The TOEFL (Testing of English as a foreign language) is an exam required by most US and Canadian university to prove proficiency (especially international students coming from countries where English is not native language) in English. TOEFL is an English Proficiency test, conducted to evaluate the English speaking and understanding ability of a candidate. TOEFL is accepted as proof of English proficiency in 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations and other TOEFL participating institutes across 130 countries in the World. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year by Educational Testing Service (ETS) – a US based non-profit organisation
TOEFL test pattern TOEFL has essentially two versions: TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test). Both the versions of TOEFL test has four sections- Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing and takes about 4-hours to complete. Candidates can retake the TOEFL test as many times as they wish. It uses both human raters and automated scoring methods for evaluating a candidate’s responses. For TOEFL the speaking test consists of six questions which you answer into a microphone. These are recorded and sent to an examiner to marks.
TOEFL registration: While there are four ways to get TOEFL Registration -Online, by mail, by phone and in person.
Test Scores: The TOEFL score requirements are set by individual educational institutions. The total TOEFL test score is between 0–120. TOEFL Test Results are valid for two years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test.. TOEFL test scores are posted online within 2-weeks of the test date.
TOEFL scholarship: TOEFL scholarship is awarded for achieving academic excellence and demonstrating English-communication proficiency.