TOEFL Insider #100

New Year, New TOEFL?

Happy New Year TOEFL Insiders;

Here is your weekly summary of tips and resources in the TOEFL® world.

But first up, the next round of group classes is starting Monday, January 4th.

Each class is maxed out at 8 students so we make sure each one of you gets the attention you need for the score you want.

Speaking Group Classes:

  • Group B: Mon & Thur – 2 pm EST / 1 pm CST, beginning January 4th

Learn more about the Group Classes for the Speaking Section of the TOEFL® Test.

Writing Group Classes:

  • Group A: Sun & Tue – 6 pm EST / 5 pm CST, beginning January 5th

Learn more about the Group Classes for the Writing Section of the TOEFL® Test.

If you have any questions, you can always contact our Head of Communications, Marina, at [email protected]


2020 was rough. 

One thing did change, and that is the TOEFL. Now you can take the TOEFL home edition from the comfort of your own home. 

Let’s make 2021 a great year. 

Let’s get your dream TOEFL score so you can put this test in your past and move on with your life. 

Our annual new year’s sale is going on right now!

All courses and classes are valid for one year, so take advantage of this deal now before it’s gone.


Here’s a tip from Jamie Tanzman, one of our TOEFL Teachers.

“A student from Russia recently asked me:

What do I do if I realize I have made a mistake while speaking?

If you recognize the mistake immediately, you can make a quick correction. Here’s how:

Say the phrase “I mean” to correct yourself. For instance, if you say “The man totally agree, I mean agrees with the university’s decision.” On a related note, you could use a phrase like “What I meant to say is….” Or “What I’m trying to say is” if you find yourself stuck and need to redirect your sentence.

You must keep a continuous flow of speech on test day. Use phrases like “I mean…” or “What I meant to say…” in order to avoid freezing up or using vocal fillers like “um” or “uh”.”
– Jamie

TOEFL Resources

It is tough to practice speaking by yourself, but not anymore. 

Check out Speechace

It is like talking to Siri on your iPhone, only more judgmental (in a good way). Repeat a word, phrase, or sentence and Speechace will immediately tell you which sounds you pronounced well and which still need a bit of work.

And it’s free.

Stay safe and good luck!

Comment below or reply to the original email if you want to get in touch.

We are here to help you get your TOEFL score as quickly and easily as possible.

— Josh MacPherson
Head Instructor at TST Prep


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