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Principle and operation of ETS TOEFL

The ETS TOEFL is the reference among existing English exams. This test for students is a passport that is often indispensable for entering an English-speaking university. It is therefore important to understand how it works and to follow a specific preparation for the proposed tests.

What is the ETS TOEFL?

The ETS TOEFL refers to the private U.S. Education Testing Service (ETS) organization that conducts the test. Based at Princeton University, this organization offers standardized language tests whose value is recognized internationally. The term ETS TOEFL is therefore used to refer to one of the tests developed by the organization, the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Created in 1964, this academic test is regularly requested by British, American and Canadian universities from foreign candidates.

Since its creation, the ETS TOEFL has been offered in different forms, with a paper version and a computer version. Since 2005, the Internet format, the TOEFL iBT (internet-Based Test), in four parts and scored out of 120 points, is the new version submitted to candidates during the official examination. To date, it is estimated that more than 30 million people worldwide have already taken the test.

Language Assessment Tests

The English tests designed by Education Testing Service have an excellent reputation, not only in the United States but also worldwide. The TOEFL test is used to demonstrate your level of English in a university setting. It is most often taken by students wishing to study abroad. We are a TOEFL test center. Every second weekend (Saturday) we hold an official TOEFL test at our centres.

Preparing and taking the TOEFL test in Switzerland

Passing the TOEFL in a score out of 120, with the test consisting of four sections (Reading; Listening; Writing; Speaking) each scored out of 30 points. Most of the test is based on multiple-choice questions. A score of 88 points out of 120 is required by most English-speaking universities. Learn more about TOEFL scoring.

This is a complex certificate that requires very good preparation beforehand.

With Wall Street English training schools in Switzerland, you can follow specific courses to take this language test. The preparation includes registration for the certification and a placement test. Qualified teachers are also at your disposal to answer all questions related to the exam.

In order to join a university abroad or to certify your level of English, being able to show an excellent score on the ETS TOEFL is a definite asset. To give you every chance to obtain a high score, do not hesitate to contact the Wall Street English centre nearest to you: you will be given relevant and effective preparation.