TOEFL Review

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Test of English as Foreign Language

Exam Info:

The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures how well non-native English speakers can understand and express themselves in spoken and written English especially in an academic environment.

With over 130 countries accepting the TOEFL scores, there is no doubt that opportunities for educational attainment and career development are endless.

Components:

The components of the test are as follows:

• Reading – measures the ability to understand academic reading material; 60-80 minutes; 36-56 questions
• Listening – measures the ability to understand spoken English; 60-90 minutes; 34-51 questions
• Speaking – measures the ability to speak English; 20 minutes; 6 tasks
• Writing – measures the ability to write in English; 50 minutes; 2 tasks

Delivered via the Internet, TOEFL emphasizes integrated skills and, thus, testing the ability of the test-takers in synthesizing information. Test-takers will be asked to:

• Read, listen, and then speak in response to a question
• Listen, and then speak in response to a question
• Read, listen, and then write in response to a question