In an exciting recent development, our school in Toronto has been approved as a testing centre for the ETS TOEFL Junior® English tests. From March onwards we’ll be offering the test to youngsters from the age of 11 upwards. Students will be tested on their listening and reading comprehension. The test is an excellent tool for gauging a student’s current English language level, helping to highlight language strengths and weaknesses and areas where students need to improve to reach their full potential. As with the adult TOEFL iBT tests, TOEFL Junior® test scores are matched to the standard international CEFR language levels recognised by academic institutions across the world. Due to its usefulness as a diagnostic tool, TOEFL Junior® is used by international high school teachers across the globe.
During the summer we’ll also be able to offer preparation for the tests as part of our Young Achievers Exam Programme. This programme is offered as an option on our summer and winter Junior programmes in the UK and Toronto. Students who have chosen a junior course which includes the social activities, can swap two activity sessions per week for exam focused workshops including the TOEFL Junior® test . Currently, whilst only LSI Toronto is a TOEFL Junior® test centre, all centres offering the Young Achievers Exam Programme will be able to advise on how to take the test.