STEALTH supplements instruction offered at ETS’S Online TOEFL Preparation Course
Creator of the TOEFL iBT exam, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has been offering an Online TOEFL Preparation Course to those registering to take the exam. The course offers 80 hours of instruction over a period of about six months. Registrants, familiarizing themselves with the structure and format of the reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections of the exam, will see sample reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections of the exam. Those who use ETS’S Online Prep Course will take diagnostic pre-tests and post-tests in different skills areas and will receive learning paths based on their specific needs. Indeed, I recommend that all students preparing for the TOEFL exam use this course at least one time before exam day.
Since ETS’S course does not provide speaking and writing human feedback for most students who take the course, STEALTH, an Online TOEFL Course called “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT,” allows students to take the practice tests from ETS’S course and complete them at STEALTH’s course, after which qualified speaking and writing specialists will listen to students’ responses and grade them using the official ETS Independent and Integrated Speaking and Writing Rubrics.
Students completing ETS’S speaking practice tests at STEALTH will get qualified delivery, language use, and topic development feedback so that they can get accurate scores and understand specific lessons to help them improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The primary speaking mentor Michael Buckhoff at STEALH has an MA in English Composition with a supplemental emphasis in TESL. In addition, with more than 22 years of teaching experience, Buckhoff is the placement and testing coordinator in the English Language Program at California State University, San Bernardino. Thus, students can feel confident that they will be getting accurate and useful feedback from a speaking mentor who has graded more than 10,000 speaking practice tests in the last few years.
Students who complete ETS’S Online TOEFL Preparation Course may also want to take the sample independent and integrated writing tasks that they see and send written responses of those tasks to a TOEFL writing specialist at STEALTH who will read, evaluate, and score those writing practice tests. In addition, an error correction service offered at STEALTH will give students a chance to have their essays read, evaluated, scored, and then error-corrected. In other words, Buckhoff, who has been teaching first-year and upper division writing courses for the English Department at California State University, San Bernardino since 1997, will re-write submitted essays showing students what they need to do in order to score the perfect score of 30/30 points. The error-correction service does more than just correct grammatical errors. If needed, Buckhoff will show students how to create more clearly framed thesis statements and topic sentences. He will also show students how to create specific details in the body paragraphs that will show iBT human raters that these students have depth and complexity of thought. The popular error correction service has helped many students understand 1) why they did not score 24+ on the writing section and 2) what changes they need to make in their writing in order to score perfectly on this section of the exam.
Therefore, those students enrolling in ETS’S Online TOEFL Preparation Course are invited to concurrently enroll in STEALTH so that they can get qualified feedback as these students complete the speaking and writing sections of ETS’S course.
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The author of this article is Michael Buckhoff, the founder, owner, and materials writer for STEALTH. This TOEFL speaking and writing mentor has shocked the TOEFL teaching industry with his revolutionary teaching methods and particularly because his online TOEFL course replaces the need for intermediate level or higher international students to enroll in an English Language Program. Therefore, students are able to save 1000’s of dollars in tuition by enrolling in Buckhoff’s course instead of having to travel overseas to study in an intensive English program.