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The TOEFL test measures your ability to understand and communicate in English at the level of a university course. It also evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.



Each year nearly a million individuals belonging to all age groups take the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English language proficiency. More than 25 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test since it was first offered. The average English skill level ranges between intermediate and advanced.


  • Students seeking higher education
  • Those enrolled in English language learning programs
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who wish to track their progress
  • Students and professionals applying for visas


More than 7,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well:
  • Immigration departments for issuing residential and work visas
  • Medical and licensing agencies for professional certification purposes
  • Individuals for judging their progress in learning the English language


The TOEFL test has more dates (30-40) and locations (4500 test centers in 165 countries) than any other English-language test in the world. you can retake the test as many times as you wish.


 The TOEFL test cost varies depending where you take it.

The TOEFL test is English and administered on internet based format. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete and each section is taken online.