What you'll learn
- Identify the requirements of each speaking task
- Develop preparation skills before answering a question
- Increase inventory of useful phrases to use for each question
- Learn strategies to help stay focused, build confidence, and answer accurately
- An intermediate level of English proficiency
TOEFL iBT Speaking Strategies will give you detailed strategies on how to answer every question found in the speaking section of the iBT. With this course you'll be prepared for whatever prompt you face when you take the test and will be able to use your test time efficiently in order to give the best answer possible. Each section will help you clearly understand the requirements of each task by analyzing the prompts. On the actual test day, you won't need to worry about any surprises about the prompt because you'll know the purpose of each one. Then you will be given strategies on how to prepare an answer using the allotted time such as creating an outline in 15 seconds. Included are useful phrases to use to help structure your answer. For tasks that require the test-taker to listen to a lecture, note-taking strategies are included as well as a sample lecture and sample answers that have scored the highest score possible. The course is taught by a former TOEFL iBT speaking rater with 10 years of experience who has scored around 150,000 responses, so you'll get expert advice on how to give the best answer possible and achieve the score you need.
Who this course is for:
- For those planning to sit for the TOEFL iBT exam and need help preparing for the speaking section
I have been in language education for 26 years. I have taught English for universities in the U.S. and Thailand and have developed curriculum for universities in the U.S., Thailand, and Taiwan and for language centers in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand. I hold a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and create online learning content for several markets around Asia.