International students who want to begin the university admissions process may need to take the IELTS or TOEFL test to evaluate their English skills. Each test has similarities and differences, and may seem harder or easier depending upon whether you take an IELTS or TOEFL prep course at your language school.

A bilingual teacher at your ESL school can discuss the pros and cons of each test with you. Ultimately, you should review how each test is administered, structured, and scored to determine which one seems best for your needs. For instance, the speaking section of the IELTS test is performed in front of a test examiner, while the speaking section of the TOEFL is delivered into a microphone and scored later.

At ASC Language School, our experienced bilingual educators offer comprehensive IELTS and TOEFL prep in Boston. We also provide private tutoring and private lessons to help international students learn English and boost English skills at his or her own pace. To learn more about our ESL classes, call us today at (617) 860-3212.