TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. The test is designed to measure the English proficiency of non-English speaking people and is divided into three sections. The test is timed for each section and uses multiple-choice questions with four possible choices for each question.
More than 2400 American colleges and universities require the TOEFL test scores from non-English speaking students in order to admit them to a program. In 1994-1995, more than 840,000 people registered worldwide for the test. The test is administered in 180 countries at more than 1275 test sites.
The Institutional TOEFL tests are used to identify students' current levels of proficiency, to evaluate progress at the end of a course, for placement in a program of study, for screening for scholarship programs, or to complete a graduation requirement. The TOEFL ITP tests cannot be used as substitutes for the actual TOEFL test.
Passports or other government-issued picture identification required on test day.
Students with registration holds or unpaid fees will not be allowed to take the test.
The 2 hour Institutional TOEFL test evaluate nonnative English speakers' skills in three areas:
- Listening Comprehension — measures the ability to understand English, including short and long conversations and short talks or lectures
- Structure and Written Expression — measures the ability to recognize standard written English
- Reading — measures the ability to read and understand short passages at the university level
|Section||Number of Questions||Time||Score Scale|
|Listening Comprehension||50||35 minutes||31 – 68|
|Structure and Written Expression||40||25 minutes||31 – 68|
|Reading||50||55 minutes||31 – 67|
|TOTAL||140||115 minutes||310 – 677|
To register for an institutional TOEFL test, complete the form below. If you have any questions, contact Madeleine Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.