The TOEFL® exam
The TOEFL®, or Test Of English as a Foreign Language, is the essential exam for entry to universities in the United States. The TOEFL iBT measures your academic ability in English, whereas the TOEFL Essentials Test is divided into 50% academic English and 50% general English.
Who is it for?
The 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.
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?
You can take the TOEFL iBT at a test centre or at home. The test is organised by the
Educational Testing Service. You can register for the TOEFL iBT® online.
How much does the TOEFL® test cost to take?
Prices of the TOEFL iBT® vary in each country ranging from $235 - $285.
What materials do I need?
You can buy TOEFL materials
Read our TOEFL Tips here.