The TOEFL test is one of the most well-known and widely used standardized English language exams. It is scored on a scale of up to 120 points and assesses four skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. Arte et Marte offers high-quality and comprehensive preparation for a successful application and taking the TOEFL test through preparatory courses. During the course, we use real and up-to-date materials. Students have the opportunity to fully acquaint themselves with all the specific aspects of the exam.
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The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test is an internationally recognized standardized assessment of English language proficiency. It measures the level of knowledge and understanding of the English language for individuals whose native language is not English. It is often a requirement for admission to overseas universities and is necessary for enrollment in many international study programs. It is widely accepted by European higher education institutions as well. The test assesses skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. There are two methods of taking the test: on a computer via the Internet (Internet-Based Test) at a test center or on a computer via the Internet from home (Home Edition).
The test consists of four sections:
For the Listening and Speaking sections of the test, headphones with an integrated microphone are used. The test takes approximately 3 hours with a single 10-minute break (after Listening).
|Reading||54 – 72 minutes
(1.8 minutes per question)
|Read 3 – 4 academic texts and answer questions
10 questions per text.
|Listening||41 – 57 minutes
(1.5 minutes per question)
|Listen to 3-4 lectures (each with 6 questions) and 2-3 conversations (each with 5 questions)||then answer questions.|
|Speaking||17 minutes||Respond to 4 tasks. There are two types of tasks: express an opinion on a general topic and speak based on read and/or listened topics.|
|Writing||50 minutes||Write one essay in response to a read and listened topic||and give your own opinion on a given topic.|
Each section of the TOEFL iBT English language test carries 30 points. A total of 120 points is possible on the test. If you took the IBT TOEFL test at a test center, you will receive official results in your ETS account 6 days after taking the test. If you took the Home Edition from home, you will receive official results in your ETS account 6-10 days after taking the test. MyBest® scores or Superscores allow you to display your best results, combining scores from different test dates in the last 2 years.
What does the TOEFL test preparation look like at Arte et Marte?
For successful TOEFL test preparation, we recommend timely attendance of preparatory courses for the specific exam to gain experience in taking the test and to prepare as effectively as possible. To achieve your desired results, it’s necessary to be familiar with and confidently master the specific test-taking techniques that can help you achieve a higher score.
The Arte et Marte Approach
We emphasize measurable progress, so before attending the course, we recommend taking a practice entrance exam, and at the end of the course, an exit exam (both included in the course fee). Further work in group or individual preparation will focus on improving skills in which you achieved lower results.
The Arte et Marte TOEFL Course
The course includes improvement of skills tested on the TOEFL exam, but, more importantly, mastery of specific test-taking techniques. Some of these skills include special listening and reading techniques and recognizing specific information, as well as effective note-taking techniques in sections of the test related to listening, speaking, and writing.
Arte et Marte Principles and Methods
In our approach to teaching and counseling, we employ proven principles and methods that we have adopted and refined over years of pedagogical and methodological work. Group instruction is organized in small groups by appointment, and our professors maintain an individualized approach to each student during group sessions. We also consider it our task to provide students with the necessary assistance in a pleasant and relaxed working atmosphere.
Depending on your needs, prior knowledge, and schedule, we offer the following types of courses:
GROUPS CRASH COURSE – 24 classes
The Fast Course is recommended for students who cannot dedicate an extended period of time to attend classes. Due to the significant number of hours and slightly shorter class intensity, this course assumes readiness for intensive additional self-study at home.
GROUP REGULAR COURSE – 30 classes
The Regular Course is an ideal choice for those who prefer group study within a relatively short timeframe. This course maintains an optimal pace and intensity to ensure adequate attention to all language skills and task types that appear on the test. It involves readiness for additional self-study at home.
GROUP INTENSIVE COURSE – 40 classes
The Intensive Course is the perfect option for those who want to prepare comprehensively and/or have limited time for studying at home, or those with a low score on the entrance exam who need to make a significant leap toward their target score. The Intensive Course provides ample time to focus on grammar review, all language skills, and task types encountered on the test.
INDIVIDUAL CRASH COURSE – 16 classes
The Fast Course is recommended for participants who cannot commit to a longer duration of classes. Due to the limited number of hours and shorter class duration, this course presupposes readiness for intensive additional self-study at home. Class scheduling, content, and dynamics of individual courses are fully adapted to the participant and the target result.
INDIVIDUAL REGULAR COURSE – 26 classes
This is the solution for you if you prefer preparation with maximum teacher support, quality literature and multimedia, along with optimal dynamics and intensity to provide sufficient attention to all language skills and task types that appear on the test. Class scheduling, content, and dynamics of individual courses are fully adapted to the participant and the target result, and the course involves readiness for additional self-study at home.
INDIVIDUAL MODULE – 8 classes
This course is for you if you need to improve your score in just one of the skills and/or if you have already been preparing for the exam on your own or with someone else. Class scheduling, content, and dynamics of individual courses are fully adapted to the participant and the target result, and the course involves readiness for intensive additional self-study at home.
INDIVIDUAL MINI PACKAGE – 3 classes
If you need only the most basic instructions for the test and/or you are starting to prepare at the last minute, choose this course. Class scheduling, content, and dynamics of individual courses are fully adapted to the participant and the target result.
