What is TOEFL
TOEFL is based on Test Of English as a Foreign Language. This test assesses the ability of individuals to communicate in English at the level of universities and educational institutions. The TOEFL test is administered by the ETS Institute. The TOEFL is accepted at more than 9000 universities and 130 countries all over the world. TOEFL was first held in 1964. As of today, more than 20 million people have passed the exam.
Format of the TOEFL
On the TOEFL test, the four language competencies are assessed. The total test time is around four hours. This test is now available online. All TOEFL skills are evaluated within one day.
This section takes between 60 and 80 minutes. The number of questions in the reading section is 36 to 56 questions. In this section, it is necessary to read 3 or 4 passages of academic texts and answer their questions.
This section takes about 60 to 90 minutes. The number of questions is 34 to 51. In this section, you need to listen to the class discussions and then answer the questions. After doing this part, you will have 10 minutes of rest.
The speaking section has 6 tasks and takes about 20 minutes. In this section you should talk about a familiar topic, based on reading and writing tasks.
This section has 2 tasks and takes 50 minutes. Answers should be written based on reading and listening tasks. Obviously, in this part you have to master the basic writing skills.
How's it scored
The TOEFL score is based on the candidate’s performance in responding to the exam questions. You need to answer at least one question while reading and listening. Have written at least one article and done some speaking to get a formal grade. In the online TOEFL test, four points are scaled and one overall score is finally received. Each section is rated from 0 to 30. The overall score of the test is also fixed from zero to 120.
There is not a passing grade on this test. Instead, different training agencies set their own scoring requirements. The TOEFL test grade is valid for up to 2 years from the date of the test.