TOEFL iBT

Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL iBT test is:

  • The most accepted choice.
    Scores are accepted by more than 9,000 universities, agencies, and other institutions in over 130 countries, including nearly every top university in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia.
  • The most popular choice.
    More than 27 million students have taken the TOEFL test to go to English speaking institutions in destinations all over the world.
  • The most convenient choice.
    There are 4,500 test centers in 165 countries worldwide — that’s 9 times more places to take the TOEFL test than any other test.

www.toeflgoanywhere.org


The Internet-based TOEFL is Available Year-round at Prometric Testing Center, Sofia

Test Center Number: 8007
Test Center Address: SOFIA, 16-20 ALABIN STR., FLOOR 6, ROOM 603

Information

Call: +359 2 980 4985, +359 2 981 2215, +359 2 981 6830
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 10.00 a.m. – NOON, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Visit: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 2.00 – 4.00 pm, Sofia, 12 Vitosha Blvd., Floor 5

 

  • TOEFL iBT: Philosophy and content

    TOEFL iBT: Philosophy and content

    • The exam is quite different from the CBT (Computer-based Test) and PBT (Paper-based Test) versions
    • Focuses on a person’s ability to use spoken English
    • Measures one’s ability to learn and integrate information from more than one source
    • It is not a new mode of delivery
    • It is a different test measuring communicative competence in an academic setting with breakout scores for listening, reading, speaking, and writing
  • Focuses on the ability to communicate

    Focuses on the ability to communicate

    • Measures not only how much the student knows about English, but how well he or she can use it
    • Uses integrated tasks that reflect how students actually use language in a university classroom
  • What are integrated tasks?

    What are integrated tasks?

    Questions that require use of more than one skill at a time

    • Read/listen/speak
    • Listen/speak
    • Read /listen /write

    They give us a better picture of how well the student can communicate in English.

  • New Generation TOEFL iBT

    New Generation TOEFL iBT

    • Linear, not computer-adaptive
    • Note taking allowed in all sections of the test
    • No separate tutorial – instructions throughout the test
    • Test time: 4.0 hours
    • All four sections taken in one day
      • Reading
      • Listening
      • Break
      • Integrated Speaking
      • Integrated Writing
  • Reading Section

    Reading Section (3 academic reading passages with questions)

    • Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types
    • Some new question types
      • Fill in a table or prose summary
      • Paraphrasing
      • Questions worth more than one point
    • New glossary and review features
  • Listening Section

    Listening Section (2 conversations with 2 speakers, 4 lectures, 2 include classroom dialogue)

    • Will use a variety of native English accents
    • Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types
    • Some new questions measure understanding of a speaker’s attitude or purpose
  • Integrated Speaking Section

    Integrated Speaking Section (6 questions in total)

    2 independent tasks about familiar topics

    • Responses based on personal experience or opinion
    • No additional information needed to answer

    For example:
    “Some students study for classes individually. Others study in groups. Which method of studying do you think is better for students and why?”

    4 integrated tasks that require more information to answer

    • 2 Reading/Listening/Speaking tasks
    • 2 Listening/Speaking tasks
    • Responses based on what was read and heard
    • Academic and campus-based material
    • Short listening and reading material
  • Integrated Writing Section

    Integrated Writing Section (2 writing questions)

    • 1 independent task
      • Response based on personal experience or opinion
      • Similar to essay on current TOEFL CBT & PBT tests
    • 1 Reading/Listening/Writing task
      • Short academic listening and reading material
      • Response based on what was read and heard
  • Integrated Writing Section - Scoring

    Integrated Writing Section – Scoring

    • Each essay is scored on a 0 – 5 scale
      • total section score is 0 –30
    • Trained raters evaluate ability in:
      • topic development – demonstrate understanding, make clear connections, and convey relevant information
      • organization – present a well-organized response
      • language use – control of grammar and word choice
  • Scoring

    Scoring

    The IBT score range is 0 to 120. An IBT score of 80 compares to a 213 CBT or 550 PBTscore

  • The New Scores

    The New Scores

    The score report sent to universities will show:

    • Four skill scores
      • Reading 0 – 30
      • Listening 0 – 30
      • Integrated Speaking 0 – 30
      • Integrated Writing 0 –30
    • A total score: 0 – 120
  • The New Scores – More Than Just a Number

    The New Scores – More Than Just a Number

    Student score reports will contain:

    • Four skill scores
    • A total score
    • Feedback on their performance to help them improve in the future

    This information can be useful to students and their English teachers.

  • Test Delivery

    Test Delivery

    • Administered via official Internet-based testing (iBT) network – More access than ever before
    • Security measures to ensure test integrity and score authenticity
    • Fixed administration dates, not continuous testing
  • Test Dates

    Test Dates

    • The IBT has set test dates; it is not administered on demand.
    • Note that not all testing sites may offer the IBT on all test dates
  • TOEFL iBT Authorized ETS Test Centers

    TOEFL iBT Authorized ETS Test Centers

    • Sofia
    • Plovdiv
    • Varna
    • Rousse
    • Blagoevgrad
  • TOEFL iBT Test Fee

    TOEFL iBT Test Fee

    The fee for TOEFL iBT testing is USD 215.

  • Registration

    Registration

    For registration information, visit www.ets.org

  • Improving Service

    Improving Service

    Good news!

    • New TOEFL scores reported online free of charge 14 days after the test – no need to wait for mail delivery
      • paper score report will also be mailed
      • printable
    • Universities can view scores online in 14 days

    For More Information visit: www.ets.org/toefl и www.toeflgoanywhere.org.