Top TOEFL FAQs

  • What is the TOEFL?
    The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, measures English skills by testing reading, writing, listening, and in most locations, speaking. It is offered in 180 countries around the world, and is required by over 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States. The test assesses your mastery of the English language, and your ability to be successful in an English-speaking academic environment.
  • Who takes the TOEFL?
    The TOEFL is meant for non-native English speakers at the 11th-grade or above who are looking to attend college or graduate school in the U.S.
  • What is on the TOEFL?
    The TOEFL is primarily an Internet-based test, or iBT. Depending on your testing location, the TOEFL will be administered as either an iBT or a paper and pencil test. The iBT has four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The paper test has a writing portion, along with three other sections: reading comprehension, structure and written expression, and listening comprehension.
  • How do I register for the TOEFL?
    The TOEFL is offered throughout the year, at some 4,500 locations around the world. Visit the official TOEFL website to learn more about specific testing dates and locations.