What is the TOEFL iBT?
The TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test) assesses the abilities of a non native English-speaker with an intermediate to an advanced level, to understand and speak English for academic purposes.
Why should I take this test?
More than 4,400 Anglo-Saxon universities require the TOEFL test results during their admission procedure for international students - the student’s level in English is taken into account during the procedure.
What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at a university level. It also evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Who Takes the TOEFL iBT Test?
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
- Students planning to study in a higher education institution.
- English language learning programme admissions and final examinations.
- Scholarship and certification candidates.
- English language learners who want to track their progress.
- Students and workers applying for a visa.
What are the advantages of the TOEFL IBT?
The TOEFL test offers 50 examination dates per year in Authorised Test Centres around the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period.
More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries (including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States) accept TOEFL scores.
- The test is available in more than 4,500 centres worldwide and in 23 centres in France – Stralang is an Authorised Test Centre in the Alsace Region.
- The test is highly secured and completely reliable; the test results are therefore confidential.
The test in details
There are two types of TOEFL exams but the TOEFL iBT (internet-Based test) is the most widespread and has been chosen by Stralang Institute; it is a 4-hour exam (40 minutes for training and 3h30 for the exam). There are 4 parts to the examination:
Sections of the TOEFL iBT
|60 to 80 minutes||36 to 56 questions||3 or 4 extracts to read from different academic texts, then answer to some questions.|
|Listening||60 to 90 minutes||34 to 51 questions||Extracts of conferences, discussions, and conversations in class, listen then answer to some questions.|
|Oral expression||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express a point of view on a given topic; opinion based on the reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write an essay to answer the questions, based on the reading and listening tasks; express and argue in favour of a point of view..|
This is not an exam to pass or fail. Each section is linked to a result between 0 and 30, the maximal result is 120. Each institute decides the minimal required score to reach.
Results are valid for two years and you can take the exam as many times as you want. More than 8,500 institutions in 130 countries accept the results of the TOEFL iBT.
You can take this examination at Stralang Institute which is the only Authorised Test Centre for the TOEFL iBT in Alsace.
Registration deadlines are listed in the table above (7 days before the examination date).