New TOEFL Test Format

The TOEFL test has been shortened with immediate effect. All test takers will now take the new, shorter version of the test. The scoring system remains the same. All sections of the test – reading, listening, speaking and writing – are scored out of 30, and the maximum total score is 120. The writing section has not been changed. All the other sections have been reduced in length.

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The best apps for language learning - as recommended by our teachers!

We recently asked our English teachers to give us their recommendations for the best language learning apps. (Note: these apps are great for extra practice or to build holiday vocabulary, but of course they can never replace personalised language lessons with a qualified teacher.

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Is the IELTS or the TOEFL test easier?

Different authorities require different tests. Some institutions require the TOEFL; some require the IELTS. In general, educational institutes prefer the TOEFL, and government agencies prefer the IELTS for immigration purposes or to assess whether potential workers have a high enough level of English to work successfully in their adopted country.
Find out which test suits you better in this blog!

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Should I take a BEC (Business English Certificate) or a general English exam (FCE, CAE, CPE,...)?

Does your job require a knowledge of business-focussed terms, or would you prefer to improve your wider general English vocabulary? Read more about the differences between the exams.

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