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TOEFL® EssentialsTM

A friendly and convenient English-language test with the quality that universities respect

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TOEFL Essentials Test Resources

The TOEFL Essentials test measures the four core language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The friendly test format has short, engaging tasks that relate to both academic situations and everyday life.

You can take the test from home in only about 1.5 hours, for about half the price of other major English-language tests. Universities trust TOEFL scores to accurately measure your English skills, so they know you can succeed in their programs.


About the test

Why Choose TOEFL Essentials?

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What’s On the Test?

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Test Prep

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