ARO Students Graduate from University Preparation English Program
(March 26, 2007)—Twenty-five students graduated from the Test of English as a Foreign Language™ (TOEFL) class at ARO’s Technical Education Center (TEC). The three-month class provided student instruction in Grammar, Listening Skills, Reading and Writing Essays. Additionally, students practiced “conversational” English on a regular basis. The class was taught by two ARO teachers, Ms. Hila Hanif and Mr. Sattar Langary.
The TOEFL students—including three young women—were mostly university and graduate students seeking scholarships for their studies abroad. Most of the students’ scores were above 500 out of 680 and two students achieved over 600 which certainly is a hope for them to get scholarships. ARO teachers are pleased with the students’ English knowledge and overall academic progress during the three-month program. Also, teachers showed students how to conduct internet research for scholarship opportunities at universities and institutions. “The class was very tough but the students attended the class regularly on these cold, wet days,” reported ARO chairman, Abul Fazil Khalili. ARO applauds the dedication and hard work of these promising scholars!
What is TOEFL?
The Test of English as a Foreign Language™ (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers—at the 11th grade level or above—to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. TOEFL tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success. The test scores provide institutions with information about students' ability to communicate in an academic setting and their readiness for academic coursework. The TOEFL test is offered in 180 countries around the world, usually at colleges and universities. More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed.
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