home or office in the city of Zurich
Help! I still don't know how much it costs to prepare for the TOEFL!
No problem! Go to our complete price list to find out more about:
lessons in our centrally located classrooms
lessons outside of the city of Zurich
group lessons (3 or more people)
TOEFL test center and registering for the TOEFL exam
TOEFL – free practice material
Recommended TOEFL exam preparation material:
What are the differences between the IELTS and the TOEFL?
Different authorities require different tests. Some institutions require the TOEFL; some require the IELTS. In general, educational institutes prefer the TOEFL, and government agencies prefer the IELTS for immigration purposes or to assess whether potential workers have a high enough level of English to work successfully in their adopted country. The IELTS is more Commonwealth-focused and the TOEFL is more international, with a bias towards the US, as it is a US test. Some institutions allow you to choose which test you would prefer to take.
IELTS is paper-based; TOEFL is computer-based. This means you write by hand on the IELTS and type your written response on a keyboard on the TOEFL.
You speak to a person on the IELTS speaking section. The TOEFL speaking section is conducted on a computer with a microphone and headphones. You hear a recorded question, and then give your response, which is also recorded. Your response also has a strict time limit. Although there is a time schedule for IELTS speaking too, it is a much more natural speaking environment and candidates are not under such time pressure on the speaking section.
Take your first step now!