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TOEFL Preparation Course
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Prepare for the TOEFL in the comfort of your home or office. Get the score you need!
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.
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 neither a problem 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, 14 September 2017, TOEFL lessons
"Thanks again for the TOEFL lesson today. You are really motivating and you have so much patience."
Anna-Lina Müller, 24 September 2016
"I passed the TOEFL with 104 points! 24 reading, 29 listening (that’s amazing), 24 speaking and 27 writing! Thanks a lot, Steve, for your advice and moreover for the additional motivation you gave me!"
F. Staiger, 28 October 2015
Why should you choose a nativespeakers.ch teacher?
Quality. Your teacher will be qualified and experienced in preparing students for the TOEFL exam, and is a native speaker of English.
Flexibility. You can choose when and where the English lessons take place.
Guarantee. If for any reason you feel your TOEFL teacher is not right for you, you will get another qualified teacher - no questions asked.
Simplicity. Book your TOEFL lessons online in a few clicks, safely and securely. Starting TOEFL lessons has never been as quick and easy!
Why will private TOEFL lessons be great for me?
Make progress more quickly.
Your teacher can come to you. You don't have to spend time travelling to a school.
Value for money:
More talking time means more confidence in speaking English!
Your teacher can focus completely on you.
Get your written homework corrected free of charge.
Focus on the areas most important for you.
Have your lesson at the best time and place for you.
Start immediately - don't wait for the next TOEFL course start date.
Get the score you need in your TOEFL exam in the most time-efficient way.
All your questions will be answered, and weaknesses identified and addressed.
No matter what your level is, we can help you improve your English. Whether you are at beginner or advanced level, you determine priorities with us, and we customise our teaching to your personal wishes and goals. Our English teachers can come to your home or your workplace (Zurich city and region), or you can enjoy the flexibility of online English learning.
Use your valuable time more effectively and make TOEFL lessons more convenient for you.
How much does a TOEFL course in Zurich cost?
- You decide later how long your lessons will be (60 mins, 90 mins, 120 mins, etc.).
- You decide when, where and how often the lessons take place
Schedule a taster lesson to establish how many TOEFL lessons you will need in total to get the score you need.
Book your TOEFL preparation course today and start as early as this week!
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.
TOEFL TEST CENTER AND REGISTERING FOR THE TOEFL EXAM