WHAT THE TOEFL TEST IS ALL ABOUT
This is a list of all you need to know about the TOEFL test which is taken and also accepted almost worldwide.
- Let me start by telling you what the full meaning of TOEFL is, it is obvious some of you are just hearing it for the first time or probably have not cared to know its full meaning. TOEFL stands for “Test Of English as a Foreign Language”.
- It would also be of interest to let you know that the TOEFL test is accepted by over 8,000 institutions in over 130 countries of the world. This mean you can use the TOEFL result to sort out issues widely.
Now let me hop over to giving you the list of things you need to know about the TOEFL itself. I will answer most of the frequently asked questions about TOEFL and also provide answers to some of the salient questions you hardly ask about TOEFL. Sit tight and cross your belt, its gonna be a smooth ride here.
HOW MUCH DOES THE TOEFL TEST COST?
“The registration cost for the TOEFL iBT varies from country to country, and sometimes even from testing center to testing center. The test fee can be anywhere from 160-250 USD, but in most places it’s around $200″. Don’t gasp yet if you are a Nigerian. I know 250 USD is close to a hundred thousand Naira and you are just wondering how you would spend such amount of money to sit for the exam.
Well it doesn’t cost that much down here, “it varies from country to country” remember. The cost for the TOEFL exam in Nigeria really varies but can be gotten between #40,000 to #60,000. (You may get it at a price higher or lower than this, but I advice you go for those who would not scam you and will also charge you considerably).
MarkivConsult.org charges about #50,000 for the exam, you can check them out here. (I am not paid or compelled to mention them here, just trying to give you an example).
TOEFL AVAILABLE iBT TEST CENTERS
The TOEFL iBT (iBT -Internet Based Test) test is administered via the Internet, and the TOEFL PBT (PBT -Paper Based Test) test is administered in a paper-delivered format. The TOEFL iBT test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It is offered more than 50 times a year and is administered online at testing sites around the world. I hope I answered the question “what is toefl iBT and what is TOEFL PBT here? If you need further clarification on any of the above mentioned test, feel free to use the comment box.
WHERE CAN I TAKE THE TOEFL TEST?
“To find available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, create or sign in to your TOEFL iBT account and click “Register for a Test.” You will not need to complete the registration process to see available centers and dates.
You can also see a list of testing cities, dates and fees. However, for the most complete and up-to-date test center information, please sign in to your TOEFL iBT account“. The information writing in slanted form is from ets.org, you can use it check out online iBT centers and also participate in the exam.
TOEFL AVAILABLE PBT TEST CENTERS
See a list of TOEFL PBT Locations and Dates or check the online registration system for the latest information. There are number of paper based test centers in nigeria and world wide but you have to take note that it is not all the centers that are available for for test at all times.HOW MANY HOURS DOES THE TEST LAST?
According to testden.com, the TOEFL IBT test takes about 4 hours to complete. At minimum, the TOEFL IBT will last 3 hours and 10 minutes. At maximum, it will take 4 hours and 20 minutes. The length varies because the Reading section can take from 60 to 100 minutes, and the Listening section ranges from 60 to 90 minutes.
This simply means you should prepare yourself properly before going for the exam. Feed properly in other not to get exhausted in the exam hall.
HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE BEING SET IN THE TOEFL EXAM?
You know the exam is featured in sections, there is the reading section, the writing section, the speaking section and the listening section. Below is a breakdown of what you should expect in any of the sections.
- Writing Section -> 50mins – two tasks
- Speaking Section -> 20mins – two tasks
- Reading Section -> _ – _
- Listening Section -> 60mins – 90mins – 34 – 51 questions
- Break Section -> approx 10mins.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE TOEFL RESULT?
Printed score reports are mailed approximately 13 days after your test date. You should allow 7–10 days after that date for mail delivery in the United States, and more time for mail delivery to other locations.
Your TOEFL result will be printed officially by the exam organizers and emailed to you to your preferred location.
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HOW MANY TIMES CAN I TAKE THE TOEFL EXAM?
The TOEFL test has more test dates (over 50 per year) and locations than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period.
NOTE: For TOEFL candidates in Nigeria, you are required to present a valid international passport at the test venue before you will be allowed into the test hall.
I think I have gotten you properly cleared on what to know about the TOEFL exam but if you still have any question not attended to here, use the comment box to let me know.
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