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:
Test of English as a Foreign Language
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
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)