Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 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. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
(TOEFL) is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports which are sent independently to institutions and are valid for two years following the test.
* Annual number of test takers: 2.3 million.
* Knowledge / skills tested: Reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language.
* Scores / grades used by: More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries. Countries / regions: 4,500 test centers in 165 countries.