Test of English as a Foreign Language

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT®) test measures academic English skills the way they’re actually used in the classroom, so universities know you're ready to succeed. The test has four sections — Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

  • Reading section is designed to assess how well you can read and understand the kind of materials used in an academic environment.
  • Listening section is designed to measure your ability to understand conversations and lectures in English.
  • Speaking section is designed to measure your ability to speak English effectively in academic settings.
  • Writing section is designed to measure your ability to write in English in an academic setting, and you're expected to be able to present your ideas in a clear, well-organized manner.

Required Identification: 

A valid government-issued ID and contain both your photograph and your signature. Your ID requirements depend on where you plan to take the test and your citizenship. Review both the country-specific and general ID requirements(link is external).


Varies by testing location. Additional information available when you register.


Exam must be purchased at ETS(link is external).

Official Website: 

ETS(link is external)

Contact Information: 

ETS Telephone Number (877) 863-3546

ETS Email(link is external) Address


Study materials are available at ETS(link is external).