International students are often required to pass the TOEFL exam in order to gain university admission. The TOEFL evaluates international students’ English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As part of your TOEFL prep, you should enroll in ESL classes at an English school to learn English and boost your English skills. Here are answers to some common questions that international students have about the TOEFL.

What is the Difference Between the TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT?

The TOEFL iBT is administered online at official TOEFL testing sites. The TOEFL iBT evaluates an international student’s English skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. It is administered more than 50 times per year. The TOEFL PBT is administered in person at official TOEFL testing sites, in areas where TOEFL iBT isn’t available. The TOEFL PBT evaluates an international student’s English skills in reading, listening, grammar and writing.

Which University Admissions Departments Accept TOEFL Scores?

Each university admissions department has its own regulations and requirements regarding TOEFL scores. Some require international students to receive a certain TOEFL score before allowing university admission. Others don’t require international students to take the test. Over 9,000 universities, colleges, and agencies in 130 different countries accept TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores can also satisfy student visa requirements in Australia and the U.K.

Why is TOEFL Prep is Necessary for Success?

The TOEFL is a comprehensive measure of an international student’s English skills. The test will seem difficult to anyone who has not completely learned English. A TOEFL prep course at your local English school or language school will provide you with valuable practice tests, feedback about how you can improve your English skills, and the advice and guidance of an ESL educator who is experienced with the TOEFL format.

At ASC English School, we offer affordable, extensive TOEFL prep in Boston for international students and ESL students. Our ESL teachers will help you improve your English skills and succeed on the TOEFL and in the university admissions process. To sign up for a TOEFL prep course, call us today at (617) 860-3212.