Does your TOEFL Speaking Specialist Give You Feedback Like This?

Hello TOEFLers,

In today’s post, I am including a video in which I grade several speaking and pronunciation practice tests.  Maybe, some students several questions relating to this topic.

  1.  Why do I need a TOEFL speaking specialist? I already study in an intensive English program abroad or in my own country.  Even if you study in an intensive English program, your language teachers are probably too busy to give you individual speaking feedback since they are teaching too many students. Even if these language teachers did have time, most of them would be unqualified to give you the pronunciation, language-use, and topic development feedback that you would need to get a high speaking score.
  2. Do all Online TOEFL Courses offer speaking feedback as students complete practice tests online? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Courses such as TestDen, Magoosh, and the TOEFL iBT Course offered by ETS do not offer this type of feedback.  Instead, these courses will offer speaking practice tests plus sample audio responses of how you should answer the questions.  However, the Online TOEFL Course “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT” allows students to complete ONE independent and integrated speaking practice test online and get feedback from a qualified TOEFL speaking mentor who has graded more than 7,000 speaking practice tests.

Keep these questions and answers in mind as you watch the following video:

Ask yourself this question, “Does your TOEFL iBT speaking specialist provide you feedback like this?”


Michael Buckhoff, founder, owner, and materials writer for “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT”