Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS. TOEFL is a trademark of ETS (Educational Testing Service), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. The scores are valid for two years; then they are no longer reported.
|Read passages and respond to questions
|Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions
|Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
|Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response
The Reading section includes three or four reading passages. There are 12 to 14 questions per passage. You have from 60 to 80 minutes to answer all the questions in the section.
TOEFL iBT Reading passages are excerpts from university-level textbooks that would be used in introductions to a discipline or topic. The passages will cover a variety of different subjects. Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the topic of a passage. All the information you need to answer the questions will be in the passage.
|Internet based or paper based test
|Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing of English Language
|To assess the English Language Proficiency of non-native English speakers
|Internet Based Test spans 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes
|For internet based test (0-30 on each of 4 sections). Total is out 120
|More than 50 times a year
|US $160 to US $250(depending on country)