Social language learning platform, WeSpeke, has begun offering lessons for users planning to take the TOEFL iBT test. The test preparation lessons focusses on reading skills, with speaking, writing and listening expected to roll out by the end of the year.
I think the market will not be like the old times, with everyone taking that much time on English study. But the study abroad trend is not changed, it is still there and more people will choose to study abroad.
Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently announced that it will accept Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) and TOEFL iBT scores for a number of work visas from November 2014, including sub-classes relating to Temporary Graduates and Work and Holiday visa holders.
The Home Office's decision to accept TOEFL scores submitted with student visa applications for exams taken prior to April 17 has helped minimise any disruption of ETS terminating its SELT licence, sources indicate. The company has now unveiled voice biometric testing as a new security layer.
The UK government has ended its licence agreement with ETS to provide Secure English Language Testing as required by UKVI. This means that TOEIC and TOEFL scores are no longer valid as proof of English level – ETS confirmed it made the decision after TOEIC fraud was uncovered in UK testing centres.