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  • TOEIC: Cutting Edge Test Security

    Posted by TOEIC4Success | 11 July 2014 - 4:17pm | 0 Comments
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    TOEIC tests are about to get much more secure. Earlier this year, ETS launched biometric voice identification software for the TOEFL program and plans to expand it to the TOEIC program in the coming months. ETS is currently the only maker of English-proficiency tests to use this type of software as a way of preventing cheating and has a patent pending for its application.

    Biometric voice identification is cutting-edge security software designed to recognize suspected impersonations using...

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  • TOEIC at the World Cup

    Posted by TOEIC4Success | 27 June 2014 - 12:34pm | 0 Comments
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    The FIFA World Cup, arguably the biggest event in soccer, is a competition between thirty-two national men’s soccer teams that only occurs once every four years. Over the course of a few weeks, these teams compete against each other in a series of elimination rounds for the ultimate title of world champions. Much like the Olympics, these matches attract as many as a hundred thousand international spectators to the host country, which spends billions of dollars to prepare for the onslaught of athletes and fans with new facilities, infrastructure, and specialized workers.

    This year...

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  • TOEIC Success Story: Military Applications

    Posted by TOEIC4Success | 21 April 2014 - 9:58am | 0 Comments
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    TOEIC's role in the international business world is well known, but did you know about its use in the military? As in other workplaces, English skills have become key for military personnel. Defense forces all around the world use TOEIC to measure these skills accurately and objectively.

    The Standardization Agreement (STANAG 6001), developed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), determines general English proficiency levels for military personnel. The six proficiency levels, ranging from 0 (no proficiency) to 5 (highly-articulate native), are based on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills....

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  • The Four Communication Skills: How Are They Related?

    Posted by TOEIC4Success | 21 March 2014 - 4:50pm | 0 Comments
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    Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are basic communication skills necessary for effective communication in any environment, particularly the workplace. In a recent study, researchers examined the relationships between these four skills through TOEIC® test scores and found some interesting results.

    As it turns out, these skills are not as closely related as you might think. In fact, the moderate correlations between the different scores were so limited that the researchers concluded it is “not sufficient for one skill to serve as a valid surrogate for another skill” (Liu, Costanzo, 2013). In other words, strength in one skill...

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  • China Cuts English Language Testing

    Posted by TOEIC4Success | 19 November 2013 - 2:37pm | 0 Comments
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    China is rethinking English. In provinces all across the country, education officials are readjusting teaching policies to place less emphasis on foreign language, according to China Daily. At the forefront of these controversial education reforms, is the Ministry of Education which has gone so far as to propose a plan that removes English as a test subject from the national college entrance exam.

    Although individual Chinese citizens are able to find new jobs without an English requirement and education authorities have...

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