Free TOEFL Test Practice Sites


Very useful!

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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States. 

This is the breakdown of the test

Listening30 to 5040

to 60 minutes

adaptiveshort conversationslong conversations

dialogues

Structure20 to 2515

to 20 minutes

adaptivefill-inserror recognition
Reading44 to 6070

to 90 minutes

non-adaptiveinsert sentence

one best answer

 click on text

Writing130 minutesnon-adaptivea topic given to you

A typical graduate program that is competitive would want to see a score of over 600 under the new scoring system, although anywhere from 400-550 is also acceptable. 

Here are some awesome free practice sites for the TOEFL test that are sure to help you succeed. Click on the links and get instant access to them!

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Bilingual Winter Activities – Happy Holidays!


These are the latest TPT features at the store. Check them out. You can print the out for cut and paste, replicate for Pixie/Wixie, or use as a model for Creative Suite. The whole document is 16 pages, and it sells at a bargain price of .80 for Cyber Monday, starting today! Take advantage!  

Thanksgiving Day Language Games for ELL and SLA


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Thanksgiving is coming up and I searched online for my favorite digital learning tool:  Online cooking games. Arm yourself with a good vocabulary list and you got yourself the best interactive learning experience ever. Add a smartboard, a smartphone, or a touchscreen such as an iPod or iPad and you will make the learning entirely yours.

Here is an example from Cooking games.com  Go to “Thanksgiving Cooking Games” or Thanksgiving Cooking Egames” and select a game. I selected “Thanksgiving Feast”

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 5.45.01 PMNext, look for all the optional changes you can make to the original scene. I counted more than 10 words. Using Wordle, I created a vocabulary list to introduce prior to asking the student to change things.

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As you show each item, also add the words “change to” (for ELL) or “cambia por” (for SLA). As the items are switched you may ask again about each thing, and have the student…

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Should grammar be taught in L2?


This is part of an answer I provided @Enotes.com  Should you teach grammar with L2, or just "go with the flow?" That is the question! The universal consensus is that you should teach any foreign language completely, along with its rules, meanings, proper and ethical usage. The rationale behind this is that language is never... Continue Reading →

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