TOEFL®️ ™ ️ Essentials test: what do you need to know about this new exam?

Did you know that ETS recently launched a new type of English language proficiency assessment? That's right: the TOEFL test just came out of the oven®Essentials ™.

And as we want to give you all the information first hand, we made this post so you don't have any questions. Let´s go ?!

After all, what is TOEFL?

Before understanding this new modality, it is necessary to understand what TOEFL tests are.

TOEFL is the acronym for Test of English as a Foreign Language. In other words, as its name reveals, it is an English proficiency exam for foreigners.

The TOEFL certifies whether a person can:

  • Express yourself in the language;
  • Understand it in its entirety.

In other words, the TOEFL is a standardized test built with minimum requirements to verify that a student is able to pursue higher education in English.

We made two other very cool posts about TOEFL, it’s worth checking them out. In the first, we explained more about the importance of TOEFL, in general. In the second post, we explain the differences between the TOEFL IBT and TOEFL ITP.

TOEFL®️ ™ ️ Essentials: how does it work?

The TOEFL®Essentials ™ test is already in the spotlight: together with the TOEFL iBT test , Essentials will be one of the most important in the category.

Registration for Essentials will open on June 17 and exams will start on August 21.

Essentials' goal is to examine English proficiency in a wider range of environments, not just the university environment. For this reason, it consists of 50% of academic content and 50% of general English. In addition, it has a much more affordable price.

Another feature of Essentials: it includes a variety of accents and situations from around the world, thus offering a more global character.

Essentials aims to be shorter. Thus, its duration is up to 90 minutes. Another characteristic is that the questions are defined according to the student's performance throughout the test.

Essentials is also divided into four sections:

  • Listening;
  • Reading;
  • Writing;
  • Speaking.

However, this test also includes a 5-minute personal statement video. But don't worry: no points are awarded here.

How to do Essentials?

To perform this new exam, it is necessary to have a desktop or notebook with an appropriate operating system, browser, speaker, microphone and camera.

In addition, another fundamental detail: it is mandatory that the candidate is alone and in a quiet and quiet place.

Another question is whether educational institutions will accept TOEFL Essentials. As it is a new way of proving English proficiency, it is not yet known how the Universities will position themselves. However, everyone is very optimistic that institutions will include Essentials as proof of proficiency.  

Finally, we cannot help talking about the other attraction of Essentials: the price. It is estimated that the race will be between 100 and 120 dollars.  

Are you excited or excited? How about starting to prepare today? THE Uniway School is here to help you make your dreams come true. We are an English school present in more than 50 countries and with a methodology created so that you achieve the best results. Therefore, we are specialized in exams TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS

Want to know more as you get closer to your dream of studying abroad? Talk now with one of our consultants.

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