The purpose of the Test of English as a Foreign Language is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. The test uses a multiple-choice format to measure the ability to understand North American English. The test consists of three sections:

  • Listening Comprehension - Measures ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America.
  • Structure and Written Expression - Measures ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English.
  • Reading Comprehension - Measures ability to understand nontechnical reading matter.

 

Registration for the TOEFL in the United States:

TOEFL/TSE Services
Test of English as a Foreign Language
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
Telephone: 609-771-7100

 

Outside of the United States:

You must get a TOEFL bulletin for your country. The bulletins are usually available at the following places:

  • United States educational commissions and foundations
  • United States Information Service (USIS) offices
  • Binational centers
  • Private organization such as the Institute of International Education (IIE)