Four Myths About the TOEIC

Posted by English4Success | August 7, 2015 - 3:49pm | 0 Comments

It's easy to assume "everyone knows" this or that when you work daily with a particular product or service. It's only when you start talking to someone outside your small world and realize that's not the case. Here are a few misunderstandings about TOEIC testing that we've seen come up repeatedly in communications about the test.

1. There's only one TOEIC test.

False. The TOEIC Speaking & Writing test is entirely separate from the TOEIC...

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Falling Through the Cracks: Potential Pitfalls Along the Road to English-Language Proficiency

Posted by English4Success | July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm | 0 Comments

Ipsos, the third-largest market research company in the world, teamed up with the creators of the TOEIC® program to produce a white paper titled “Falling Through the Cracks: Potential Pitfalls Along the Road to English-Language Proficiency.” The report identified three critical gaps facing companies building an English-proficient workforce to compete in an increasingly global economy: priority, proficiency and assessment. What does this mean? Why does it matter? Below, we break down the report.

How did they do it?

ETS and Ipsos Public Affairs surveyed 749 HR...

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Bastille Day: English Words of French Origin

Posted by English4Success | July 14, 2015 - 3:52pm | 0 Comments

To commemorate the storming of the Bastille this day in 1789, below is a selection of common words used in the English language derived from French. Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

Originating from the French verb entreprendre, meaning “to undertake,” this word has a number of meanings in the professional world. Generally, its definition is “a resourceful individual who comes up with an idea and makes it into a profitable business.” There is a lot of debate and discussion about...

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Six Advantages of Taking the TOEFL iBT®

Posted by English4Success | June 24, 2015 - 12:12pm | 0 Comments

International students hoping to attend foreign universities typically need to take an English-language proficiency exam as part of the application process. Many students get confused about which test they should take. Here are six important characteristics of the TOEFL iBT® that you should consider before deciding.

Widely Accepted

The TOEFL iBT test is almost like a passport. It's accepted by over 9,000 institutions in 130 different countries, including the top 100 universities in the US. The ...

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Top Ten TOEIC® Test Day Tips

Posted by English4Success | June 4, 2015 - 3:11pm | 0 Comments

To conclude our four-part series about how to prepare for the TOEIC ® Listening & Reading and Speaking & Writing tests, here are our top 10 tips for success on test day.


  1. Plan ahead. Research the best route to the testing site and remember to account for traffic. You should arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes before your start time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to...