Test Of English as Foreign Language.
The essential exam for entry to universities in the United States. Academic language.
Who is it for?
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.
Versions of the TOEFL® test
Nearly everyone does the test on a computer, although a paper test is available in locations without access to the internet.
- internet-based test (iBT)
- paper-based test (PBT)
There is also an exam for younger students called TOEFL Junior®.
Click here to see a comparison of TOEFL scores with other exams.
Where do I take the test?
At a test center in your country. The test is organised by the Educational Testing Service. You can register for the TOEFL iBT® online.