What is the TOEFL Test?
Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enrol in British, U.S. and European universities.
The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions.
TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being IELTS.
The TOEFL 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.
Who Takes the TOEFL Test?
More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.
The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- English-language learning program admissions and exit
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom.
We recommend 4 weeks minimum
Start date: Any Monday
Course time: Times may change subject to demand (the course is available Monday to Thursday 11 am to 2 pm)
Course length: 4 weeks minimum
Class size: Max 10 (average class size 5)
Minimum age: 18
Exam fees: £150 (2016)
HOW TO ENROL:
All students will be required to complete a mock test which will include listening, speaking, reading and writing sections.
After this you will have an interview with the Director of Studies or Assistant Director of Studies before being advised if taking a TOEFL course is appropriate.
It takes 4 hours and the answers are only written with a computer, which makes time is led by this one.
The test is divided into 4 parts:
– Oral comprehension = 1H00-1H30 :
The candidates answer questions while they are listening situations which could happen in the academic system.
– Written comprehension = 1H00-1H20 :
People in the test have to give answer according to few texts (usually 4).
– Oral expression = 0H20 :
The candidates have to give their opinion on a particular subject and explain it.
– Written expression = 0H50 :
People in the test have to justify their opinion on a specific topic with an essay.
Results of TOEFL:
Each part is graduated upon 30 points, and the final result is on 120 points. There is no level according to the result, however, some comments are made in order to show better the candidate’s real level.