TOEFL Test format is divided into 4 sections namely.
Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer 10 questions each in 54 - 72 minutes.
3 - 4 lectures 6 questions each.
2 – 3 conversations 5 questions each 41 - 57 minutes(for both)
Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks, the students have to perform 4 tasks (1 independent - 3 integrated) in 17 minutes.
Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing, Such 2 tasks are to be completed in 50 minutes.
The Total duration of the entire Test Format is 4 Hours.
Reading tests candidates' ability to read and comprehend the passages, and answer the questions based on the same. It consists of 3-4 passages and each passage having 10 questions on it. It lasts for approximately 54-72 minutes.
Listening tests candidates' ability to understand spoken English that is typical of interactions in academic environment. It includes the talks and lectures of generally American speakers. There are 3-4 lectures comprising 6 questions each and 2-3 conversations comprising 5 questions each. The overall duration of the test is 41-57 minutes.
Speaking (Independent and Integrated)
Speaking tests a candidate's ability to converse in English. Speaking has 4 questions prompts which include 1 independent speaking question and 3 integrated speaking questions. Candidates are given few seconds to think and the time allotted to speak keeps changing as per the question format. Approximately 45 seconds - 1 minute is the time limit, per question in speaking. Overall speaking test lasts for 17 minutes.
Writing (Independent and Integrated)
Writing tests a candidate's ability to express himself through written text. It comprises of 2 tasks. In Task 1 i.e. Integrated Writing, candidates are required to read a passage, listen to a lecture and compose a technical essay based on the passage and the lecture. Time allotted is 20 minutes. In Task 2 i.e. Independent Essay, students are given a general topic to write an essay on. Time allotted is 30 minutes.
JME offers intensive and comprehensive training services to people aspiring to obtain a desirable score in TOEFL. We have qualified, experienced and trained teachers, who impart training to our students.
How we train our students
We conduct a mock test on the first day of training, simulating the testing conditions, to gauge where the person stands in terms of his English abilities. The individual is given the scores after the test is over. Subsequently, we start the classroom training. All the training is done on the private Computer personalised with TOEFL software.
We use, a standard book for TOEFL to conduct classroom sessions. For Reading, our teachers provide the details about various question types and explain the approach to answer the same. After introductory discussion, the passages are assigned and students are asked to complete the same.
Towards the end of each test, every question is discussed with the students and answers are explained. In this way, all seven tests are completed with students. Discussion is an integral part of Reading sessions.
Each section of TOEFL is graded on a scale of 0 – 30 in 1 point increment. Composite score is addition of all the scores. TOEFL is scored out of 120. 100+ is considered to be a good score.
For Listening, firstly the test is played non-stop and students answer the questions as they listen. Once the test is over, the answers are given explaining marking scheme. Then the same test is replayed taking pauses at every answer and explaining the same to students. In this way, the practice on seven tests is completed.
For Writing part, firstly the types of questions are explained with essay-writing guidelines. Students are made to practice all the essays of Integrated and Independent types from the book. Each essay is assessed and guidelines are provided to make the essay better.
For speaking part, one-on-one sessions are conducted exactly on the lines of test and the answers are discussed after the session. Scores are given and guidelines are provided to improve the scores. After classroom sessions, mock-tests are conducted simulating the testing conditions and scores are given for each mock test.
Salient Features of TOEFL training @ JME
• 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training.
• Princeton TOEFL , a standard book for TOEFL issued as courseware.
• Faculty trained by ETS.
• Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making the sessions personalized.
• Teaching pedagogy involving a very strong focus on enhancing the performance in all the i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
• Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice test.
• Qualified, experienced and trained faculties.
• 5 full-length mock tests.
• Well stocked library.
• Availability of Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day) under Regular Mode.
• Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday to Sunday, 4 hours every day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest.
Score Validity : 2 years
Registration Mode : Telephone / Online
Mode of payment : Debit Card / Credit Card / Pay Pal
Test Fee : $ 180
Score Reporting time : Approximately 10 Calendar Days
Nature of Test : Internet Based Test
Official Website : www.toefl.org
Rescheduling Fee : $ 60
Test Administration Frequency : 3-4 times a month
Test Repetition policy : Next available date
Extra Score Reporting Fee : $ 20
Late Fee : $40