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Learning more about the TOEFL and IELTS: a WebQuest for EFL learners

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What do you know about the TOEFL and IELTS?  Did you know that … ?

n      the TOEFL and IELTS are international standardized English language proficiency tests?

n      if you want to continue your studies in an English-speaking country, you will probably have to take either the TOEFL or IELTS first?

n      sometimes you might be required to take one of these tests just to continue your studies in your native country?

n      many jobs abroad require that you receive a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score?

n      the TOEFL test now has two versions: one paper-based and the other computer-based?


n      Have you ever wondered how good your English is? 

n      Have you ever considered studying abroad?

n      Are you considering continuing your studies?

Then now is the time to learn more about the TOEFL and IELTS!


Before embarking on the quest, however, first spend 10-15 minutes on Brainstorming Sheet 1.  First read and think about it individually; then share your thoughts with the rest of the class. 


After that, take a look at the sample TOEFL and IELTS questions provided by your instructor.  Next, spend another 10-15 minutes on Brainstorming Sheet 2.  Once again, you should first think about the answers to the questions individually, and then share your ideas with your classmates and instructor.  


Do you feel you know enough about the TOEFL and IELTS exams?


Click here to embark on your quest! 



GSL520: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Instructor: Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Saint Michael's College