Wednesday, 31 August 2016

TOEFL–Brief Introduction

TOEFL–Brief Introduction

Every year more than half a million students aspiring to attend college or graduate from various countries all over the world take TOEFL test. TOEFL is the “Test of English as a Foreign Language”. About 5000 colleges and universities require TOEFL score along with applications. TOEFL is designed level of a student and his ability to succeed in English speaking academic environment.

Before 2005 TOEFL used to be PBT (paper based test) or CBT (Computer based test). Since 2006 iBT (Internet based test) was introduced in most of the countries. However PBT is continued to be administered in several countries even today.

TOEFL iBT is designed to evaluate a person’s Speaking, Reading, and Listening & Writing skills. In iBT your speech is recorded and audio presentations are provided during the tests. Such type of testing method is referred to as “integrated tests” test which aims to asses completely the language skills of the student from the point of view of ability to excel in English-speaking academic environment.

TOEFL iBT test score

Speaking-       0-30 points
Reading-        0-30 points
Listening        0-30 points
Writing           0-30 points
Total-             120 points

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