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TOEFL® Essentials™ Test

A convenient, friendly and trusted English-language test

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The TOEFL Essentials Advantage

The TOEFL Essentials test offers your students a choice of high-quality TOEFL tests to meet English proficiency requirements.

Both the TOEFL Essentials test and the TOEFL iBT® test can help your students get where they want to go. The test they choose depends on their testing style and preferences.

Who should take the TOEFL Essentials test?

Students can choose TOEFL Essentials test if they prefer:

  • A faster-paced test with shorter tasks and an engaging experience
  • An adaptive test that adjusts to their proficiency level
  • A test that measures both academic English, as well as general English for other contexts like internships and interviews.
  • A more interactive experience, including a simulated virtual interview in the Speaking section and the Personal Video Statement

Achieve your goals and discover new opportunities

You can benefit from the work you do with TOEFL Essentials test takers.

  • Develop your career and improve your employment prospects.
  • Make a real difference in lives all over the world and watch your students grow and succeed because of your help.
  • Gain access to endless teaching opportunities through our global network of test centers.
  • Get assistance for your research through our Grants and Awards program.