How to take TOEFL?

How to take TOEFL? TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an international exam in English as a foreign language. The exam consists of four parts: Listening, Writing, Reading, and Speaking.

TOEFL is needed in these cases:

  • when you want to enter the United States university;
  • when you apply for a job in an American company;
  • when you need a work visa at a U.S. consulate;
  • when you apply for U.S. citizenship.

If you don’t know how to take TOEFL test, read this article: there you can find a lot of useful information which will help you during the registration and the procedure of taking the test.

TOEFL registration

In order to pass the TOEFL you need to know what the test center conducts the exam, select a date to register and pay for the test. Exam date can be found at the official website of TOEFL: www.ets.org / toefl. By the way, there are a great number of the test centers in Moscow.

Before taking TOEFL iBT exam you should register at www.ets.org / toefl by phone or mail. The cost of registration for passing the test in Moscow is $ 250. You need to make a payment at least seven days before the test. However, if you pay for the exam in 3 days before the test (maximum), you have to pay additional $ 35. You can make payment by credit or debit card: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa or by the check. You can also pay by PayPal (big debit electronic payment system) or by e-check, but only if you’ve opened a bank account in the United States. You can also get a TOEFL voucher at the resource center (in the Netherlands) and pay for it. The voucher has some advantage – it reduces the cost of taking the test.

How can you change the date?

If you need to postpone or cancel the date of taking TOEFL test, you can do it no later than three days prior to the date of the exam. This can be done by Internet or telephone, and the cost of the changed date will be $ 60. In case of timely cancellation of registration for the exam (deadline - three days before its taking) you will get back a half of the cost of the test. There’s no cash refund.

How to take TOEFL in Moscow?

In Moscow you can pass TOEFL iBT exam (it’s organized 30-40 times per year). Exam can be retaken as many times as you need, there are no restrictions.

TOEFL results

Now you know how to take TOEFL, let’s speak about how and when you get the results the test. During ten days after the date of the test, you get an email that your scores are available for viewing on the official site. An official certificate with scores will be mailed to you in 13 days after test day. However, it should take into account that the time required for sending letters can take more than a month.

If you want to know about the process of the registration of TOEFL exam, watch this video:

The certificate is valid for two years. Before the test taking you should choose the organizations where you want to send the scores. However, during two years you can choose an unlimited number of the educational institutions, where you wish to send the duplicate certificate. Each copy will cost you $ 18.