Update: While I was working with others, to prepare them for the TOEFL, I created two PDFs, from the many websites below, correcting mistakes, clarifying explanations, and so on. The first one explains the main English verb tenses, with many examples:
The second is a collection of 75 questions that are presented on TOEFL websites, but often they only give the answer, without explaining why their answer is correct. I gave it my best effort to attempt to explain most of them.
Many of the people who visit my websites are actually native speakers of the language I am learning, who are themselves learning English. With this in mind, I wish to list the resources that I use, when guiding people on http://www.lang-8.com or http://www.gospeaky.com.
Although I reference websites that are in English, by using the Chrome browser and its built-in translation, you can translate the site in a single click.
Je suggère que vous prenez quelques cours en ligne que vous écrivez vos phrases. Vocabulaire en ligne gratuit et expressions
Bonnes phrases et mots à connaître pour les essais en anglais
Apprendre 50 langues App – French
Mots de transition
Other Smart Phone Apps
Livres anglais et étrangers
Structure de phrase
Anglais Pratique d’écoute
Temps de verbe
100 Modèles de phrases anglaises
Les dix types de phrases en anglais
Comprehensive Site for English
On-Line Language Checker
Writing Prompts for Essay Ideas
Proofreading French (for me)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
I get asked about this test all the time, and I’ve helped people develop a study plan for taking this test, but of course, I have never personally taken the exam. Let me lay out the general approach. First, learn about the exam by reading the Wikipedia entry.
There are websites that already lay out a general plan, and the first link includes Forums where test takers can share strategies:
The plans do not cover how you are going to study English, but rather how to register and take the exam. If I were studying English, I would not worry about very specific grammar rules in English. There are too many of them, and native speakers make grammar errors all the time. I would focus on taking practice tests:
I would also learn the 400 “must know” English words. I’ve seen this list, and it is similar to the words found on the American SAT exam that High School students take. As always, the Internet allows you to use the hard work of others:
The above deck is all in English, but you can search Quizlet for a version that includes your native language, by just using Quizlet’s search engine and “TOEFL must know 400”.
There are similar tests to the TOEFL, like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Finally, there is the ESL (English as a Second Language) exams:
All of these resources can help you find your weaknesses, and help prepare you for taking a test under pressure.
If you are looking for personalized training, I’ve always been impressed with this site’s grammar examples:
Their tutor page is here: