What is TOEFL?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (or TOEFL®) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in academic settings. The TOEFL test is required for international students seeking an admission in US universities and colleges for higher studies.

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 academic settings. It is an internationally accepted measure of academic English proficiency.

Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. Currently more than 6.000 colleges and universities, professional schools, and sponsoring institutions in 110 countries accept TOEFL scores.

What is TOEFL iBT?

Beginning in October 2005, ETS launched a new Internet-Based test (known as TOEFL iBT®) replacing the two previous versions: Computer-Based Test (CBT) and Paper-Based Test (PBT). The new TOEFL iBT lasts about four and a half hours and is made up of four sections: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.
  1. Reading
  2. The reading section consists of 3 - 5 long passages and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook. Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, sentence restatements, sentence insertion, vocabulary, function and overall ideas. New types of questions in the iBT require paraphrasing, filling out tables, or completing summaries. Generally prior knowledge of the subject under discussion is not necessary to come to the correct answer, though a priori knowledge may help.
  3. Listening
  4. It consists of six long passages and questions about the passages. The passages consist of two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. The questions ask the students to determine main ideas, details, function, stance, inferences, and overall organization.
  5. Speaking
  6. It consists of six tasks, two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the two independent tasks, students must answer opinion questions about some aspect of academic life. In two integrated reading, listening, and speaking tasks, students must read a passage, listen to a passage, and speak about how the ideas in the two passages are related. In two integrated listening and speaking tasks, students must listen to long passages and then summarize and offer opinions on the information in the passages. Test takers are expected to convey information, explain ideas, and defend opinions clearly, coherently, and accurately.
  7. Writing
  8. The Writing Section consists of two tasks, one integrated task and one independent task. In the integrated task, students must read an academic passage, listen to an academic passage, and write about how the ideas in the two passages are related. In the independent task, students must write a personal essay.

How is the score calculated? How long do I have to wait for the results?

The overall score for TOEFL iBT is expressed on a scale from 0 to 120. The score report shows the partial scores obtained by the student in the four skills: Listening (0-30), Reading (0-30), Speaking (0-30), Writing (0-30).
The scores are available online on the ETS website 15 working days after the test date. The printed score report is mailed by ETS to the student after another fifteen working days.
The score report sent to the student contains the results for the iBT version as well as the corresponding scores for the previous TOEFL® CBT (0-300) and PBT (310-677) versions.

How long are the test results valid for?

A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then is deleted from the official database. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score.

English Plus - TOEFL® iBT Preparation Center

Full-time English course for students who need a high score on the TOEFL iBT test or want to improve their English language skills in a very structured and dynamic course. This course is designed for students who will be entering college or university. This course will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Are you interested in improving your English? Do you want to advance your career? Then the English Plus Language Centre is the best choice for you. With the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course you can:

  • Build your self-confidence to write the new generation TOEFL iBT.
  • Improve your TOEFL score in the classroom and in the computer lab.
  • Enhance your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with tons of practice exercises and speaking activities in a native speaking environment.
  • Practice on a daily basis with mini-tests covering the different sections of the official test in our state-of-the-art computer lab and get instant feedback from our professional instructors.
  • Take a weekly full length TOEFL iBT test in the computer lab.
  • Benefit from our friendly and professional instruction in a course designed by an expert TOEFL iBT instructor.
  • Get your target score and achieve your dream.

For more information on TOEFL, registration process, preparation resources, test fee and other details please contact
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English Plus - TOEFL® iBT Preparation Center
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