The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a test that measures, by means of four separate tests (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), the ability of non-native speaking students to use and understand spoken and written English. It is academically oriented and is an essential requirement to enrol in an English-taught undergraduate or postgraduate programme and for admission to American, British, and foreign universities. It is also fully recognised by many Professional Master’s and postgraduate programmes abroad. 

As an internationally accepted standard of English proficiency, the TOEFL test is also the most popular certification among companies, multinational corporations, and government agencies for licensing purposes. In addition, many exchange and scholarship programmes use TOEFL scores as a selection tool. 

The TOEFL certifies an upper-intermediate/advanced level (B2-C1). 

The test is administered by the American Educational Testing Service (ETS)


Further information

TOEFL website


Teaching materials


Useful tips

  • Good command of the English language (particularly its American variety);
  • Familiarity with the computer keyboard;
  • Test structure.

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