Video Title: The TOEFL® Test: Your Passport to the World - Video transcript

People in this video

Narrator

Lu Wang – TOEFL Scholarship winner from China, Columbia University, USA

Fanta Aw Assistant Vice President, American University, USA - TOEFL Board member

Susan Stites-Doe – Professor, The College at Brockport, USA - TOEFL Board member

Patricia Bishop – Vice provost and Dean, University of Central Florida, USA – TOEFL Board Chair

Jeffrey Smart – Pro vice-chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - TOEFL Board member

Sujay Subrahmanyan – TOEFL Scholarship winner from India London School of Economics

Xiaofei Tang – TOEFL Marketing Director, Educational Testing Service, USA

Janet Giannotti – ESL Assistant Professor, Northern Virginia Community College USA - TOEFL Board member

Mohammed Dahbi – Dean, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco - TOEFL Board member

So Yun Park – Korea University, TOEFL Scholarship winner

Minh – Global studies student from Vietnam, Villanova University, USA

Shariar – Engineering Student from Bangladesh, Villanova University, USA

Intro

[music playing]

On-screen: Passport

Narrator: The TOEFL Test is your passport to study abroad. It can take you more places than any other English-language proficiency test.

On-screen: The Most Accepted Test

Lu Wang (TOEFL Scholarship winner from China, Columbia University, USA): TOEFL is kind of like an academic passport to United States, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, all over the world.

On-screen: The Most Popular Test

Susan Stites-Doe (Professor, The College at Brockport, USA - TOEFL Board member): Twenty-five million people have taken the TOEFL test. That's a pretty good track record.

On-screen: The Most Convenient Test

Patricia Bishop (Vice provost and Dean, University of Central Florida, USA – TOEFL Board Chair): The TOEFL test is offered in 165 countries and over 4,500 test centers.

On-screen: The Most Authentic Test

Jeffrey Smart (Pro vice-chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - TOEFL Board member): The TOEFL test scores can be relied upon because they're testing exactly the kind of academic content and skill levels that we know our students need to be successful.

On-screen: Welcome Abroad

Jeffrey Smart: For a student, a TOEFL test score is like a passport that they can use to gain access to universities in almost any of the English-speaking destination countries.

On-screen: 7,500+ institutions

Patricia Bishop: The TOEFL test is accepted by 7,500 institutions worldwide. This is truly a world test.

Fanta Aw (Assistant Vice President, American University, USA - TOEFL Board member): It's a test that's available at the undergraduate level, at the graduate level, at the post-graduate level, for students who want to study not just in the United States but pretty much anywhere in the world where the instruction is in English.

Sujay Subrahmanyan (TOEFL Scholarship winner from India London School of Economics): Taking the TOEFL exam showed that I could apply to many more universities. So, from an academic standpoint, it opened up a lot of avenues.

Janet Giannotti (ESL Assistant Professor, Northern Virginia Community College USA - TOEFL Board member): So, my latest advice to everybody, come to the community college is take the TOEFL test as early as you think you can do well on it.

So Yun Park (Korea University, TOEFL Scholarship winner): My TOEFL score's been used for a lot of application processes. I attended a global seminar on sustainability in Japan, Tokyo, and recently I went to the University of London as an exchange student, and I used my TOEFL score there as well.

On-screen: The Most Popular Test

Mohammed Dahbi (Dean, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco - TOEFL Board member): TOEFL test takers come from all over the world. They come from all the countries of the United Nations, I would say, from something like 180 countries.

On-screen: 25 Million Test Takers

Patricia Bishop: There's 25 million test takers who have taken the TOEFL test at one time or another.

Xiaofei Tang (TOEFL Marketing Director, Educational Testing Service, USA): In China, almost everybody knows the TOEFL test, and people actually associate TOEFL with study abroad. So, I took the TOEFL test in 1999, and here I am today.

Mohammed Dahbi: A long time ago, I myself had to take the test because I had a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship.

Xiaofei Tang: I remember the moment when I opened my TOEFL test score report. It was one of the moments I remember because I felt there could be many doors open to me.

Lu Wang: When I see my scores, I have more confidence in my language proficiency to study here. It just gives me encouragement and support to get rid of all my fear and concern to study here.

Mohammed Dahbi: It was, in a way, a passport to lots of things that opened in front of me.

Jeffrey Smart: And wherever I go I talk to students, agents, education agents, institutions about what's the most famous English test that they can think of, and most of them say the TOEFL test.

On-screen: The Most Convenient Test

Xiaofei Tang: No matter your village in Africa, or you are in big city like in Seoul or in Shanghai, you can take the TOEFL test anywhere.

On-screen:

Susan Stites-Doe: There are over 4,500 testing centers for the TOEFL test in over 165 countries. It's the most widely available test of English language.

Jeffrey Smart: It's very accessible, very easy to take as part of a student's application to move on to university.

Fanta Aw: We really are very dependent on students coming from all over the world, and that is what makes our campus a rich vibrant campus. We need to know that there is a test that is offered all around the world, and the TOEFL definitely provides that.

Janet Giannotti: We know the network is out there. We know everybody that's coming to our school has access to the TOEFL test.

On-screen: The Most Authentic Test

Jeffrey Smart: The test puts students in exactly the situation they want to experience in the classroom, and then assesses how well they comprehend the material they've been given.

Minh (Global studies student from Vietnam, Villanova University, USA): I barely had any trouble listening to lectures in class because I spent a lot of time working on my listening skill when preparing for the test.

Shariar (Engineer Student from Bangladesh, Villanova University, USA): The best thing about the TOEFL test that I found was how to use the tools of communication, reading, writing, speaking and listening.

On-screen: University of Central Florida

Patricia Bishop: We would love to be able to stamp the University of Central Florida on your TOEFL passport.

On-screen: Australia

Jeffrey Smart: So, why don't you come to Australia? We'll stamp Australia in your TOEFL passport.

On-screen: The College at Brockport

Susan Stites-Doe: The College at Brockport would be happy to stamp their TOEFL passport.

On-screen: Morocco

Mohammed Dahbi: If you come to Morocco to study, you'll go back with a Morocco stamp on your TOEFL passport.

On-screen: Your Passport to the World

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Total length of video: 5:32