TOEFL Preparation Plan

Before TOEFL test day, you want to make sure that you have a TOEFL preparation plan.  Having such a plan will help you make the improvements you need to make so that you avoid TOEFL Hell. No student wants to visit TOEFL Hell.

TOEFL Preparation Plan
TOEFL Preparation Plan

TOEFL Preparation Plan: Find your level before you do anything else.

If you have taken a TOEFL exam, you will have a score report.  This report will help you understand why you scored the way you did. Email this score report to me at  I will use the score report to recommend a specific course to help you address your weaknesses.

TOEFL Preparation Plan: Make sure you have a specific target score and subtotal scores.

In addition to knowing your level, you need to set a specific target score and subtotal scores.  If you aim at nothing, you will hit nothing. Find out where you want to attend college and what the TOEFL requirements are. If you need TOEFL for a professional license, find out what score you need to clear your credential.

TOEFL Preparation Plan: Stick to the plan.

Once you get your TOEFL study guide, follow it.  Remember the saying, “Rome was not built in a day.” In other words, improving your TOEFL score will take a month or more before you will see progress. Every course I have will give you ample practice with vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. In addition, you will get practice with listening, reading, writing, and speaking. As you practice in these seven skill areas, you will slowly but steadily improve your academic English. To help you make the improvements that you seek, keep in the mind the following suggestions:

TOEFL Preparation Plan: Final comments

During your study, you will be studying 2-3 hours a day for a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month period. At the end of your study, you should take a full-length four hour TOEFL practice test. If your practice test score is the same or higher than your target score and subtotal scores, register for the TOEFL exam.

However, if your TOEFL practice test score is lower, email me your results. Together, we will work on making some modifications in your study plan so that you can reach your goals.

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You will practice your TOEFL lessons here.

Good luck!

Michael Buckhoff,