If you want to continue your education in the United States and you have studies outside of the U.S., generally you are required to have to provide an English Language Proficiency Test such as TOEFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions.
The TOEFL test measures all four English-language skills. It takes about four hours.
|Section||Time Limit||No. of Questions||Overview|
|Reading||60—80 minutes||36—56 questions||Read passages, then respond to questions|
|Listening||60—90 minutes||34—51 questions||Listen to lectures or a classroom discussion, then respond to questions|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Speak into a microphone about familiar topics and discuss material you read about and listened to|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Read a passage, listen to a recording and then type your written response|
In most test centers across the world, you will take the TOEFL IBT which stands for Internet-Based TOEFL. You will take it on a computer. However, the TOEFL test is administered as a paper-based test in a few places where testing via the internet is not available.