TOEFL

What is TOEFL®?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) evaluates the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. Most U.S. universities require that international applicants take the TOEFL.  Generally, a score of 61 to 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is required for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States, with graduate schools expecting the higher scores.

TOEFL iBT is a four-hour test with content to assess reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.

Where do I get a TOEFL bulletin?

TOEFL bulletin can be found at http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/pdf/toefl_ibt_bulletin_2012-13.pdf

Information on the exam content and registration procedures is also available at the TOEFL Website.

Where and when can I take the TOEFL?

The TOEFL exam is administered in an Internet-based format at AMIDEAST/Lebanon and other centers. Tests are held about three times per month, and are scheduled by appointment. Be sure to register early as test centers may be filled quickly.

How do I register to take the TOEFL?

You may register directly with ETS at www.ets.org/toefl, or you may register in person at AMIDEAST/Lebanon for an additional fee. 

How do I prepare for the TOEFL?

It is important for you to be familiar with the kinds of questions asked on the TOEFL.  There are several ways to prepare.

  • Visit the TOEFL Website to see sample questions and tests
  • Purchase TOEFL preparation materials from AMIDEAST
  • Take a test preparation class at AMIDEAST

What do I do on the day of the test?

Arrive at AMIDEAST or other assigned test center 30 minutes before the start test time. Check-in procedures take time. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the test, and you will forfeit your test fees.

  • Bring photo bearing identification, as described in the TOEFL registration bulletin.
  • Bring your test confirmation information.

What about my scores?

The TOEFL iBT test provides scores in four skill areas — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and a total score:

         Reading 0–30         Listening 0–30         Speaking 0–30         Writing 0–30         Total Score 0–120

The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.Scores will be posted online approximately 10 days after the test date. Log in to your online TOEFL iBT account, enter the ETS ID received when you registered and click on the "View Scores" link. Your scores are also mailed to the universities or institutions you selected. A score report posting schedule for each test administration is available on the TOEFL iBT website. Allow 7–10 days for mail delivery in the United States and 4–6 weeks for other areas. We recommend that you take the test two to three months before your earliest application deadline.You can order additional score reports as soon as your test scores are available, approximately 10 days after test day. You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose for a fee of US$18 per report. Scores are mailed approximately four to seven days after receipt of your request and payment.  

Order Online: Order through your TOEFL iBT account. 

Order by Fax: Fill out the TOEFL iBT® Official Score Report Request Form (PDF). Fax it with your registration number and credit/debit card information to 1-610-290-8972. If you send the same fax more than once, write "DUPLICATE" in large letters on the form to avoid extra charges to your credit/debit card. 

Order by Mail: Print and complete the TOEFL iBT Official Score Report Request Form (PDF). Mail it with your payment as directed on the form.

Questions about any missing score reports should be directed to Educational Testing Service (ETS), the nonprofit organization that develops TOEFL and issues score reports. An e-mail sent to the ETS customer service address—toefl@ets.org—usually will receive a response in five to seven days. Test takers should wait at least eight weeks before contacting ETS about score reports. Score report problems are best avoided by careful preparation of the registration form: writing name and mailing address clearly and following payment procedures detailed in the TOEFL bulletin.

 

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