Video Title: The TOEFL® Test Advantage - Video transcript

People in this video

Narrator

Joshua Prigge - Dep Director - Global Exchange, Soonchunhyang University

Shahriar - Engineering Student from Bangladesh

Luzia Tatari - Coordinator of International Recruitment, Ferris State University

Minh - Global Studies Student from Vietnam

Teresa Sanchez-Lazer - Executive Director, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service

Pablo Garcia Gomez - Test developer, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service

Eileen Tyson - Director of Client Relations, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service

 

Intro

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On-screen: The TOEFL® Test Advantage

Narrator: You must be excited about studying abroad. There are so many choices to make — which country, which institution, which English-language test to take. No doubt you want to make the right choice for your future.

On-screen: The TOEFL® Test Advantage

Narrator: The TOEFL test has many advantages. First, the TOEFL test is the most accepted English-language test in the world, with more than 7,500 institutions including the top universities and colleges in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Joshua Prigge (Dep Director - Global Exchange, Soonchunhyang University): There’s lots of tests available, but for the most options, the most places you want to go, you should take the TOEFL.

Shahriar (Engineering Student from Bangladesh): The best thing about the TOEFL test that I found was how you could use it for communication, reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Luzia Tatari (Coordinator of International Recruitment, Ferris State University): TOEFL is a great tool for students, first of all, because it is available everywhere. The students have the opportunity to take it near to their home.

Minh (Global Studies Student from Vietnam): TOEFL was a very helpful way to get me prepared for communicating at college level.

On-screen: The TOEFL Test Advantage

Narrator: Another advantage of the TOEFL test is that it is the most respected English-language test in the world. In fact, among admissions officers recently surveyed and who expressed a preference, four out of five preferred the TOEFL test over other tests — one more reason to register for the TOEFL test. Respondents also indicated that they were significantly more satisfied with the TOEFL test than with other tests for these important reasons. The TOEFL test does the best job of assessing English-language proficiency.

Teresa Sanchez-Lazer (Executive Director, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service): The TOEFL Program is the absolute and foremost leader in academic assessment of English-language proficiency.

Pablo Garcia Gomez (Test developer, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service): It was very important at the design stage to know — to have a clear understanding — of what students need to do in the classroom. So, a good part of this research agenda was dedicated to developing these understandings.

On-screen: Admissions officers are more satisfied with the TOEFL® test because:

Narrator: The TOEFL test provides more accurate scores to better differentiate between test takers.

Eileen Tyson (Director of Client Relations, TOEFL Program - Educational Testing Service): We have a great obligation to universities, to test takers, their parents, their families, to make sure that our test scores are scores that are accurate, reliable and can be depended upon.

Teresa Sanchez-Lazer: We believe we are more fair because each candidate’s responses are scored by multiple people, and it’s not the person who delivered the assessment. So, we think that protects our security and makes us more fair.

On-screen: Admissions officers are more satisfied with the TOEFL test because:

Narrator: The TOEFL test is more available and accessible to test takers worldwide.

On-screen: More than 4,500 testing locations in 165 countries.

Eileen Tyson: There are more TOEFL test centers than all other English-proficiency tests combined. There are more than 4,500 test centers available to students in 165 countries.

On-screen: Accepted by more than 7,500 institutions in 130 countries

Teresa Sanchez-Lazer: The TOEFL test is almost like a passport. It’s accepted by over 7,500 institutions in 130 different countries. We also know that those institutions recognize the quality of TOEFL.

On-screen: The TOEFL® Test Advantage

Narrator: With the TOEFL test, you also get the advantage of real test preparation and skill-building tools from ETS, like The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test, TOEFL Practice Online, the Engaging English Service, free sample test questions, and video preparation tips from real teachers. Learn more about these and other resources at the TOEFL Go Anywhere website. Make the right choice for your future. Register for the TOEFL test.

On-screen: The TOEFL® Test Advantage

Narrator: All of the comments in this video from members of the higher education community were gathered independently from the survey of admissions officers.

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Total length of video: 4:23