About the Test
What is the TOEFL® test?
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use andunderstand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in theuniversity classroom.
What is the difference between the TOEFL iBT™ and PBT tests?
The TOEFL test is offered in two formats: the TOEFL iBT™, administered inan
format, and the TOEFL PBT, administered in a
format. The format you take depends on your testing location. Test centersthat do not have Internet access offer the
test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.It is offered 30 to 40 times a year, and is administered online via computer atmore than 4,500 testing sites in 165 countries. Most test takers take theTOEFL iBT test.
test measures reading, listening, grammar and writing skillsand is offered six times a year in areas where Internet-based testing is notavailable.
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Do I have a choice of which format to take?
The format of the test depends on your testing location, the capabilities of thetesting center and any accommodations required for special needs.
Where are TOEFL test scores accepted?
More than 8,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries acceptTOEFL scores. View the
. To learn more about howthe TOEFL test can be your passport to study anywhere English is spoken,watch our new video,
How do I know what an institution's score requirements are?
Each institution sets its own score requirements. You can start your scorerequirement research with the
and then contact theinstitution for more specific requirements. If you're applying for postgraduatestudies, find out if your institution requires other tests, such as the GRE®(Graduate Record Examinations®) test. For more information about the GREtest, go to
How often is the test given?