failed TOEFL twice... Need to take an ESL course!
- 0Jan 20, '13 by smangaoangHi! I am currently applying for RN Licensure by Exam in Nevada. I'm having troubles with the English Proficiency Requirement because I already took the TOEFL twice but failed (particularly the Speaking Section). I only got a 24 and 23 speaking scores so NSBN sent me a letter saying that I need to send them a documentation of completing an English course (ESL) before I can take another exam.
I don't know where I'm supposed to take this English course. I already called NSBN and they told me that I can choose wherever I will take this course, and no number of hours are required as long as I send them the documentation. I prefer taking it online and if possible, with a much lower cost. I've been searching the net but most ESL programs cost around $200 and above. Can anyone give me an advice on this? I also would like to know if IELTS is better than TOEFL, because I really have difficulties answering in the Speaking Section of TOEFL.
Thank you so much and I really appreciate all your help!
- 0Feb 8, '13 by smangaoangHi! Is that so? Thank you! I think I'll be taking the TOEFL again once I complete an ESL course.
Regarding that, I've tried searching since I really prefer the course to be short term, cheap, and online. If I can't find one with those preferences, I'm considering taking the course in the nearest community college. I have a question though, if you don't mind...
Do community colleges offer ESL only courses? Or do I need to take up a degree and take ESL course as one of my classes? I'm just a bit confused how it works around here. Thank you so much!