TOEFL – all you need to know
Test of English as a Foreign Language
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to measure English language proficiency.The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
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.
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.
Various people have taken the TOEFL test under the following categories:
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution.
- English-language learning program admissions and exit.
- Scholarstic and certification candidates.
- English-language learners who want to track their progress.
- Students and workers applying for visas/resident permit.
Who Accepts TOEFL iBT Test Scores?
More than 8,500 , agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
Your test scores will be considered together with other information you supply to the institution to determine if you have the appropriate academic and language background to be admitted to a regular or modified program of study. Often your field of study and whether you are applying as a graduate or undergraduate student will determine what scores you need.
IS THERE ANY MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORE?
Each institution that uses TOEFL scores sets its own minimum level of acceptable performance. These minimums vary from one institution to another, depending on factors such as the applicant’s field of study, the level of study (undergraduate or graduate), whether the applicant will be a teaching assistant, and whether the institution offers English as a Second Language support for its students.
TEST SEAT AVAILABILITY
The TOEFL test is taken all year round, especially on weekends. There are few authorized TOEFL test centers currently administering the TOEFL ibt test in Nigeria. Because of the high demand for the test, seats gets quickly filled up, so students are encouraged to register well ahead of time in order to get their preferred date for the test.
You will need an international passport as a form of identifying document on the day of the exam.
At least one month of good preparation is required for the TOEFL examination.