TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is used for testing the English proficiency of the non-natives' speakers of English when they wish to study at university in a country where English is spoken as the first language.

There are three testing options to choose from:

The traditional TOEFL in the examination center

The TOEFL home edition

The TOEFL paper edition



Key information:

Who is it for?

It is for non-native speakers of English who want to enroll in English-speaking universities

Format: online; paper-based test in selected areas, in a test center

Cost: varies


Number of parts:

Reading (54 - 72 minutes)

3 – 4 parts/each containing 10 questions

Writing (50 minutes)

2 parts

Listening (41 - 57 minutes)

5 - 7 parts/each containing 5 - 6 questions

Speaking (17 minutes)

2 parts



TOEFL is accepted by 11.000 universities around the world


TOEFL results are valid only two years from the test date

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