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What you need to know about TOEFL Speaking

“What you need to know about TOEFL Speaking”

There’s a lot to be tense about when it comes to the TOEFL speaking section--you’ll need to show your comfort level with the English language while speaking clearly into a microphone while surrounded by other test-takers who are also speaking into their microphones, and all of this done under a … read more


Writing College Admissions Essays - An International Student's Guide

“Writing College Admissions Essays - An International Student's Guide”

Not long ago I received this email: “Dear Mrs. Epstein, I am an international student, so the admission process has been quite a challenge to me. As a student outside of the United States, I am a little lost about what to write.” “… I am a little lost about what to write.’” I was qu… read more


An Interview with an Education Development Officer in a Rainforest

“An Interview with an Education Development Officer in a Rainforest”

An Interview with Kirsty Shakespeare, Education Development Officer at The Living Rainforest I recently had the opportunity to visit The Living Rainforest which is part of the Trust for Sustainable Living.  It is a haven for plants and animals that wouldn't normally be seen in the English coun… read more


Does Watching Movies Help with the TOEFL?

“Does Watching Movies Help with the TOEFL?”

Among advanced English students, one of the most popular ways to practise English listening is to watch movies or TV shows in English (usually with subtitles). If you do that, then great—keep watching! After all, movies and TV shows usually have natural, native English, or at least close to natura… read more