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In addition to our ESL services, The English Island offers targeted classes for students who need help with specific areas of the English language. For students preparing to take the TOEFL or IELTS, we offer intensive tutoring. These custom-designed sessions focus on English grammar, reading, writing, or any combination thereof as well as test taking strategies you need to maximize scores.
What is the TOEFL?
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures an individual’s ability to use and understand English at the university level. The TOEFL is considered the standard measure of proficiency for North American English. More than 9,000 colleges, agencies, and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores as proof of an individual’s fluency in English.
What is the IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the TOEFL’s counterpart in much of the English-speaking world. The IELTS is an internationally recognized qualification and entry requirement for universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. It is also widely used by government agencies outside of North America as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is accepted by various professional organizations.
Both the TOEFL and IELTS exams test individuals on their ability to combine English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Entry-level sessions focus on these essential skills. They also familiarize students with the exams and introduce basic strategies for tackling questions and improving scores. Advanced sessions provide extensive practice in listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, while introducing advanced test-taking strategies and higher level English skills necessary to succeed in academic and professional settings.
All tutoring sessions and classes at The English Island are taught by experienced, passionate educators who are specially trained in the particular aspects of the English language that they teach. Our TOEFL and IELTS tutoring sessions are taught by seasoned professionals who thoroughly understand the fundamentals of the English language and the specific difficulties each exam presents to students. Our teachers recognize that every student faces his or her own unique challenges. Each student receives a comprehensive evaluation that assesses his or her individual strengths and weaknesses. Teachers then work with students to create customized lesson plans tailored to the student’s individual needs.
I’d been struggling with preparing for the TOEFL on my own for nearly a year. I’d read so many books on “cracking” the TOEFL that I didn’t think a tutor would have anything to add. However, my tutor provided me with new strategies for the test and hours of practice speaking English. Being able to have real conversations with an English expert made all the difference and helped me pass the TOEFL.Grace Young Park