Students can achieve their dreams of university study, immigration and more with the TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™ tests. Each test is uniquely designed so they can choose the TOEFL test that's best for them.
Which TOEFL® Test is Right for You?
|TOEFL Essentials Test||TOEFL iBT Test|
|What kind of student am I?||I seek to be a good student, and I have a balanced approach to my education.||I seek to be the best, and I aspire to meet my educational goals.|
|What style of test do I prefer?||A faster-paced test with shorter tasks and an engaging experience||A traditionally paced test with longer tasks and a more immersive experience typical of an academic environment|
|What does it measure?||Foundational elements of English-language proficiency||Directly measures your ability to communicate in English in a university environment|
|What type of English does it measure?||About 50% academic English and 50% general English||100% academic English|
|How does it help me to stand out?||It includes the Personal Video Statement to share your insights and showcase your unique personality.||Its unique academic focus allows you to demonstrate your academic English proficiency.|
|How does the content align with my abilities?||It adapts to your proficiency level to help you show your English-language strengths.||It uses carefully pre-selected content for the best possible assessment of your academic English abilities.|
|What happens in the Speaking section?||It includes a simulated virtual interview with a pre-recorded interviewer for a more interactive experience.||It is a traditional computer-based Speaking section where your responses to on-screen prompts are recorded.|
|How long is the test?||About 1 ½ hours, with no break||About 3 hours, with a 10-minute break|
|Where can I test?||At home||At a test center, or at home with the TOEFL iBT Home Edition|
|When can I test?||Appointments available 24 hours a day, 1 day a week (more days will be added later)||Appointments available about 60 dates per year at a test center, or 24 hours a day, 4 days a week for the Home Edition|
|When will I get my scores?||6 days after your test||6 days after your test (6–10 days for Home Edition)|
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