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Find out how YOU can ace the TOEFL speaking test!

Hints and tips for international students preparing for the TOEFL speaking exam. The TOEFL exam is required for entry to many universities and colleges in English-speaking countries.

This guest post originally appeared on the Flywire Blog. Flywire is the recognized leader in the processing of global tuition payments made by foreign students for international studies around the world.

If you’re an international student looking to study in the United States, you’ve probably heard of the TOEFL exam. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized English language proficiency test for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. Most universities require it as part of their admission criteria, so passing the test is a must if you plan to study in the States.

Though the TOEFL Speaking section is the shortest section of the TOEFL test, many students struggle with it the most. Speaking in English, into a microphone, under a time constraint, in a room full of other test takers—it can be stressful if you’re not prepared.

Luckily, there are a lot of ways to prep yourself. By understanding the format of the TOEFL Speaking section you’ll be able to answer all six speaking questions in the allotted time. Check out the infographic below for a preview of the test format, question types, scoring, and tips for boosting your performance.

And If you’re a parent or friend of a student about to take the TOEFL test, be a hero and pass this post along.

Infographic and TOEFL test information provided by the Magoosh TOEFL blog.

Posted on November 3, 2015

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