Register Today for First-Ever TOEFL® MOOC, a Free 6-week Prep Course Designed for Test Takers Worldwide by the Developers of the TOEFL iBT® Test "TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider's Guide" to launch in June 2016

PRINCETON, N.J., April 26, 2016 /CNW/ -- Starting today, you can register for the brand new TOEFL® Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course is a unique opportunity for you to prepare for the TOEFL® test and develop English-language skills that universities, agencies and institutions look for in applicants.

TOEFL Test Preparation: The Insider's Guide, beginning on Monday, June 13, 2016, is a six-week course designed by the experts who created the TOEFL test. Each week will focus on different aspects of the test. There will be a general introduction in week one, followed by a week for each of the four skills tested — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — then concluding in week six with test-day information and other helpful tips. 

You can expect a mix of short lectures, including "Inside the TOEFL Test" videos for each question type and sample questions from past tests complete with answer explanations. There will be several opportunities for you to take short quizzes so you will have a good sense of what to expect on test day. During the Speaking and Writing lectures, the team that developed the TOEFL test will review a handful of responses and provide evaluation and feedback. You will also get to meet and share information with students from around the world through discussion boards.

The MOOC is the latest addition to the TOEFL test preparation portfolio and provides greater access to the creators of the TOEFL test than ever before on a familiar platform to students. You can expect offers on additional TOEFL test prep throughout the course for extra preparation ahead of test day.

You will walk away with a broad understanding of the sections of the test as well as helpful tips to prepare for the TOEFL test. You will also find out how to register, how the test is scored and where TOEFL scores are accepted.

Weekly commitment to the MOOC is no more than two hours per week. Although the course is free, you will have the option to sign up for a paid certificate that will highlight the knowledge and skills you gained upon completing the MOOC.

The course is accessible with an Internet connection on most devices. If you are interested in achieving your best TOEFL score, visit https://www.edx.org/course/toeflr-test-preparation-insiders-guide-etsx-toeflx for registration today.

About the TOEFL® Test
The TOEFL® test of academic English is the most widely respected English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 30 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips and sample questions, is available on the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.

About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series®assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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