Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 under International Students, Learning English, Study Abroad
You go to class every day, do your homework and you’re living in another country, but that conversation with your downstairs neighbor is still next to impossible.
Why is that?
It’s because learning another language requires more than just reading your textbook. And though studying abroad is greatly helps language learning, fluency can’t be obtained by osmosis – you need to really take advantage of your surroundings while you’re abroad.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 under International Students, Learning English, Testing
If you are not happy with the score you got on the TOEFL, don’t worry! You can retake the test, which means you have another chance to get a score you are satisfied with.
Of course, it’s best not to repeat the same mistakes you made the first time around. That’s why you should consider a few tips before you retake the TOEFL.
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Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Testing
The TOEFL is an exam that tests your ability to speak, write, read and listen to English as a college student.
In fact, TOEFL stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language.”
Many English-speaking colleges require international students to take this exam before the admissions process, so it is a good idea to find out what kind of scores you are expected to get on the TOEFL.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 under Applying to College, International Students, Learning English
Do you have any idea what the TOEFL is? TOEFL is an acronym for Test of English as a Foreign Language. Its purpose is to determine how well you can read, write, speak and listen to the English language.
If you are a foreign student hoping to go to college in the US, you should familiarize yourself with this exam because you will likely be required to take it.
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Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2010 under International Students, Learning English, Video
No matter how many hours are devoted to learning a language from a textbook, it’s impossible to get a full grasp of it from reading alone.
Why? Textbooks don’t teach you the ever-changing vocabulary that is considered “slang.”
Check out today’s video, which breaks down the meanings of a few popular American slang words.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 under Applying to College, International Students, Learning English, Translation
If you’re an international student, or simply moving to an English speaking country, it’s important to know the best way to spell your name.
Legal officials often butcher the spellings of names, especially if they’re translating from a non-Latin-based alphabet. Although your name isn’t necessarily permanent, it’s certainly a lot easier to get it right the first time rather than going through the tedious process of getting it changed.
Here are a few guidelines for how to translate your name into English and have it understood.
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Posted on Monday, March 29th, 2010 under Learning English, Testing
Are you a student or working professional who speaks English as a second language? You might be asked to take the TSE!
It’s important to know the format of the exam (also known as the Test of Spoken English) and what you will be asked in order to be prepared.
Stay calm! We’ve compiled a brief explanation of the TSE’s purpose and format.
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