Monday, December 6, 2010

Test Of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam

International students are not required to know Finnish language when applying to English programs. If you're not a native speaker of English, you will need to show you can use and understand English at the university level. Schools rely on English-language proficiency tests like the TOEFL® test to measure applicants' English language abilities. By taking the TOEFL test, you can be sure of having the widest possible selection of schools that accept your scores.

What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the Internet-based Test (iBT). Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).

TOEFL iBT™ Test Content

The TOEFL iBT™ test is given in English and administered in an internet-based format. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete and each section is taken online.

TOEFL iBT
  • Listening; 60 – 90 minutes; 34 – 51 questions; Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
  • Reading; 60 – 100 minutes; 36 – 70 questions; Read passages from academic texts and answer questions.
  • Break 10 minutes.
  • Speaking; 20 minutes; 6 tasks; Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
  • Writing; 50 minutes; 2 tasks; Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
A standard English language (QWERTY) computer keyboard is used for the test. It is recommended that you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.

Registration and fees

TOEFL test fees vary by country. It is recommended to register very early because for late registrations and reschedulings extra fees will occur.

There are different ways to register for the TOEFL test. Most recommended and common way to register is by registering online. (You can read about the other ways by clicking this link: http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register/ )

1 comment:

nancy john said...

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