About the TOEFL iBT® Test

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.

What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Who Takes the TOEFL Test?

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas

Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?

More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores, and more, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores.

Where and When Can I Take the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL test has more test dates (more than 50 per year) and locations than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment.

What Does the TOEFL iBT Test Cost?

The cost of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries. For information on registration, fees, test dates and locations, select your test location.

What Resources Can Help Me Prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test?

University American College Skopje offers intensive preparatory courses prior to the test date. By attending a preparatory course you get a realistic feel of what the test would look like and what to expect on the test day, while practicing and enhancing your current knowledge of the language.

For more information on the preparatory course and TOEFL iBT test dates at UACS, please e-mail Ms. Rahela Evtimova at: rahela.evtimova@uacs.edu.mk

TOEFL iBT® Test Content

The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the Internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.

Combining All Four Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing
During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
 Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
 Listen and then speak in response to a question
 Read, listen and then write in response to a question

TOEFL iBT Test Sections

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading* 60–80 minutes 36–56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.

Please read the timing instructions for the Reading Section carefully. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the amount of time you have to respond to questions for those passages. Be sure to pace yourself so that you have time to answer all the questions.

A standard English language (QWERTY) computer keyboard is used for the test. We recommend that you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.

How to register for the TOEFL iBT® Test?

Step 1: Create a profile or log in if you already have a TOEFL account on the following link.

Step 2: On My Home Page, under My tests, select Register for a Test

Step 3: Under Select Product Type, click TOEFL test, then Continue

Step 4: Under Important Test Registration Information – Terms and Conditions, select I agree to the terms and conditions described above as well as the ETS Terms of Use and Privacy and Security Policy

Step 5: On Register for a Test:

  1. Choose a location to take the test, select Macedonia and under Region, select Skopje
  2. Select from available test dates, select Start Test Date: May 01, 2017 and End Test Date: May 31, 2017 and then click Search
  3. Select a Test Center, choose University American College Skopje (STN15068C) and the test date May 20, 2017

Step 6: Under Reservation Summary, click Continue

Step 7: Enter Identification (ID) Information – fill in the required fields: Passport or National ID number

Step 8: Under Score Reporting References, choose the preferred score reporting preference

  • Online score report ONLY or
  • Online score report AND a paper copy mailed to you

Note: Your scores will be available approximately 10 days after the test.

Step 8: Complete the remaining steps of the registration process as indicated on each screen

 

 Certificate of Authorization for the delivery of ETS’s Internet-based tests at University American College Skopje 

TOEFL iBT test dates at University American College Skopje (February -June 2017)