What is the TOEFL?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL®, is a requirement for work and study in many English-speaking countries. For international students applying to universities in the United States, a high score on the TOEFL is an essential part of your undergraduate or graduate level application. The TOEFL can also be a gateway to a number of professional endeavors.

WHAT IS LogicPrep’s strategY for the TOEFL?

To begin preparing for the TOEFL, our instructors will assess your existing English ability by conversing with you and going over some reading comprehension and writing exercises. After taking a full practice exam, you'll focus on the parts of the test that you find most challenging.

TOEFL lessons are, by nature, customized to each student's unique needs. Our instructors will draw upon a number of multimedia resources to help students get acquainted with the test. If your main challenge is pronunciation, our instructors are happy to offer tips to sound more fluent. If writing is your main issue, we can look over your essays and help you navigate complex grammar rules.

What content is covered on the TOEFL?

Students concurrently studying for the ACT or SAT will likely recognize the structure of the Reading and Writing sections. The Reading section asks testers to peruse a variety of passages, answering multiple-choice questions about comprehension, style, and vocabulary. Speaking entails responding to brief passages and dialogues using both conversational and formal, academic English. The test will also have you respond to multiple-choice questions about audio samples. For Writing, you'll respond to two essay prompts: an argumentative essay and a personal narrative.

Who takes THE TOEFL?

Because the TOEFL is a requirement for work and study in most English-speaking countries, typically international students applying to universities in the United States will take the TOEFL.

What is the format of the TOEFL?

The TOEFL lasts anywhere from three and a half to four and a half hours, depending on the test:

Sections Questions Time
Reading 36 - 56 60 minutes - 80 minutes
Listening 34 - 51 60 minutes - 90 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks 20 minutes
Writing 2 tasks 50 minutes

How is the TOEFL scored?

The TOEFL is scored on a 120 point scale, split four ways between the four portions of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. A score of 100 is typically required for admission into most American universities.

When is the TOEFL offered?

The TOEFL is offered throughout the year at sites around the world. It's best, however, to make a plan for when you'll take the TOEFL as soon as you've decided you'll need to submit a score.