Students around the world wanting help with the TOEFL English test have a new tool:a mobile app.The"TOEFL?official app"became available last week.Users can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
TOEFL stands for‘Test of English as a Foreign Language.'Students must pass the test to get into many universities in the United States and other English-speaking countries.It is made up of four parts:reading,listening,writing and speaking.
Test-takers will be able to use it for everything from registration and test preparation,to receiving their scores and requesting health-related accommodations.
What we wanted to do through the app is to meet them where they are on their own terms and schedule,and on the devices they increasingly prefer to use,said Srikant Gopal.He leads the TOEFL program at the non-profit Educational Testing Service,or ETS,and recently spoke with VOA about the new app.
After downloading the app,users can get material to help prepare them for the test.They can also register to take the test.And,the organization says,users can see their test scores and send reports to schools they wish to attend.
Students also can search for the test centers near where they are,as well as find open seats for the test.This works through Google maps.
TOEFL is offered in over 150 countries around the world.It is mostly internet-based.In places where internet connections are not strong,students take a paper version of the test.