What is TOEFL iBT?

TOEFL iBT TOEFL test is a new version of the application of high speed Internet technology to test skills using academic English, the Institute of Educational Testing Service (ETS) was first launched in the U.S. in September / 2005, followed by Canada, France, Germany, Italy … To date more than 70,000 organizations ETS TOEFL round the world. In early 2006, the company appointed ETS IIG Vietnam as exclusive representative of the TOEFL iBT in Vietnam.

Numerous young people to information on the new TOEFL iBT

Some suggest that the TOEFL iBT test program is completely online. Not really! According to Rex Corlett, director of Asia by ETS, the test is loaded from the Internet server in test scores. After downloading candidates (TS) will do at the computer or partition (cabin). So do not worry TS Internet traffic is blocked when doing. Even at competition, network dropped TS do not know. Each exam room cabin always backup computer, and system data backup tool, so if the computer malfunctions, TS can move to another machine and all done in the TS is not lost.

The test scores (test-site) are arranged in the standard of ETS, due to the ETS’s IT specialists to monitor and direct examination, to ensure your computer, headphones, microphone specifications meet . Examination room layout, organizational processes, comply with its own standards. The rooms TOEFL iBT authorized by IIG is currently set at some universities in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, with a total of nearly 400 computer units.

A few differences

Unlike paper-based TOEFL (Paper-Based Test) and on the computer (Computer-Based Test), TOEFL iBTSpeaking check. TS will wear headphones and speak into the microphone. Voice signal is converted into digital form and transmitted over the Internet on the ETS scoring system. TOEFL iBT exam no grammar.Grammar will be considered as TS said, writing.

The skills test each part of the exercise of independence and exercises combined with other skills. For example, in the article, Dr. heard a number of questions and read a paragraph to write essays. In the speaking test, TS must read, listen to, then answer questions. Thus, the TS must coordinate many different skills to do.This measure of ETS is limited by weaknesses of the old exam (TS may score high but still difficult to study because the combination of key skills). Time for the TOEFL iBT is 4 hours (more than 1 hour compared with paper-based test). Scale of 0-120. To better implement, TS need skill to use computers, especially typing, composing text

How convenient?

Before, people wanted the contest to the bank to transfer money to the U.S. for ETS (Credid Card or online money transfer), then wait 2 months and not know there was competition test on any stage.

With TOEFL iBT , the candidates need to IIG’s office in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho. City at least 15 days prior to registration and payment of examination fee. A fee of 140 USD, Vietnamese and U.S. currency are. Because registration in Vietnam, so the proof is very simple identity (ID only), not as complex as online registration. Mr. Doan Hong Nam, Director of IIG, said phase TOEFL iBT will first take place on 16.07.2006, which will be held 2 times per month. Schedule thick and quick procedures will help TS much more active in choosing the time of construction.

Done, TS wait 15 days for results, not wait months as before. The examination results are reported directly, via e-mail, and sent to the world’s fourth university appointed by the TS. In case your computer crashes, TS can be appealed immediately to the IIG staff and experts from ETS test scores. Mr. Corlett said Rex will resolve towards ensuring the benefits of the TS. In case not be settled, TS will be tested for free. However, according to Mr. Corlett, TOEFL iBT has been held in many countries but have not seen complaints about machines, internet access.

Online TOEFL Practise: The test (implementation test) over the network to be sold in the form of ID and password. Users can try all four exam skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) or on-demand skills contests. Entire sections of the exam candidates will be notified ETS scoring and score results after 5 days.Mr. Doan Hong Nam said the test fee each skill is expected around 15 USD. Testing all four skills will not exceed $ 40.