TOEFL is one the oldest tests for testing English proficiency of the students and professionals. The current test is internet based and is called ‘The TOEFL iBT ® test’ It measures one’s ability to use and understand English at the university level. It also evaluates how well one uses reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Why TOEFL Test?
TOEFL is a very popular test in countries like USA and Canada. The TOEFL test is the English-language test most preferred by universities in the United States, France and Germany, and by graduate programs in Canada. 1
There are no unfair TOEFL test centers, because tests aren't scored there. Tests are scored only through a centralized scoring network. The Speaking and Writing sections use multiple human raters who do not know test takers' identities, together with AI scoring. This prevents the bias that can occur in other tests that use a face-to-face interview with a single rater.
Who needs to take TOEFL Test?
TOEFL test can be taken by the following categories of people –
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas