TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
What is the TOEFL?
The TOEFL, (Test Of English as a Foreign Language), is an English test designed to determine whether or not you are prepared to study or practice in an English-speaking educational system. English-speaking institutions of higher education around the world require the TOEFL as a prerequisite for admission to higher education programs such as Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees.
The TOEFL is currently available in two formats: computer-based and written. The paper-based TOEFL is considered a subsidiary, and can only be taken, each year, on a few specific dates in those regions where the possibility of access to computer-based exams is limited.
In which countries is the TOEFL accepted?
The TOEFL is the preferred English language test in the USA and Canada, and is also widely recognised around the world, including Australia, the UK and Ireland (although institutions in these countries usually accept IELTS results as well)
Who’s in charge of the TOEFL?
The TOEFL is managed by Educational Testing Services (ETS), a private, non-profit American company, which also manages many other tests, such as the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
The TOEFL: computer-based or paper-based?
The Computer-based TOEFL is currently the standard format for the TOEFL. In Spain, the computer-based test can be taken permanently in the assessment centers of Barcelona, Madrid and Pamplona.