FAQ – TOEFL.

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A quick source for most common question about TOEFL:

CAN I TAKE THE TOEFL MORE THAN ONCE?

Yes. Previous scores will be reported, but most schools consider only the most recent score. Many students take TOEFL more than once.

WHAT MATERIALS MAY I BRING TO THE TOEFL?

Bring your admission ticket or official authorization, your official identification document, a completed photo file record with a recent photo attached. (For information on the above, seethe Bulletin.) Also bring three or four sharpered medium-soft (Number2 or HB) black lead pencils, a good clean eraser, and a watch (but alarm are not permitted).

WHAT MATERIALS MAY I NOT BRING?

You may not bring any paper, food, calculators, dictionaries (or any other books), tape recorders, or cameras.

IF NECESSARY. MAY I CANCEL MY SCORE?

Yes. You may cancel your score on the day of the test by completing the score cancellation section of your TOEFL answer sheet.

SHOULD I GUESS ON THE TOEFL?

Yes. There is no penalty on TOEFL for incorrect answers, so DO NOT LEAVE ANY SPACES BLANK. On your answer sheet. Of course, it is best to eliminate the answers that you are sure are not correct, and then choose among the remaining answers. Some educators suggest that if you have many spaces blank when time is almost upon a section, you may slightly improve your score by choosing one letter and filling in all the spaces with that answer rather than randomly choosing answers.

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HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TOEFL?

You should study all the material in the book provided at SEA, and complete all the exercises and practice tests. Also, be sure that you know the directions for each section and know the format of the test. Be sure to consult the TOEFL bulletin in case of changes in format.

WHEN IS THE TOEFL ADMINISTERED?

The TOEFL is administered every month in some areas. Consult the TOEFL bulletin for the administration dates of areas near you.

IS TOEFL ADMINISTERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES?

No. TOEFL is administered in many countries. You can receive information on foreign locations by writing to the SEA office and asking for the Overseas Edition of the TOEFL bulletin.

WHERE AND WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER FOR TOEFL?

Most schools with foreign students have copies of the TOEFL bulletin and application form. If your school does not, write to the TOEFL office and request the application form. Remember to register as early as possible before the deadline date in the bulletin. There are a limited number of seats in the testing center. When you fill out the application form, be sure you make a note of your registration number, (printed in red at the top right of the application form.) You will need this number if you need to contact the TOEFL office about your registration.

IS WALK-IN REGISTRATION PROVIDED?

No. You MUST register in advance.

ONCE I HAVE RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION TICKET, MAY I CHANGE THE DATE?

Changes in test dates are not allowed. If you decide to take the test on a day other than the one that you originally applied for, you must submit a new application with the total fees. You may then request a partial refund for the original amount with in sixty days of the original test date.

CAN I CHANGE THE TEST CENTER ONCE MY APPLICATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED?

Test center changes are no longer permitted. If you can not attend the test center you are scheduled for on the date of your test, you may go to another center on that date. If space and test materials are available, you may be permitted to take the test.

CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND IF I DO NOT TAKE THE TEST?

If you did not enter the test center and did not take the test, you are eligible for a partial refund. Consult SEA for further details.

IF I FINISH A SECTION BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, CAN I GO TO ANOTHER SECTION?

No. During the time allotted for a given section, you must work only on questions in that section. If you are found working onanother section, your score may be cancelled.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I MISPLACE ANSWERS ON MY ANSWER SHEET?

To avoid this problem, you should check your answer sheet every ten questions to be sure that if you have skipped a question in the test booklet, you have also skipped it on the answer sheet. If you find that you have misplaced a number of answers, DON’T ERASE THEM. Simply, raise your hand and ask for another answer sheet to finish the test beginning in the place that you realized the mistake. After the examination, a proctor will assist you in correcting your answer sheet.

CAN I ERASE AN ANSWER THAT I FEEL IS WRONG?

Yes, but it is very important to erase mistakes completely. Before you go to the test, be sure that your erasers are clean so that they will not smudge the paper. If there are two marks for one question on the answer sheet, even if you have tried to erase the incorrect one, the question will not be counted.

HOW CAN I CONTACT EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE?

Contact SEA office during any of the working hours seven days a week for further information.

TOEFL

Managing Director, Academic Director,

Sunny Love, M.A. (English), D.B.A., TESOL, PELT, TEFL
sunny@smartysenglish.com | Tel : +66 (0) 87 039 9110

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