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|REGULAR GROUP COURSE||FAST TRACK GROUP COURSE||INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE||REGULAR INDIVIDUAL COURSE||FAST TRACK INDIVIDUAL COURSE||INDIVIDUAL MODULE|
Our applicants’ experiences
“Arte et Marte je ispunio sva očekivanja. Posebno se zahvaljujem na ljubaznosti, znanju i usluzi predavača Krešimira Grubelića, kao i na organizaciji online treninga za vrijeme lockdowna, nakon potresa.”Bojana Percan
“Profesorica Ana Biskup vodila me je kroz pripreme za TOEFL test. Svojim znanjem, profesionalnosti i dobronamjernosti pomogla mi je riješiti se stresa i nesigurnosti pred ispit i na tome sam joj jako zahvalna. Sve preporuke!”Ana Papo
“Although I had very little time to prepare, Iva and her team successfully managed to get me on track for college readiness. Before taking the SAT and TOEFL I was really happy about having a teacher who was not just able to give me truly helpful tips during lessons but also answered any question and was there for me to support me nearly all the time. Hardly to imagine what I would have done without the competent teaching lessons as well as the very test-based and helpful material I received from Arte et Marte. Thank you again for the great service! Keep doing.”Lukas Kanther
“Ovim putem zahvaljujem ekipi Arte et Marte, a pogotovo profesorici Korneliji kojoj zahvaljujem svoje odlično postignuće na SAT i TOEFL ispitu, koja me motivirala, učila i prenosila svoju pozitivnu energiju i pozitivnost na način da je učenje dobilo skroz drugačiju dimenziju od očekivanog. Kornelija puno vam hvala! Svima preporučujem Arte et Marte kao izuzetno praktičan (online) i profesionalan način pripreme za ispite te su meni pomogli da u kratkom periodu zaista dosta napredujem i postignem i više nego dobre rezultate. Još jednom veliko hvala”Klara Mrčela
“Thank you very much for helpful lessons and useful tips besides supportive materials which led to successful SAT and TOEFL scores. With a great attitude Kornelija was always able to adapt herself to find some time for our lessons, although I did not have much time for preparation. Huge effort from a super pleasant person! I don't know whether I would have done those tests without your help. Puno ti hvala!”Valentin Baranyi
“Thank you so much for the helpful and well organized classes! I was able to broaden my horizon in a very short period of time without being stressed. I'm sure that I'm going to keep profiting from the SAT and TOEFL preparation at university, so just continue to do such an awesome job! I'd truly recommend your company to anyone who needs to take the exams.”Hannah Simon
“I would also like to thank you here over again for your help. The classes were always very amusing and helped me very much. With your lessons I have passed the TOEFL-test and I am very happy about it. I am so glad that I have met you. Thank you so much!!!”Nele Kämper
“Thanks again for the perfect preparation on SAT and TOEFL, I couldn't have wished for a better teacher - personal and professional! I learned a lot, not only for my future college career, but also in general concerning my English skills as I could improve them quite a bit. I've always enjoyed the skype lessons and can only recommend them to everyone who looks for an excellent preparation for college! Thanks for helping me achieving awesome results!”Leonie Spreng
“Top of the Tops! The preparations for TOEFL exam at Arte et Marte where thorough, on spot, and fun. The professors are flexible timewise, and the lessons are held at their offices, or via Skype (which I preferred, since I'm not living close). Thanks again to Kornelija and the Arte et Marte team for helping me achieve what I needed and more!”Martin Trošelj
“Veliko hvala divnoj profesorici Korneliji na kvalitetnoj i temeljitoj pripremi za TOEFL te predanost i strpljenje koje je pokazala kroz cjelokupno mentorstvo kod upisa na fakultet. Zahvaljujući neizmjernoj podršci i motivaciji kroz učenje, ostvarila sam vrhunski rezultat kojim sam osigurala upis na željeni fakultet.”Ana Skoko
“Svakako preporučujem školu.Radi se vrlo temeljito , brzo i efikasno.Pripreme za testove kao što su TOEFL i SAT su odlične.Nakon priprema se ispiti polažu bez stresa. Motivacijska pisma i CV se odrađuju odlično. Savjeti su odlični i uvelike pomažu pri upisu na fakultet i pri dobivanju stipendije! Preporučam svima koji žele upisati faks.”Maroje Šarenac
“Arte et Marte, and especially my teacher Kornelija, were an enormous help on my way to success and enrollment in the Medical innovation and Enterprise, University College London. Individual courses for SAT and TOEFL exams visibly improved my English. With a great vibe and constant support from my teacher, it wasn't too difficult to solve various problems and homework. 🙂 I would recommend Arte et Marte to everyone wishing to study abroad or improve their English.”Barbara Singer
“Moram izrazito pohvaliti način rada u školi. Mislim da se efikasnost rada može vidjeti u mom napretku pričanja, pisanja i razumijevanja engleskog jezika. Jako mi se sviđa pristup i način predavanja. Prije nego što sam krenuo na predavanja u školu moj engleski je bio prosječan s puno grešaka u pričanju i pisanju. Sada se vidi ogroman napredak, pogotovo u pričanju. Mogu reći samo riječi hvale što se tiče moga iskustva u školi!”Tin Orešković
“Puno hvala Korneliji koja je meni i sestri pomogla postići veliki skok u rezultatima iz TOEFL-a i SAT-a. Odlične pripreme s profesionalnim i motivirajućim pristupom, dobre i radne atmosfere. Zasigurno preporučujem Arte et Marte!”Sofija Vagaja