GUIDE FOR TOEFL CANDIDATES IN MADRID
Preparing for the TOEFL in Madrid offers you a variety of advantages that you would not find in other smaller cities in Spain. The availability of TOEFL courses, preparation tools, and testing centers is much greater than in other cities. But having a greater variety of options sometimes creates a greater dilemma of not knowing which option to choose. For this reason, today we would like to clarify your doubts about what you need to know if you live in Madrid, and you have decided to take the TOEFL test. We will explain the types of TOEFL you can take, the authorized test centers, the prices, and much more.
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What Versions of the TOEFL Are Available in Madrid?
Currently, in Madrid you can register for three versions of TOEFL:
- TOEFL iBT: this is the most recognized version worldwide. It is currently accepted in more than 11,500 institutions, including universities, companies, and consulates. In fact, when you hear about TOEFL preparation, it’s probably the TOEFL iBT. This is an online test that takes a little over 3 hours and is taken at authorized centers. The test is scored from 0 to 120 points, which are accumulated by answering the four sections of the test: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking.
- TOEFL iBT Home Edition: This version is the same as the TOEFL iBT, with the difference that it can be taken from home. To do this, you will need to download the ETS browser to your computer and register to take the test at one of the available appointments. For the TOEFL iBT Home Edition you can get appointments even 24 hours in advance.
- TOEFL Essentials: this is one of the latest versions developed by the ETS organization. TOEFL Essentials is a simplified test that lasts 90 minutes. It is intended for people who want certification for both academic and non-academic reasons. This version of TOEFL is increasingly gaining worldwide recognition, especially in the United States. However, it does not yet have the same level of acceptance as the TOEFL iBT. On the ETS website, you can see a list of institutions that accept this test.
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I Want to Take a Course, Where Can I Prepare?
Madrid has a wide variety of centers and academies that offer TOEFL preparation courses. However, not all of them will be able to help you prepare for the TOEFL according to your goals and the time you have available.
The TOEFL is a type of certification that requires you to learn specific test-taking strategies. It is very common to underperform if you do not receive preparation designed ONLY to improve your performance on the test. Undoubtedly, your level of English has an influence, but a good part of your score comes with the skill of learning how to solve the 4 sections of the TOEFL according to its evaluation criteria.
As a candidate, we recommend that you look for a preparation that focuses exclusively on maximizing your TOEFL level in the shortest possible time. Here are some of the differences between companies specialized in TOEFL preparation and English academies with TOEFL courses:
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Authorized TOEFL iBT Testing CentersBelow is a list of the official centers where you can take the TOEFL iBT. Remember that there is a TOEFL iBT Home Edition that allows you to take the test from wherever you want and also offers you a wider range of available times.
- BAI FORMACIÓN, School of Business and Communications
Address: Calle O’Donnell 34 (Entrance by C/ de Fernán González, 32) Phone: 91 345 6119 Email: info@baiformación.es
- Capman Testing Solutions
Address: Calle de Bravo Murillo 377, Planta 5C-D, Madrid 28020 Phone: 91 353 2187
- Lingua Connect S.L.
Address: Avenida de las Filipinas 1 Bis, Planta 7, Madrid 28003 Phone: 91 534 7552 Email: email@example.com
- ESIC Languages
Address: Cam. Valdenigrales s/n, Pozuelo de Alarcón 28223 Telephone: 91 452 4100 or 91 452 41 57
- Instituto Franklin -UAH
Address: Calle de la Trinidad 1, Alcalá de Henares 28801 Phone: 91 885 52 52
TOEFL iBT Price in MadridThe current price of the TOEFL iBT in Madrid is (USD) $255. This price is the same whether you test at an authorized center or at home with the TOEFL Home Edition. When registering for the TOEFL IBT, it is important to always check for updated pricing and complete the registration process through the official ETS website. Some authorized centers offer additional test-counseling services, which may incur additional fees. If you are interested in taking the TOEFL Essentials, the price for this test is 120$.
Hopefully this blog post has resolved all your doubts. However, if you have questions in regards to your TOEFL preparation, get in touch and we will let you know how EPIC PREP can help you achieve your goals. Differently, if you preffer to continue reading here is the link to our TOEFL courses page.