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Introduction to TOEFL

What is the TOEFL English Test?

TOEFL is the oldest form of English language testing in the world and TEFL results are accepted by almost all UK universities. The test can be taken online or in-person and measures a users reading, writing, listening and speaking ability

TOEFL Exam Format

  • Reading: Students are required to read 3 or 4 passages from an academic text and answer questions
  • Listening: Students will listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations and then answer questions
  • Speaking: Students will be required to express an opinion on a familiar topic and then speak on it
  • Writing: Students will be required to write essay responses based on the reading and listening tasks

Can the TOEFL Test be taken online?

The TOEFL test can now be taken at home and is available 4 days a week, with appointments available as early as 24 hours after you register.

TOEFL Score Guide

Skill and Score Level Range

Reading

Score Range 0–30

Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)

Listening

Score Range 0–30

Advanced (22–30)
High-Intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)

Speaking

Score Range 0–30

Advanced (25–30)
High-Intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9

Writing

Score Range 0–30

Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)
Total Score These are added together for a total score of 0–120.

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