France Says Bonjour to the TOEFL® Test in Record Numbers for 2009
Number of French TOEFL iBT™ Test Takers Increased More than 25 Percent from Previous Year
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Princeton, N.J. (May 4, 2010) —
This press release is also available in French.
ETS reported today that the number of French students taking the TOEFL iBT™ (Internet-based Test) in 2009 surpassed the previous year by more than 25 percent, representing the largest number of French TOEFL test takers for a one-year period in the history of the test.
To date, more than 24 million students globally have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English proficiency to study abroad in more than 130 countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, including acceptance at the top 100 U.S. institutions referenced in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2010.
"In 2009, we saw significant growth in the number of French students taking the TOEFL test," commented Alain Daumas, French Country Manager of ETS Global BV. "English is the international language of choice and an important tool for French students to succeed in the global marketplace. We look forward to continuing to work with French students in reaching their educational goals."
Currently, there are 56 testing sites in France to accommodate students' schedules. In addition, online score reports are now available for French students within two weeks, making the testing process more efficient and user-friendly.
More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips, and sample test questions, is available on the TOEFL Go Anywhere website, available at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.
About the TOEFL Test
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language proficiency assessment worldwide. Currently, more than 7,300 colleges and universities accept the TOEFL test in 130 countries. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing centers in 165 countries.
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