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The TOEFL® Essentials Test

The quality you expect. The insights you need.
Launching worldwide August 21, 2021.

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About the Test

The TOEFL® Essentials test measures the 4 core skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) in an adaptive format, in just 1-1/2 hours.

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Why Accept the TOEFL Essentials Test?

More New Applicants

Convenient, affordable and accessible, it expands the range of international applicants you can attract to your programs.

Expanded Insights

It goes beyond academic English to also measure general English skills critical to students' success in settings such as internships and interviews.

Trusted Scores

Developed by the world-class assessment experts at ETS, it offers the quality, validity, reliability and security you expect from a TOEFL® test.

Go Beyond the TOEFL iBT® Test

The TOEFL Essentials test has been designed to be distinctly different from the TOEFL iBT® test, so both tests will complement each other in your portfolio of accepted English-proficiency tests.

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