TOEFL CHANGES!

Recently the TOEFL changed their reading section.  Now you will have a maximum of four reading passages, instead of five.  So the reading section will now either be 60 minutes for three, or 80 minutes for four passages. Also, the time will not be separated for each passage.  You will have to monitor and organise your own time during this section. Is this a good change, or a bad one???  Post your thoughts…… If you would like anymore information about the TOEFL at EC London post your questions here, or you can contact camerondean@ecenglish.com

Last Chance for TOEIC this year!!!!

Hurry! Hurry! Your last chance to take the TOEIC exam this year is on the 9th of December at EC London. Give yourself a competitive edge in the job market in 2012 with a TOEIC score that will help to boost your CV and show prospective employers what your English level is in a business context. For information on booking the exam contact camerondean@ecenglish.com  

TOEFL and TOEIC for Visas

The UK Home Office is now accepting the TOEIC and the TOEFL exams as proof of your English level for visa and immigration requirements.  For more specific details follow these links; ETS website: www.ets.org Home Office:   http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsfragments/45-new-list-of-english-language http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/new-approved-english-tests.pdf EC London runs preparation courses for both the TOEFL and TOEIC exams and is even an official TOEIC exam centre.  Check the link from the EC London homepage for details of the next TOEIC exam. For any questions about these exams contact Cameron camerondean@ecenglish.com

Websites for Exams: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAMBRIDGE

Do you use websites to practise your English skills for your exams?   Here is a list of websites that you may find useful as resources to practice your reading, listening, vocabulary, grammar  and summarising skills in English for exams such as the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams. www.npr.org – American news and culture website.  Good reading and listening practice for all exams, particularly to practise integrated skills for the TOEFL. www.flo-joe.co.uk – Cambridge website with vocabulary exercises updated daily.  Great for Cambridge exams and the TOEIC. www.voanews.com – Another American news website.  A little more formal/academic than npr but great for the same exams and skills practice. www.bbc.co.uk – UK news website.  Excellent resource for vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening skills practice for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge exams.  Be sure to check out the learn English section at www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/english.shtml www.guardian.co.uk – UK news website.  More formal/academic than the BBC.  Excellent resource for vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening skills practice for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge exams www.elllo.org – Listening and comprehension practice website.  Great for lower level students preparing for the TOEIC or the FCE. www.thisamericanlife.org – American website that contains podcasts and audioblogs on various topics.  Useful for listening and note-taking practice, especially for gaining cultural knowledge for the TOEFL. www.nationalgeographic.com – Great web resource for a variety of topic based articles to improve reading, listening and vocabulary skills for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS AND Cambridge exams. www.economist.com – Academic political and economic focussed website.  This is a fantastic resource for higher level students wishing to expand their vocabulary knowledg and improve advanced listening and readin skills.  Suitable for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE and CPE. There’s a lot here.  Please try them out one by one and let us know what you think.  Also, if you have … Read more

TOEFL For UK Universities

Planning to study in the UK, but not sure what English qualifications you may need. Did you know that the TOEFL test is accepted as an English entrance exam in over 250 universities, colleges and academic institutions across the UK.  To see if the institution you are interested in accepts it, see here: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/univ0708.pdf For further information on the TOEFL Exam check ou this link. http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/flash/15019_testtaker.html Why not try our 4 week Crash Course to comprehensively prepare you for your UK education experience. For further information contact Cameron at camerondean@ecenglish.com

TOEIC Exam next week

The next official TOEIC exam will be held at EC London next Friday, 25th of March. If you’d like to take this exam, please come to our reception by this Friday, 18th of March to register. Registration costs £80 with certificate. Not sure if it’s the exam for you??  Come and speak to us at reception or contact Cameron at camerondean@ecenglish.com

TOEFL or TOFU?

Never heard of the TOFU….er TOEFL?  It’s the Test Of English as a Foreign Language and  EC London runs a 4 week, 30 hour a week TOEFL Crash Course. The course is designed to prepare you with all of the strategies and practical tips needed to fly through the official iBT TOEFL Exam. More than a million people took the exam last year to help them enter an English speaking university.  It is accepted worldwide…that’s right, not just in the USA. So, is it the the exam for you? For more information check out www.toefl.org, or email camerondean@ecenglish.com If you’ve taken the course here at EC London, please tell us what you thought of the course.

TOEICtastic!

You may not realise, but EC London is an official test centre for the TOEIC Exam!!! We hold the exam every four weeks and also run a 90 minute TOEIC intensive class daily. Don’t know what the TOEIC Exam is??????  Well….the Test Of English and International Communication was taken by over 6 million people worldwide last year to improve their career and study opportunities.  Should you be one of them this year??? If you want to know more you can check out the official website of the TOEIC at www.ets.org, or you can email camerondean@ecenglish.com for details.