What are the TOEIC Exam?

Developing strong communication skills to remain competitive in today's global market is the need of the hour. The US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) developed the TOEIC test to measure achievement in using English in a business setting The TOEIC Speaking Test/Writing Test started on January 21, 2007.

The TOEIC speaking test is composed of tasks that assess pronunciation, intonation and stress, vocabulary, grammar, cohesion, relevance of content and completeness of content. The TOEIC Writing test is composed of tasks that assess grammar, relevance of sentences to the pictures, quality and variety of sentences, vocabulary, organization, and whether the opinion is supported with reason and/or examples. Both assessments use a score scale of 0 - 200.

For the TOEIC Speaking Test, the Following are the Outcome of the Test

  • The test taker can produce some language that is intelligible to native and proficient to nonnative English speakers.
  • The test taker can carry out routine social and occupational interactions such as giving and receiving directions, asking for Information, asking for clarification, and so forth.
  • The test taker can create connected, sustained discourse appropriate to the typical workplace.

For the TOEIC Writing Test, The Claims of Outcome are enumerated below

  • The test taker can produce well-formed sentences (including subordination).
  • The test taker can produce multi-sentence-length text to convey straightforward information, questions, instructions, narratives, etc…
  • The test taker can produce multi-paragraph-length text to express complex ideas, using, as appropriate, reasons, evidence, and extended explanations.

Target Population

  • Personnel who use English in real-life work settings such as businesses, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, international meetings, Conventions and sports events.
  • Managerial, sales, and technical employees in international business, commerce, and industry who require English for their work.
  • Individuals who are preparing to enter the workplace.
  • Individuals who want to measure their productive skills in English.

Purposes of TOEIC Speaking and Writing

  • To verify current level of English proficiency.
  • To qualify for a new position and/or promotion in a company.
  • To enhance professional credentials.
  • To monitor progress in English.
  • To set learning goals.
  • To involve employers in advancing English ability.

Test Design

TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests carry important information about what kinds of information global corporations and institutions needed about test takers’ language skills. The following requirements were established on the implementation of the tests.