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TOEFL: more than just a test!

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Curso de Preparación para TOEFL
Curso de Preparación para TOEFL

Curso de Preparación para TOEFL

Al finalizar el curso comprenderás la estructura del examen y podrás identificar los aspectos que serán evaluados en tus habilidades de habla, lectura, escritura y escucha. Tendrás muchos consejos valiosos para obtener un excelente resultado.

We live in a society in which you need to show what you know, especially when it comes to talking about a foreign language. Whether you have studied by yourself or you have taken courses, you need to prove your knowledge of English and here at Platzi, we will help you polish your skills and reach your potential.

Why should I take the TOEFL test?

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There are multiple international exams that can help you demonstrate your abilities in English. Tests such as the IELTS, GRE or TOEIC evaluate your skills in similar ways, so why choose the TOEFL?.

It is not about which test is better, it is about which test you need. Anyone in need to demonstrate mastery of English, can take any proficiency test,  but if you wish to pursue higher education abroad and/or apply for a scholarship, then it is practically a must to take the TOEFL test.

Being the most accepted test across the globe (by more than 11,000 universities and institutions in over 150 countries), the TOEFL is your go-to test. Quoting the ETS (Educational Testing Services) on this: “The TOEFL test is the world’s premier English-language test for study, work and immigration.”  Millions of people have taken this test throughout the years, and if you are here, reading this blog entry, you are very likely to be the next one.

How hard is it?

You might have heard people say: The TOEFL test is hard, don’t even try or Why waste your money on that?, You don’t need it. The truth is: Yes, you need it; and Yes, it is hard (but not impossible). Good results come with effort, practice and dedication (this applies to life, not only to learning English) so you cannot expect to do well in the TOEFL test if you do not prepare properly.  It is not about how hard the TOEFL is, it is about how you can prepare for it.

Your four communicative skills will be tested as universities want to know that you are ready to succeed in an academic environment. The TOEFL test will present scores on your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills providing you and the admission officers with a true reflection of your abilities. You will be asked to prove that you can identify main ideas, infer information, locate details and develop tasks; so bear in mind that this is not a placement test, this is an “X-Ray” of English level.

What can we do for you at Platzi?

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We want you to be bigger, better and bolder. We want you to succeed and without a shadow of a doubt, we know you want that too. That will not happen though, unless you study.

At Platzi, we know the importance of education and we believe in its power to change the world. As a result, we have built this course to help you do well in the test. We may clarify this is not a way to “cheat” during the actual test nor a mandatory guide you must follow. We, on the other hand, want to help you understand the structure of the exam and provide tools for you to be able to comprehend what the test raters are looking for.

There can never be enough knowledge and as the TOEFL test is not about passing or failing, but about showing how great your English is; you need to go beyond this preparation TOEFL course. We have advanced courses for grammar and pronunciation along with courses about technical English that will benefit you. As a cherry on the cake, we have discussion clubs and Meetups that will help you gain confidence and fluency.

It is now or now!

Numerous opportunities await you so you have a call to make. Are you one of those who say: Gee, I’m very unlucky, or are you one of those who wake up early, invest in their education, prepare themselves, study hard, read and learn new things?  If you are in the latter group, it is your time to shine!

The TOEFL test will allow you to show the world what you are made of, so put your fear aside and step out of your comfort zone. By taking the TOEFL test, you will be able to demonstrate your skills English and tell university recruiters: I am ready! So, What are you waiting for?

Curso de Preparación para TOEFL
Curso de Preparación para TOEFL

Curso de Preparación para TOEFL

Al finalizar el curso comprenderás la estructura del examen y podrás identificar los aspectos que serán evaluados en tus habilidades de habla, lectura, escritura y escucha. Tendrás muchos consejos valiosos para obtener un excelente resultado.
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Bear in mind

It simply means that you need to keep something in mind (= remember it). For example:

  1. Please bear in mind that we don’t have that much time for dinner tonight.
  2. I told the guests that they must bear in mind that the hotel restaurant will not be open until tomorrow.
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Great Examples Omar! Thanks for sharing

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It’s time to adquire the commitment to improve day after day!
Congratulation for the excelent post!

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Thank you Juan. You are right, It is time to take our English to the next level.

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exselent article

When I finish my English studies I will take the tests

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That’s great Jonnatan. Please share with us your results

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Excellent article, great post!
Thanks for your encouraging words, I will keep this in mind.
Also it would be great a Course about GRE Test. It will be very helpful.

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I don’t know which one is harder, but you can try the BULATS as well. Last time I took the TOEFL test was like 8 years ago, I don’t know if it is still the same. But the BULATS is a difficult exam but at the same time you can enjoy it, you don’t feel that constant pressure as in the TOEFL.

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Hi Antonio. Thanks for sharing your experience with the TOEFL test. I believe some things have changed in 8 years but I also believe many things remain very similar. Regarding the BULATS test, the Business Language Testing Service is an English language test provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment. The format is quite different but it also evaluates your 4 communicative skills. Great comment!

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Excellent article, great post!
Thanks for your encouraging words, I will keep this in mind.
Also it would be great a Course about GRE Test. It will be very helpful.

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Thank you for your comments Enrique. The Graduate Record Examinations “aka” GRE is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States and Canada. I’m taking notes about your suggestion here.

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I just have finished your course and I really recommend it because it could be the first step to make a commitment to yourself and in a short period of time get prepared and take the TOEFL or IELTS test.

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Hi Daniel. I’m glad my course helped you understand the details of the TOEFL Test. Keep studying and never stop learning, that’s the key! I wish you all the best in your future academic endevours.

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I don’t know about any global english exam, only “Cambridge” but It is more things that just a exam, in my point of view, I don’t like the grades neither exams, but if works to better and be more ambicious, I don’t see nothing bad, I have to take the course, sure! 😄

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Hi Cristian. I’m sure our TOEFL and IELTS courses will help you a lot. I understand this kind of tests can be challenging but I also know they help you boost your CV. I hope you enjoy the course!

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Excellent article, great post!
Thanks for your encouraging words, I will keep this in mind.
Also it would be great a Course about GRE Test. It will be very helpful.

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Thanks a lot, it is very important.

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I’m glad you found it useful Maria Cristina. Good luck on your test!

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This course is incredible, Jhon has an amazing energy to teach. The sentence “Good results are never an accident” at the end of each class is so powerful

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Thank you Massimo. I truly appreciate your words. I love that quote. It has been my personal motto.