Me, Korganbekov Bolegen Madenovich, study Nuclear Engineering programme at Pennsylvania State University. While studying at our KSTU from 2007 to 2009, applied for the program “Bolashak”, as decided to study abroad. The program gave me a lot. First – the knowledge, second – the exchange of experience, third – connections outside the country, which definitely help you in everyday situations in the context of globalization. The most important, we knew how the world works, learned self-reliance and personal growth.Every year increase the number of Kazakhs who wish to study abroad.
Unfortunately, for entry a foreign university it is not enough to collect a package of necessary admission documents. The most difficult and important part is pass of specialized tests – TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE, SAT … Inexperienced beginner may very easy to get lost in the abbreviation of tests. But if you’re decided to study in English-speaking countries, then first you need to immediately decide which test it is necessary to take.
Let’s begin …
For those who choose to study in America, as well as I do, or Canada, it’s just necessary good quality point of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
The test, developed by Examination Council of Princeton University allows to determine the level of preparation of those for whom English is not their native language. It’s a test of American English, results of which are valid for two years. There are three variants of passing the test – paper – TOEFL PBT (paper-based test), a computer – TOEFL CBT (computer-based test) and TOEFL IBT (internet-based test) online. The latest is preferable for higher education institutions.Structure of examination provides for a good grounding in all four parts of TOEFL IBT examination – listening, reading, writing, and the ability to express your thoughts in oral form. During 4 hours of examination (by 2 hours with 15 minute break), the examinee is given a very large amount of information to check his ability to analyze and assimilate by proposed university academic programme.
Special exercises for the skills of speech, writing on the given topic, reading academic texts and publications, listening to specialized lectures from various fields of science for the preparation of the examination – are the main parts of the examination. You can pass proving test during preparation to examination, it will allow you to feel the atmosphere of the examination. Standard programme to prepare for the TOEFL IBT includes 20 lessons of TOEFL classes and Academic English, as well as 15 additional classes.
In the end, I hope this article will help you achieve your objectives and to learn a foreign perspective university. Astthey say «wish you success in everything!»