The main purpose of TOEFL – evaluate the level of English proficiency of those for whom English is not their native language. TOEFL has been developed for administration of U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to give them an opportunity to evaluate the level of professional English proficiency of foreign students wishing to study in the U.S. or Canada.
Certificate of TOEFL – is a required document for studying in foreign universities, for the training program MBA, getting the right of training English or for getting work requiring knowledge of English. TOEFL certificate is valid for two years.
The main feature of TOEFL is that it is based on American English, as for passing TOEFL it is necessary to understand the vocabulary and grammar subtleties that distinguish American English from British English.
Since 24 September 2005 the U.S. launched the new format of the test - TOEFL iBT (Inernet-based Test), to replace the TOEFL cBT (Computer-based Test). In 2006, all countries have switched to this format.
The abbreviation stands for iBT - Internet-based Test. TOEFL iBT testing involves integrated skills. This means that the grammar is not tested through a separate section , but after all the others. There will also be tested your ability to speak English. Online registration and online results make the test easier.