[Infographic] Compare TOEFL and IELTS. Have you chosen the right one?

Choosing between TOEFL and IELTS TOEFL and IELTS have become the most widely accepted tests to measure English proficiency of non-native speakers around the world. In spite of having the same purpose, the two tests are different in many aspects. The infographic below represents a comparison between the tests which might help you choose the … Read more

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TOEFL FAQ

We have put together the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get from English, baby! members about TOEFL®

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The IELTS or the TOEFL Test, Which is Better ?

TOEFL vs IELTS Comparision

You might wonder if the TOEFL or the IELTS is better for you. Read on and find out!

Forr many years, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was the exam most U.S. colleges and universities relied on to measure and test English language skills exhibited by applicants from non-English speaking countries. Worldwide, that was not the case. Another test, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), was the exam required by most other English-speaking countries, including Britain and Australia, to test English language skills. The IELTS is often considered to be the only test that can compete with the TOEFL test in the United States.

The TOEFL test did not match the IELTS in all areas

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About the TOEFL Test

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An overview of the TOEFL test

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures your English skills by testing reading, writing, listening, and now, in most locations, speaking. The TOEFL test is offered in 180 countries around the globe.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures your English skills by testing reading, writing, listening, and now, in most locations, speaking. The TOEFL test is offered in 180 countries around the globe.

If you’re a non-native English speaker at the 11th-grade or above level, planning to attend college or graduate school in the United States, chances are you need to take the TOEFL. More than 6,000 colleges and universities worldwide require the TOEFL test as part of your application. It is designed to evaluate your mastery of the English language and your ability to be successful in an English-speaking academic environment.

The original TOEFL was a paper and pencil test. Gradually, the TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) was joined by the computer-based version, the CBT. Until 2005, the TOEFL was administered primarily as the CBT. Since then a new version of the test, the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT), was introduced and is being integrated worldwide. Depending upon your testing location, the TOEFL will be administered in either iBT or PBT format. The CBT version is no longer offered.

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