What is the difference between standard english learning and the toefl course. What if I use an english tutor who halps me to improve my entire english skills.
By all means you will need a very good command of English in order to successfully take the TOEFL test. Nevertheless, that is not the only requirement. TOEFL exam has several features that make the test complex and require additional training that focus on the TOEFL specifics. First of all, TOEFL is designed to evaluate the English language fluency of the candidates to cope in an academic environment. The English used in TOEFL is the one a student will be exposed on when in the university - different vocabulary, structure, more formal speech. Second, the format of the TOEFL test has its specifics, which one must be aware of and be trained for. One example is the timing. All the sections are timed and when the time is over you are not allowed to continue with that section anymore. So, students sitting for the exam have to learn and be trained to fit into the allowed time and deliver the right response within the time given.
We suggest that you go to our TOEFL format section and make sure you understand the TOEFL format. Further, we have developed tips and strategies for all TOEFL section – reading, listening, speaking and writing. If you read them you’d understand that the TOEFL format is really specific and without proper training the chances to get a sufficient result are diminished.
To summarize, being fluent in English is not enough to cope with the specifics of the TOEFL test and more precisely the format of the test. Even native speakers find it difficult to take the TOEFL test without receiving training on the test format.
That was a very good question and I personally hope that more would be toefl-ers will read this response and understand it. That is how they will receive a good TOEFL score and they will not waste their time and money sitting for the exam unprepared or having insufficient preparation only.