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Success Stories


For over 30 years, the TOEIC® test has helped thousands of organizations throughout the world recruit, hire and promote the most qualified job candidates.

These success stories show why the TOEIC test is the global standard for measuring workplace English-language proficiency. As you read the case studies, consider how the TOEIC test can help you reach your business goals, just as the test has helped thousands of institutions and millions of people reach theirs.

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The TOEIC Test for Recruitment

The TOEIC® Test Helps Shanghai Expo Recruiters Find Qualified Volunteers
Event organizers used the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test to recruit and hire new employees and identify individuals for its overseas training programs.

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Helps Air France Connect with the World
In 2007, Air France replaced its internal English tests with the Listening and Reading version of the TOEIC test. It is now this test which all job applicants must take before applying to take part in the selection process.

TOEIC® Test Scores Help Recruit Qualified Volunteers
The organizing committee of the 2007 Qingdao International Regatta used the TOEIC test to evaluate volunteers for the 2008 Olympic sailing competition.

Recruiting Made More Efficient with the TOEIC®: The Case of Thai International
Using the TOEIC test in its applicant-screening process, Thai Airways dramatically reduced recruitment expenses and increased efficiency.

Recruiting Talented Professionals: France and Malaysia
Packard Bell in France and Kenwood Electronics in Malaysia used the TOEIC test to streamline business practices, reduce personnel costs and provide employees with clear career paths.

Copper-Mining Company Certifies the English Fluency of 60 Percent of Its Supervisors and Managers
A Chilean mining company used TOEIC test scores to prepare managers for international trade, track training program ROI and streamline recruitment decisions.

The TOEIC Test for Training

Using TOEIC® Test Scores for Training Effectiveness Measurement
Ecole de Guerre, a French institution for military higher education, uses the TOEIC tests to evaluate the effectiveness of the English-language training they provide.

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Helps Bumrungrad International Hospital Communicate With Its Patients
Using the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test to assess their employees’ English-language proficiency allows Bumrungrad International to identify staff in need of English training programs.

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Helps Grupo Bimbo Communicate Globally
Grupo Bimbo, one of the largest food corporations in Mexico, chose the TOEIC Listening and Reading test as the tool to measure English proficiency for its current and prospective employees.

Evaluating Indonesian Teachers Using the TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test
Using the TOEIC test allows the Ministry of Education to assess a larger number of teachers than they were previously capable of doing, and gives them a clear understanding of the work that needs to be done to improve their English proficiency levels.

The TOEIC® Speaking Test Helps LG® Group Track Learning Progress
LG Group began using the TOEIC Speaking test to measure the English proficiency of its employees and to make informed training and promotion decisions.

The TOEIC® Test Helps Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company Develop Employees’ English Skills
The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company® uses the TOEIC Listening and Reading test as a training tool for their new hires and to assess the English-language skills of current employees.

China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines, ranked fourth in the world and first in Asia for annual passenger volume, uses TOEIC scores to ensure employees' English-language skills meet international standards to provide a solid foundation for their international operations.

Staying Competitive in a Global Market through the English Language
Hitachi developed an in-house English-language proficiency test system consisting of approximately 20 language courses. The TOEIC test helped determine employee skill levels prior to training.

Improving Our Business by Improving Our English Skills
Price Waterhouse Coopers Brazil opted for the independent and internationally recognized TOEIC test over its own training program. As a result, English-language skill levels rose dramatically.

Improving the English Skills of a German Electronic and Technical Giant
Siemens Mexico turned to ETS and the TOEIC test to improve English skills among employees and set achievable training goals.

Providing English Proficiency Solutions to a Global Solutions Company
Since 1984, NEC has used the TOEIC test to advance global expansion and international awareness among its 285,000 staff members.

Associating Linguistic Competence with Job Specifications
A company that produces powerful machines for a highly specialized global market needs employees who can communicate in English on different levels. Personnel in Design, Production, Sales and Administration are required to take the TOEIC test.

The TOEIC Test for Career Development

Leading University in Mongolia Uses TOEIC® Test Scores to Measure English Proficiency in Teachers
To ensure that its students are receiving the best English training possible, the National University of Mongolia requires all incoming English teachers to take the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and achieve a minimum score of 800.

Starbucks®: Using the TOEIC® Test for Career Measurement and Advancement
Starbucks Brasil has begun using the TOEIC Listening and Reading test as an audit tool for its top and middle management.

Leading Japanese Company Uses the TOEIC® Test to Promote Globalization
Pigeon Corporation (Japan) uses the TOEIC Listening and Reading test to measure the English-language proficiency of its employees.

International School Turns to TOEIC® Tests for Accurate, Accepted Measure of English Skills
The German Swiss International School in Hong Kong teams up with ETS and the TOEIC tests to assess the English-language proficiency of its Business College students.

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Helps Banyan Tree Samui Hotel Communicate With Its Guests
For Banyan Tree Samui, the TOEIC Listening and Reading test is used to identify areas of improvement for associates in areas of operation and helps them achieve efficient communication.

Assessing English-Language Skills in Chile's Workforce
The Chilean Economic Development Agency, CORFO, uses TOEIC test scores to demonstrate the English-language skills of Chile's workforce to potential employers in the global workplace.

Communication is the Key
ETS and Xerox Brazil teamed up to develop English-speaking standards for every level of the company and formulate a plan for increasing job-specific proficiency levels.

The TOEIC® Test is "Food for Thought" in Expansion of Company's International Marketplace
Empresas Carozzi, a Chilean processed-foods company, uses the TOEIC test as a basis for recruiting employees, advancing standards, measuring training effectiveness and widening its global presence.

Using English to Be a Part of the Global Community
Bristol-Myers Squibb Thailand uses the TOEIC test for evaluating and improving English-speaking skills among managers and supervisors, so they can enhance communication and chart their career paths.

The TOEIC Test for Job Placement

Improving English Proficiency Within an American Company Overseas
Johnson & Johnson’s Japanese subsidiary made the TOEIC test the centerpiece of its effort to improve English-language communication.

French-Canadian Business School Students Must Prove English-Language Proficiency to Obtain Degree
The business program at the Université du Québec à Montréal receives positive feedback from undergraduate students for requiring their business-oriented English-language skills be certified by the TOEIC test.

The TOEIC® Test Gives University Graduates an Advantage in the Global Market
The Instituto Profesional DuocUC in Chile, a postgraduate school, gained access to the international student market, and gave graduates a competitive advantage and more job opportunities with the help of TOEIC certification.

Preparing Students for the Global Job Market
The Commission des Titres des Ingenieurs in France recommends that students in French engineering schools attain a TOEIC score of 750 before graduating. TOEIC test scores helps employers hire qualified candidates who can compete globally.

The TOEIC Test for Academic Placement

Top Korean University Uses TOEIC® Test Scores for its Scholarship and Training Programs
Chosun University requires students to submit a TOEIC test score when applying for a scholarship or study abroad program.

Intensive English Programs
Each year, the International English Language Institute (IELI) at Hunter College in New York City trains about 850 students from 75 countries. Since 1996, the IELI has been using the TOEIC test for placing students in the eight levels of its intensive English-language program.

Student Placement
The university’s intensive English-language program enrolls about 150 students who take the TOEIC test for placement into one of the program’s five English-language classes. Because the test is scored rapidly, the university can place students within 48 hours.

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