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ERIC Number: ED427543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-20
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching TOEIC/TOEFL Test-Taking Strategies.
Forster, Douglas E.; Karn, Richard
Teaching strategies are outlined for teachers of English as a second language to use in improving students' listening and reading comprehension skills specifically for two standardized tests: the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The strategies presented are not intended to be specific to any one section of the tests, but can be applied throughout both tests. First, overviews are given of the formats of the TOEIC and TOEFL, the importance attached to students' test results in foreign countries, particularly Asia, and similarities and differences in the two forms of assessment. Then test-taking strategies to be taught are outlined, including general strategies and those specific to listening comprehension, structure, written expression, and reading comprehension, taking into account the way items in each area are constructed. Communicative activities relevant to the structure, written expression, and reading comprehension sub-units are also discussed briefly. (Contains 10 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language; Test of English for International Communication
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A