Trick lies in learning to think and speak in English

A good rapport with teachers, ample practice and not least of all, test-taking skills, are offered by courses that prepare students for such high-stakes challenges as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Wednesday, 8 August, 2007, 12:00am

Fiasco now farce as Thai tests fail to compute

The fiasco over Thailand's new university admission system has turned to farce with universities being asked to extend admission deadlines for a third time and authorities admitting rechecked entrance scores are still 'riddled with errors'.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

New admission systems fiasco leaves students in limbo

The introduction of a new university admission system in Thailand has gone disastrously wrong, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in limbo and forcing many universities to delay the start of the new semester.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Careful preparation the key to clearing dreaded hurdle

THE GRADUATE Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is one of the most dreaded acronyms in the English language. However, a good score does not guarantee you admission and a poor score does not automatically rule you out.

16 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

The right language

Language tests are generally intended to give a clear indication of proficiency. But having too many of them could cause confusion, especially when their contents and methods of assessment are different.

18 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

System takes language testing to new heights

Students will be able to test their English speaking and listening skills by simply making a phone call, thanks to the introduction of a new speech recognition system.

PhonePass only involves a 10-minute local phone call.

Candidates will be able to check their test results on the Internet within an hour.

1 Mar 2000 - 12:00am