What is the TOEFL® test?

The TOEFL® test is an internationally accepted standard of English that measures the academic English proficiency of a non-native speaker of English.
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. As opposed to the
TOEIC®  test that measures the use of English in a business context, the TOEFL® test has an academic focus.  An internationally accepted standard of academic English proficiency, it is a required certification by more than 5000 colleges and universities worldwide.
Who uses the TOEFL test?

  • Students who want to study further: For non-native speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English speaking countries

  • Academic institutions: To determine academic readiness and make admissions decisions for international applicants

  • Individuals who are applying for professional licensure or certification

  • Many government, licensing and certification agencies, as well as exchange and scholarship programmes also use TOEFL® scores as a decision-making tool.

Benefits of the TOEFL® test:

  • Widely available and easily accessible

  • Regarded as the international standard and industry leader

  • The test is administered under secure conditions and is highly reliable; hence, scores can be used confidently to make high-stakes decisions

Learn more about the TOEFL® test.

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