TOEFL is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. It is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
TOEFL test is designed to assess the actual skills you will need to be successful in your studies, the very best way to develop the skills being measured is to study in an English program focused on:
Communication using all four skills, especially speaking
Integrated skills (for examples, listening/reading/speaking, / listening/reading/writing)
The TOEFL test measures all 4 language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It reflects how language is really used with integrated tasks that combine more than one skill, just as in real academic settings. It represents the best practices in language learning and teaching.
Reading section measures ability to understand academic text and passages through 3 main purposes:
1.Reading to find information
3.Reading to learn.
The Listening section measures ability to understand spoken English through 3 main purposes:
1.Listening for basic comprehension
2.Listening for pragmatic understanding
3.Connecting and synthesizing information
Speaking section measures ability to speak English successfully in and outside the class. Writing section measures ability to write effectively in English in an academic setting.
IELTS opens doors to international education. It is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular English test for higher education and global migration, accepted by employers and professional bodies in English-speaking countries worldwide.
IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
IELTS assesses all of 4 English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how students will use English at study, at work, and at play, in their new life abroad.