The TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. It is widely accepted by over 11,000 universities and institutions in over 190 countries and territories.


The TOEFL iBT tests all four academic English skills:

  • Reading: You will read academic passages and answer questions about them.
  • Listening: You will listen to lectures and conversations and answer questions about them.
  • Speaking: You will speak independently and in response to prompts.
  • Writing: You will write an integrated essay and an independent essay.

The TOEFL iBT is a computer-delivered test that typically takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. The test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120, with 120 being the highest possible score.

Here are some tips for preparing for the TOEFL iBT:

  • Take a practice test: There are many practice tests available online and in test prep books. Taking a practice test will help you familiarize yourself with the format of the test and identify areas where you need to improve.
  • Study vocabulary: The TOEFL iBT tests a wide range of vocabulary. Make sure to study vocabulary words that are commonly used in academic settings.
  • Improve your reading comprehension: The reading section of the TOEFL iBT is challenging. Make sure to practice reading academic passages and answering questions about them.
  • Practice speaking English: The speaking section of the TOEFL iBT is also challenging. Make sure to practice speaking English on a variety of topics.
  • Write essays: The writing section of the TOEFL iBT requires you to write two essays. Make sure to practice writing essays on a variety of topics.