TOEFL is a test of an individual’s ability to use and understand English in an academic setting designed and administered by Educational Testing Service.
TOEFL is a test of an individual’s ability to use and understand English in an academic setting designed and administered by Educational Testing Service. It has become an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then will no longer be officially reported.
The Reading section consists of 3 to 4 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics.
The Listening section consists of six passages 3 to 5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions.
The Speaking section consists of six tasks two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the two independent tasks, test takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics.
The Writing section measures a test taker's ability to write in an academic setting and consists of two tasks one integrated task and one independent task.
The TOEFL paper-based Test (PBT) is available in limited areas. Scores are valid for two years after the test date, and test takers can have their scores sent to institutions or agencies during that time.