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What is TOEFL?
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.
How often is the test given?
The TOEFL iBT test is given on fixed dates, 30 to 40 times a year. Select your test date and location.  (http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/tclists/IBT_a.html)
The TOEFL PBT test is offered where the TOEFL iBT test is not available and is given six times a year.
How much does the TOEFL test cost?
Costs depend on the test location you choose. Usually, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250.
When can I register for the test?
Seats fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register three to four months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test date should be two to three months before your earliest admissions application deadline.
Do not forget to check the location where tests are available:
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/tclists/IBT_a.html
Register Online
Register 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be sure to spell your name exactly as it appears on the identification you will bring on test day.
Pay with a credit/debit card: American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or VISA®. You can also use an electronic check (e-check) if you have a bank account in the United States or its territories.
Payment can also be made using a registration voucher obtained from a local master TOEFL iBT Resource Center or a Voucher Reseller.
Payment methods are subject to change without notice.
Note: American Express, Discover, JCB and MasterCard are NOT accepted for the following locations: Benin, Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Togo.
Registration closes seven days before your test date.
Late registration closes three days before your test date (not including the day of the test) and has a late fee of US$35.
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Calculating Scores for TOEFL:
How is the speaking section scored?
Each of the six tasks is rated from 0 to 4, and the average of these scores is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.
Human scorers rate the responses. They evaluate the test-taker's ability in topic development, delivery, and language use.
How is the writing section scored?
The two tasks are rated from 0 to 5, and the average of these scores is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.
Human scorers rate the responses.
Raters evaluate the integrated writing task on the overall quality of the writing (organization, appropriate and precise use of grammar and vocabulary) and the completeness and accuracy of the content. Scorers rate the independent writing essay on the overall quality of the writing:
• Development
• Organization
• Appropriate and precise use of grammar and vocabulary
Has the TOEFL® score scale changed for Internet-based testing?
Yes. The new score scale is shown here.
Section        Score Scale
Listening         0-30
Reading          0-30
Speaking        0-30
Writing             0-30
Total Score     0-120
The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.
Which colleges, universities, and licensing agencies accept TOEFL scores?
More than 8,000 colleges, universities, and licensing agencies in more than 130 countries accept TOEFL® scores, making TOEFL® the most accepted English-proficiency test in the world. For a list of approved score recipients, please visit www.ets.org/toefl
How long are TOEFL scores valid?
TOEFL scores are valid for two years because language proficiency can change considerably in a relatively short period of time. Scores more than two years old cannot be reported or verified.

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