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TOEFL exam (English)

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and is just as Cambridge and IELTS, an exam that tests knowledge of English for non-native English speakers. It is a test that was developed in the United States and therefore tests the foremost American English, in contrast to eg Cambridge exam that is based on British English. One can write exam at test centers worldwide, although it is most widespread in the United States. Most people who write a TOEFL exam do so to enter the North American universities and colleges, with over 2400 universities in North America have TOEFL exam entry requirements for non-native English speakers.

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What is the qualification for?

If you want to read at university or college in North America and do not have English as their native language so it is almost always necessary to present a TOEFL exam (often the IELTS and Cambridge exam is also accepted). What a “test score” the various universities may differ, see the levels below. A TOEFL score is valid for two years, so it is best to write exam quite close to prospective studies. There are also universities in other parts of the English speaking world who have TOEFL as admissions requirements. If you want to read at a university in a engelsktsprĆ„kigt country, it is good to check exactly which test scores they require.
Degree Levels

TOEFL is not in the different levels, but you do all parts of the exam and are then given a test result (“test score”) for the entire test. The higher the test score, the better the results. TOEFL, there are three different forms at the moment: paper (PBT), computer (CBT) and Internet (IBT). Whatever form you write depends on where in the world you take the test. The Internet-based TOEFL test is new and has been introduced in the U.S. in late 2005. There is as yet only in the U.S. and other countries. In the long run it will be the only test form, and the PBT and CBT will be gradually phased out. Test structure looks a little different for the three forms, see the exam content for a description.

What test scores required for admission to a university varies, but it is usually around 550-600 for PBT, 213-260 for CBT and +80 for the IBT.
Diploma Content

PBT consists of three parts plus a separate Test of Written English (TWE).
Listening Comprehension (30-40 minutes): measures the ability to understand English as spoken in North America.
Structure and Written Expression (25 minutes): measures the ability to recognize language that is typical of standard written English.
Reading Comprehension (55 minutes): measures the ability to understand short passages similar to those used in academic texts at university.
Writing (30 minutes – a substance): measures the ability to write on a given subject in English.

Most questions are multiple choice questions (multiple choice).

CBT consists of four parts. It takes between 3.5 and 4 hours to do the test.
Listening (40-60 minutes): measures the ability to understand English as spoken in North America.
Structure (15-20 minutes): measures the ability to recognize language that is typical of standard written English.
Reading (70-90 minutes): measures the ability to understand short passages similar to those used in academic texts at university.
Writing (30 minutes – a substance): measures the ability to write on a given subject in English.

IBT consists of:
Reading (60-100 minutes)
Listening (60-90 minutes)
Speaking (20 minutes – six figures)
Writing (50 minutes – two tasks)

Rating System

For all forms of the scores for the various components are added together and give a total score. PBT and CBT has written items that are in a different way than the other parts, but the results also baked into the overall score.

PBT:
Listening: 1-68
Structure / Writing: 1-68
Reading: 1-67
Essay (on a separate scale): 0-6
Total: 310-677

CBT:
Listening: 00-30
Structure: 0-30
Reading: 0-30
Essay (on a separate scale): 0-6
Total: 000-300

IBT:
Listening: 00-30
Reading: 0-30
Speaking: 0-30
Writing: 00-30
Total: 0-120

 

Registration and cost

Anyone who does not have English as their native language can make a TOEFL test. You take the exam in an accredited test center. They exist in most countries. Register you must do on your own. The easiest way is to do it on-line at http://www.ets.org / toefl. You then create a personal profile and can search on the test date and test center available. You can also register by phone or mail. When you register you also pay the test fee of around $ 140 (about 995 dollars).
Graduation Date

There are several testing dates each month, but that’s not all test centers that have a test every date. Our English language schools can usually tell you if the date is the next period. It is also easy to visit the ETS website for available dates available, and where.

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