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Gepubliceerd op: 4 november 2013
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)

TOEFL-tests measure the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in educational settings.

More than 8,500 institutions and agencies in 130 countries rely on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test to select students with the English skills needed to succeed. The TOEFL test opens more doors than any other academic English test. It covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English and grammar exercises.

The Test

The TOEFL test helps prove you have the English skills you will actually use in an academic classroom. In the test, you may read a passage from a textbook and listen to a lecture and then speak or write in response, just like you would in a classroom. Because the test is composed of 100% academic questions and tasks, many universities consider it the most appropriate test to use when making admission decisions.

In Europe the TOEFL test is offered in Internet-based Testing (iBT) format at an authorized Educational Testing Service (ETS) test center in your chosen location. The TOEFL iBT tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success. The content on the test is authentic, and the language is consistent with that used in everyday, real academic settings.

TOEFL in The Netherlands

The TOEFL iBT fee varies by country. In the Netherlands the TOEFL iBT test fee US $240. Your test fee includes:

  • One score report for you (electronic only, unless you've requested a paper copy).
  • Up to four official score reports that ETS will send directly to the institutions or agencies you've selected.

What to expect?

The test has four sections that take about four hours to complete:

  • Reading
    (60-80 minutes, 36-56 questions) measures the ability to understand academic reading material
  • Listening
    (60-90 minutes, 34-51 questions) measures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities
  • 10 minute break
  • Speaking
    (20 minutes, 6 tasks) measures the ability to speak English in an academic context
  • Writing
    (time limit 50 minutes, 2 tasks) measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work


For the Internet-based test, you will receive four section scores and a total score:

  • Reading (0-30)
  • Listening (0-30)
  • Speaking (0-30)
  • Writing (0-30)

Total Score (0-120)

How and when do I get my scores?

Scores will be posted online approximately 10 days after the test date for you to see after logging in. Your scores will also be mailed to the universities or institutions you selected. A score report posting schedule for each test administration is available on the TOEFL iBT website. Allow 7-10 days for mail delivery in the United States and 4-6 weeks for other areas. It is recommended that you take the test two to three months before your earliest application deadline.

Validation of the scores

ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.

More information can also be found at www.ets.org/toefl
Source: www.ets.org/toefl