What is the TOEFL Exam?
Foreign Language (TOEFL /ˈtoʊfəl/ TOH-fəl) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports, sent independently to institutions, for two years following the test.
The TOEFL institutional testing program training is exquisitely designed to meet with forty hour training Program zeroing in on primary school teachers, higher secondary school/pre-University students and College/University students.
The sector of college professors and lecturers is covered in level 1 ITP and students of IGCSE and matriculation boards are the target group under level 2 ITP.
Targeted Market Segments
Student community of all colleges with special focus on the final year students and school students of higher secondary sector are the targeted market section besides the language learning Institutions which are termed as spoken English centers.
At the teacher training Institutes comprising of Montessori training centers and bachelor of education colleges ITP level 1 has been used at large.
Strategies and Statics
The secondary school leaving students take a variety of entrance examinations to pursue their University courses. Statistics reveal that a 40 percent of these tests are allocated to the Listening, Reading and Writing skills of the test takers.
Final year graduates with a certification in ITP have a clear cut edge over other classmates in the placement drives that are conducted at colleges.
The TOEFL ITP is a prominent tool used in many institutions to measure the performance of the faculty members and thereby use it as a yardstick for promotion.
A scholarship for various courses in their pursuit of higher education is the most desired entity by students. Toefl ITP is a much desired product to enable this feature.
Since its introduction in late 2005, the TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT) format has progressively replaced the computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT), although paper-based testing is still used in select areas. The TOEFL IBT test has been introduced in phases, with the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy in 2005 and the rest of the world in 2006, with test centers added regularly. The CBT was discontinued in September 2006 and these scores are no longer valid .
Initially, the demand for test seats was higher than availability, and candidates had to wait for months. It is now possible to take the test within one to four weeks in most countries. The four-hour test consists of four sections, each measuring one of the basic language skills (while some tasks require integrating multiple skills), and all tasks focus on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. Note-taking is allowed during the TOEFL IBT test. The test cannot be taken more than once every 12 days.